Global Compact International Yearbook 2016


The Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious agenda with 17 topics addressing the global challenges of our time. A key topic is innovation: Business must fit into planetary boundaries. This probably will not work with traditional business models. That is why we need new, fresh ideas. We need change, even when it happens in a rough, disruptive way. And the earlier the better. This is why the upcoming edition of the Global Compact International Yearbook, published in September 2016, has chosen sustainable innovation as the key topic.

Also includes exclusive interviews with Angelina Jolie, Robert Redford and Sigourney Weaver.

The Global Compact International Yearbook is with more than 500,000 readers one of the worlds leading CSR publications.

Münster/New York 2016: 164 pages, paperback
Publishing houses: macondo publishing/UN Publications
Subscription (via UN Publications only): 30.00 USD (regular) 15.00 USD (reduced)
ISBN13: 978-3-946284-01-7 / ISSN-Print: 2365-3396 / ISSN-Internet: 2365-340x

By 2050, seven out of ten people on earth will

live in cities. Urban living will be the norm, but

life for many of these roughly 6 billion people

will be everything else but normal. Water,

waste, and transportation problems; the lack

of housing, jobs, and security; and access to

education, participation, and information will be

just some of the challenges.

“vision 2050” of the World Business Council

for Sustainable Development describes the

city planning demand only for China, saying

that extra infrastructure for about 300 million

people is needed – 50 percent of which has

yet be built. But these challenges are also

opportunities: today we are at the brink of a

new urban era, says the Fraunhofer Society in

Germany: “to navigate the big challenges of the

next decades, city systems must be innovative,

flexible, livable, and sustainable.”

But future cities will not automatically be

romantic, smart, zero-emissions sites. It is

rather hard work to make cities places worth

living in. on the path, many questions have to

be answered: Where will our food come from?

How can we overcome gridlock? How can we

motivate locals for sustainable lifestyles?

Can we create sharing cities? What do green

buildings and green neighborhoods look like?

answers to these and other questions are given

in our section “City of the Future.”


Global Compact International Yearbook 2016

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