Sustainable consumption on the rise - Lombard Odier Investment Managers

We urgently need to adopt a more sustainable model to safeguard the future prosperity of humanity by decoupling our resource use and environmental impact from economic growth.

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... Today, the global economy faces challenges that require a sustainable solution more urgently than ever before. At the heart of these sustainability challenges is a complex relationship between human development, economic growth, and the planet. In short, this relationship is currently unsustainable. Our economic model today requires that we use resources at a rate that is 1.5 times what Earth can sustain in any one year. As our population increases and the middle class expands, we will be using three times what Earth can sustain by 2050 unless we change our approach to consumption and production.

Date of publication: November 2019

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