Sunday, February 26, 2012

What Does The Future Look Like And How Can It Be More Sustainable?

A sustainable future is one where we live and work in ways that do not compromise the health and well-being of the world’s people and environment.
Today, much more needs to be done before we are able to achieve the goal of a sustainable future. If we continue on our current path, we will be faced with a future of ever worsening droughts and floods, increased scarcity of resources leading to increasing conflict for access to them and increased diseases and lowered quality of life. The insurance industry has suffered major losses because of the recent high frequency of large-scale natural disasters. Weather-related losses were $48 billion for the first half of this decade, compared to $14 billion for the entire previous decade.
Business can lead the way today and put us on the path to a sustainable future by manufacturing goods and providing services in more responsible ways.