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Innovation Outlook

By 2022, an estimated 60% of global GDP will be digitised. But watch out, cybercrime damages could cost businesses more than $5 trillion annually within 5 years.

Sustainable Development Goals - Is there any momentum?

Even before the Covid-19 crisis, the world was off-track in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Can it get back on track to achieve them by 2030?

China Hegemony

Where is China leading us?

Trade Outlook

Will the world move towards de-globalisation?

Coming Biodiversity Catastrophe

How should we respond to one of history's fastest periods of extinction?

Tomorrow's Education

Will online and corporate education reduce the need for school campuses?

Technology Trends

What are the potential gains and potential risks from future technologies?

Health Futures

How do we convert this virus crisis into an opportunity to become more resilient to widespread health shocks?

Human Rights Outlook

Climate change, technological advances and unprecedented levels of inequality could mean that global disruption becomes a norm in the coming decades.

Travel and Tourism Outlook

The UN projects a 20-30% decline in international tourist arrivals in 2020. This could put up to 50 million jobs at risk, with Asia likely to be the most affected continent. But will the good old days of tourism and travel return next year?

Life after COVID-19

The social and economic toll is great, but there could be a silver lining: Billions of minds around the world are being forced to think differently, paving the way for new solutions to major global problems. Read on to discover how.

Future Threats

How can AI be used responsibility to secure cyberspace, and what policies and regulations need to be developed to manage and mitigate the potential threats?

Business Prospects

Will we see an increased demand from boards of companies (listed and non-listed) to use good risk management to help them plot a path forward for a purposeful and sustainable strategy?

Employment Prospects

As CEOs, investors and policy makers spend time with their families at home while considering our future, is now the time when long-term, sustainable decision-making will finally trump all else?

Economic Outlook

Failure of climate change mitigation could lead to greater human life and economic losses over the coming decades. But, this year CO2 emissions could fall by the largest amount since WWII as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual s...

Coronavirus Outlook

The simulation models predict that by the end of the year nearly 67% of the world's population will have been infected by the coronavirus at some point.

Future Opportunities

Digital transformation is a strategic priority for most global companies and will open new revenue opportunities. We suggest that digital transformation should be a priority and a big opportunity for most SMEs too. There will be long tails and man...

Consumption Futures

The United Nations forecasts that the global population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, and that this will be accompanied by continued urbanisation and changing consumer preferences.

Global Outlook

Up to 800 million workers will lose their jobs globally by 2030 and be replaced by robotic automation. Also, geopolitical realignments, emerging technologies and demographic shifts will all contribute to different manifestations of ideologically a...

Social Futures

One billion people will be displaced from uninhabitable land and food and water shortages will occur worldwide, leading to social breakdown and outright chaos. Over the next ten years, the world of work is set to rapidly change.

Human Futures

Without a fundamental change in direction, climate change will be irreversible, inflicting disastrous effects on the planet and humanity

Manufacturing Futures

Up to 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world could be replaced by robots by 2030, with each new robot erasing 1.6 jobs.

Blockchain Outlook

Machine learning, biotechnology and blockchain technology will change the world in the coming decades, making it an ever safer, more rational and business-friendly place.

Disrupted Futures

Driving forces: Over the next 10 years the world of work is set to rapidly change, with the World Economic Forum predicting that disruptive changes to business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape.

The Future of Travel

Travel and tourism is expected to contribute an average 9 million new jobs per year to 2028 and representing around one quarter of total global net job creation.

Work Futures Revisited

By 2022, 42.5% of the global workforce will be mobile - able to work remotely from anywhere in the world. And, between 75 million and 375 million individuals (3-14% of the global workforce) could be forced to switch occupational categories by 2030...

ASEAN 2030

A Trend Alert to be presented at ASEAN 2030 by our Founder, Dr Michael Jackson. Do come to this great conference.

Thought for Food

The world's population is expected to rise to 9.8 billion by 2050, requiring a 70% increase in food production that will need to be achieved with a limited number of hectares of arable land and in a context of accelerated land and soil degradation.

Sustainable Futures

With the increased chatter and focus surrounding sustainability, brands have an opportunity to develop innovative sustainable products. Read to discover what our robot, Athena, has found on Sustainable Futures and act accordingly, or click any lin...

Recessionary Signals?

The World Bank has added its voice to those warning of a worsening outlook for the global economy this year, amid signs that some major economies could experience a recession. While the risk of a full-blown international recession next year with p...