Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

June 11, 2013 01:00 ET

Sustainability and the New Normal for Natural Resources

Euromonitor's Free White Paper Outlines A New Era for Business

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwired - June 11, 2013) - Euromonitor International is pleased to announce a new white paper, Sustainability and The New Normal for Natural Resources, outlining how organizations can cut costs, build their reputation and decrease long-term dependency on natural resources, leading to a more efficient business model.

"Growing demand and competition for natural resources is already causing supply constraints and price volatility, and it is likely to remain at the forefront of business issues in the future," said Sarah Boumphrey, Head of Countries & Consumers Research at Euromonitor. "This, coupled with consumer and government demands for sustainability, makes resource management a priority for all companies."

The white paper analyses key drivers impacting demand for natural resources, taking into account economic, demographic and income growth as well as environmental concerns and the rise of sustainability. The risks for businesses include operational, reputational, regulatory and market risks posed by the physical, geopolitical and economic threats affecting supply. "We have reached a new normal of increased awareness of the real value of natural resources whatever the physical price and a heightened consciousness around resource security," said Boumphrey.

Issues around natural resources and sustainability present opportunities for business as well as risks, and these opportunities, including new avenues for growth and the emergence of new business models are discussed at length. Download the white paper now.

About The Author - Sarah Boumphrey

Head of Countries & Consumers, Euromonitor International

Sarah Boumphrey heads the Passport: Countries & Consumers team, managing a team of economic and consumer trends analysts based around the world. In her role, Sarah focuses on translating economic and consumer trends information into useful insight and advises client companies on how these trends have a real-life impact on their business.

Sarah was instrumental in designing our market-leading programme of income research and has played a lead role in developing Euromonitor International's macroeconomic and consumer trend content - with a special interest in issues around sustainability, emerging markets and the post-recessionary consumer landscape.

About Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International is the world's leading provider for global business intelligence and strategic market analysis. We have 40 years of experience publishing international market reports, business reference books and online databases on consumer markets.

We deliver market research solutions to support strategic planning for today's increasingly international business environment. Our research offers in-depth market analysis on consumer goods and services industries worldwide, as well as economic, demographic and socio-economic data and insight on countries and consumers.

Euromonitor International is headquartered in London, with regional offices in Chicago, Singapore, Shanghai, Vilnius, Santiago, Dubai, Cape Town, Tokyo, Sydney and Bangalore, and has a network of over 800 analysts worldwide.

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