In this report Forum for the Future and Cap Gemini have set out to explore what the current turbulent economic times mean for business and sustainability.

They have used their understanding of the last decade to create four different scenarios for the next ten years; in each one sustainability considerations grow increasingly important and have consequences for business, the government and the public.

The report argues that businesses must act now to achieve the best future and prepare for radical change, and governments must regulate to reduce the risk of catastrophic environmental collapse and provide the conditions in which solutions can arise.

Finally, it suggests that we can all play a part in creating a future where climate change is contained, where we live without degrading the natural world we ultimately rely on, and where billions of people can have choice over how they live their lives.