Global economic growth has led to structural developments that are essential to improving access to affordable, nutritious foods, including more extensive food safety-net programs and better food transport infrastructure.
The asset management industry—and thus the wider community of investors of all sizes— is facing the prospect of significant losses from the effects of climate change. Assets can be directly damaged by floods, droughts and severe storms, but portfolios can also be harmed indirectly, through weaker growth and lower asset returns.
The 2015 Global Food Security Index provides a worldwide perspective on which countries are the most and least vulnerable to food insecurity. During the past year, food security has improved in almost every region of the world, according to the 2015 Global Food Security Index (GFSI).
The Safe Cities Index 2015 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by NEC. The report points out how the frequency of terrorism and natural disasters has changed the nature of urban safety: power, communications and transport systems must be robust and able to withstand new external shocks. Meanwhile, new risks emerge.
Growth in renewable energy consumption is set to significantly outpace the growth seen in fossil fuels this year, according to a report. However, it also warns that non-fossil fuels lack the policy needed to progress fast globally.
Food security in focus: Asia & Pacific 2014 is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report commissioned by DuPont. The report discusses the major findings in the 2014 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) for the 22 countries of Asia & Pacific included in the index.
The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordabilty, availability, and quality across a set of 109 countries. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, constructed from 28 unique indicators, that measures these drivers of food security across both developing and developed countries.
This survey is published twice yearly that compares the prices of over 400 items across 160 products and services. These include food, drink, clothing, household supplies, home rents, recreation, transport, utility bills and private school Fees.
Industries in 2014 is a special report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Last year Economist Intelligence Unit published Industries in 2013 and made a number of predictions about how 2013 would unfold in six key industries – Automotive, Consumer Goods and Retail, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare and Telecommunications.