Competitive Advantage
through Resource Effectiveness
11
Jun
2012
The Challenge
Environmental Degradation

GEO-5 CoverOn June 6th, 2012, UNEP published the fifth edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5). The GEO is published every 5 years, and assesses the current state of the global atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity.

01
May
2012
Resource Effectiveness
Production

Delta Airlines has agreed to buy an oil refinery in Pennsylvania from ConocoPhillips for $150 million, and will invest another $100 million in infrastructure adjustments. The capacity of the refinery is 185,000 barrels per day, and should cover 80% of Delta's jet fuel needs in the United States. The deal includes multi-year agreements with ConocoPhillips and BP, on supply of crude oil, and exchange of non jet fuel products from the refinery (such as diesel and gasoline) for jet fuel.

16
Feb
2012
Business Impact

In a report called Expect the unexpected: Building business value in a changing world, published on the 14th of February, KPMG explores the impact of resource scarcity and environmental pressures on companies.

The report identifies 10 trends, dubbed 'megaforces', that will impact every business in the coming twenty years: climate change, more volatile fossil fuel markets, material resource scarcity, water scarcity, global population growth, growth of the middle class, urbanization, pressure on food security and higher food prices, ecosystem decline, and deforestation.

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