UN Sustainability Summit in Rio

Special Report

World leaders gather in Rio this week for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Official negotiators hope to kickstart a "green economy," and global economic growth that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" -- the official UN definition of sustainable development. Global businesses are playing a larger role than ever before, as they enter blossoming consumer markets in developing countries.

Previous Special Reports

  • Brazil: The Rise of a Natural Resources Superpower

    The global spotlight has found Brazil, host of a major U.N. sustainability summit this year, the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016.

  • Peak Everything

    By 2030, the global middle class is expected to grow by two-thirds. That’s 3 billion more shoppers. They'll all want access to goods, including water, wheat, coffee and oil. Is there enough for everybody? Can business satisfy demand and avoid hitting "peak everything?"

Bloomberg Sustainability News

Nations and companies face rising competition for strategic resources — energy, food, water, materials — and the technologies that make best use of them.

The changes ahead are long-term and global, but readers can't be everywhere at once. Bloomberg News already is. Visit www.bloomberg.com/sustainability.
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