Dealflow | January 25, 2017

“Global goals hotspots” represent a $12 trillion annual opportunity

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A new report, “Better Business, Better World,” identifies 60 specific opportunities, including low-income food markets, public transport in urban areas, energy storage and telehealth, that could account for 10 percent of global GDP and create 380 million new jobs by 2030.

Affordable housing alone could account for 20 percent of the total. Altogether, four sectors central to the global Sustainable Development Goals — energy, cities, food and agriculture and health and well-being — offer $12 trillion in annual cost savings and revenues.

It’s not just enhanced reputations: business investments in sustainable development are driven by the promise of major efficiency gains, the report says.