GAS to Fuel the Packaging Industry

by April 2nd, 2017

Packaging is an industry closely influenced by the growing discourse on sustainability given the link between packaging and waste. Sustainability, however, is not just the only factor impacting the industry – changing lifestyle afforded by a faster pace of urbanisation and the associated space constriction are also influencing the pack sizes. Consumers expect to connect […]

Germany: Expected Election Result not a Threat to the Business Landscape

by March 28th, 2017

As one of the founding members of the European Union (EU), the result of the German national elections to be held in September 2017 will hold significant importance not only for the country but for the European Union (EU) as a whole. Major polling trends reveal that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal-conservative party, the Christlich-Demokratische Union […]

Food Waste and the Wasted Opportunities for Businesses and Governments

by March 14th, 2017

As the discussion on sustainability gains traction, food loss and waste still remains a less explored area with immense scopes for governments and businesses, particularly in foods, to take up actions which can not only address grave social issues, but also curb long-term risks and create revenue boosting opportunities. This article forms a part of our […]

The Emerging Ethical Economy and Implications for the Consumer Goods Industry

by March 10th, 2017

The New Consumerism alludes to the emerging ethical economy as consumers reassess their priorities, opting for conscious instead of conspicuous consumption. This means they are considering the green credentials and ethical footprints of the products and services they purchase with strong implications for the consumer goods industry including all those involved in the supply chain ranging from the […]

Automation and the Future of Work

by February 20th, 2017

The discourse on automation is gaining momentum as A.I. and robotics become increasingly sophisticated, emulating tasks initially performed by humans. This is transforming workplaces as more jobs get automated with strong implications for both governments and entrepreneurs. Automation will have an impact on the competitive landscape for businesses, while governments are likely to be faced […]

The Three Key Factors Driving the Green Economy

by February 20th, 2017

Growing threats to sustainability is leading both governments and businesses to explore different elements of the green economy including renewable energy and green technology. As the green economy gains traction, it is important for all stakeholders to understand the key factors driving it as they are relevant for policy making and determining the future business models. […]

Top 3 Trends in Natural Resources for 2017

by January 19th, 2017

Euromonitor International has identified three key trends in natural resources for 2017 including no rollback on climate initiatives, more proactive initiatives from business organisations to embrace resource management and the growing traction of the circular economy. The state of natural resources bear strong significance for the supply chain and manufacturing process as this involves future […]

Sustainability and the New Normal for Natural Resources

by and January 10th, 2017

Consumers have become more interested in green products, and businesses are expected to play a lead role in promoting sustainability goals. How can organizations incorporate sustainability into every aspect of the supply chain, from suppliers to transport and disposal? Register now to: Examine major resource types and analyze key drivers affecting supply and demand for […]