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Corporate Disruptors: How Business is Turning Global Challenges into Opportunities

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Accenture Strategy report shows sustainable development and business value are not mutually exclusive.

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Corporate Disruptors: How Business is Turning Global Challenges into Opportunities

  1. 1. Corporate Disruptors: How business is turning the world’s greatest challenges into opportunities
  2. 2. 2Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved. 1. Shifts in Global Demand India & China will make up over 30% of the world population by 2050 Today 1/2 population lives in urban areas… 2/3 urban dwellers by 2050 2. The Dual Demographic Bulge & Rising Inequality Today 12% population over 60… 20% by 2050 In 2050, median age of Europeans of 46 vs. 26 for least-developed countries 3. The Rise of the Informed Consumer 72% of consumers feel that businesses are failing to meet expectations 83% of executives feel transparency of products affect buying behavior 4. Expectations for Digital Responsibility 44% of consumers are wary about the information they share online 9 in 10 internet users would avoid business that do not protect privacy 5. Natural Resource Complexity 2.5 billion new consumers will join middle class by 2030 By 2050, over-utilizing planet’s resources by factor of three A new world for business: Five key trends
  3. 3. 3Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved. Along with these trends, the Sustainable Development Goals provide a common set of global targets for 2030
  4. 4. 4Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved. But the world is far from achieving the SDGs; all countries have gaps in meeting 2030 targets Source: #SystemTransformation produced for GeSI by Accenture Strategy, 2016
  5. 5. 5Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved. Private Sector can play a critical role in achieving the SDGs, especially when it is part of core business ….to Corporate Social Opportunity From Corporate Social Responsibility….
  6. 6. 6Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved. Why do companies care? Because it makes good business sense. 2 ZERO HUNGER • ~800 million people undernourished • 70% increased agriculture output required by 2050 CHALLENGE… …OPPORTUNITY • $63B organic fruit & veggie market by 2020 • Up to 40% food loss avoided through adequate distribution 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING • 43 child deaths per 1,000 births • 210 maternal deaths per 100,000 births • 1.1M TB deaths in 2013 CHALLENGE… …OPPORTUNITY • $43B telemedicine market by 2020 • $88B BoP healthcare opportunity • 1.6B people access e-health services in 2030 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION • 1.6 times Earth’s resources being consumed • 60% of Earth’s ecosystems seriously degraded • 2.6 - 4.8oC temp increase by end of century CHALLENGE… …OPPORTUNITY • $3.4B growth in biodegradable plastics • $140B automotive remanufacturing market • $70B annual circular savings in apparels
  7. 7. 7Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved. Leading CEOs see the opportunity to use the SDGs as a framework for business value creation. believe the SDGs provide an opportunity to rethink approaches to sustainable value creation 87%90%feel a personal responsibility to ensure their company has a clear purpose and role in society Data from UN Global- Compact-Accenture Strategy CEO Study 2016 believe that business will be the single most important actor in delivering the SDGs 49%already see opportunities to contribute to the SDGs through their business. 78%
  8. 8. 8Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved. And leaders know that they can’t go it alone…. believe that business should develop common indicators to measure and communicate impact on the SDGs. 73% 75% Data from UN Global- Compact-Accenture Strategy CEO Study 2016 believe that standardized impact metrics will be important in unlocking the potential of business on the SDGs. 86% see cross-sector efforts to develop integrated solutions to global challenges as essential to accelerating the transformation to a more sustainable economy. 85% believe digital technologies are enabling more sustainable business models.
  9. 9. 9Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved. A continued focus on partnerships, innovative financing, and digital solutions will be critical to achieving targets. Physical Infrastructure Digital Infrastructure Financing and Investments Partnership Models Data and Accountability Required to upgrade/expa nd capacity and add the appropriate infrastructure to support the needs of a growing population In today’s age of the “Internet of Things (IoT)”, a strong digital infrastructure is needed to build efficiency and eliminate redundancies in an increasingly complex technology ecosystem The envisaged global scale of implementation will necessitate going beyond aid-flows to identify sustainable funding sources For the SDGs to deliver inclusive, scalable and sustainable impact, innovative partnership models that leverage assets across multiple sectors and actors will be critical Data will be critical to providing timely information for decision- making and relevant inputs to measure progress and accountability
  10. 10. 10Copyright © 2016 Accenture All rights reserved. Find out more about how you can become a Corporate Disruptor… jessica.l.long@accenture.com www.accenture.com/corporatedisruptors

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