Companies pushing sustainable urban infrastructure could create $3.7 trillion annual windfall in 2030

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New research shows sustainable business models could also generate 170 million jobs by unlocking opportunities across 16 areas, including affordable housing, energy efficiency in buildings, and public transport. Companies could unlock US$3.7 trillion a year in cities with an annual investment of US$2.5 trillion in sustainable business models by 2030. This could also lead to more than 170 million jobs, according to a new report, Valuing the SDG Prize in Cities, from the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. The release of the report coincides with the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City (30 November to 2 December).

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This report has been covered widely in the media, including:

Companies Pushing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Could Create US$3.Trillion Annual Windfall by 2030, Ethical Markets, 12 December 2016

Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Could Generate US$3.7 Trillion Annual Windfall in 2030, Blue & Green Tomorrow, 6 December 2016

Urban Infrastructure: a $3.7 Trillion Annual Business Opportunity, Environmental Leader, 5 December 2016

Why should companies be interested in sustainable cities? Here are 3.7 trillion reasons, Citiscope, 17 July 2017

 


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