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The Conference Board of Canada's Latest Report in the Canada 2030 series: The Defining Forces Disrupting Business

By Sally Crane, Senior Research Associate & Executive Network Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

Earlier in 2018, The Conference Board of Canada published the latest in their Canada 2030 series, titled The Defining Forces Disrupting Business. Written with an eye towards helping Canadian businesses and investors understand the disrupting forces likely to affect organizations over the next decade, Canada 2030: The Defining Forces Disrupting Business report encourages readers to address the risks associated with the disruptions ahead and capitalize on the opportunities they may bring.

Ten overarching trends are explored in detail, using findings from government institutions, independent think-tanks, non-profits, consulting firms, academic institutions, and other professional organizations. The ten trends (chapters 2 to 11) include demographic shifts; urbanization; Indigenous reconciliation; climate change; natural capital constraints; technological advances; economic uncertainty; public policy; changing values and expectations; and health and diet.

The report concludes with a list of resources to find the tools, insights, and best practices to help one’s organization respond to, leverage, or influence the ten trends.

Canada 2030. The Defining Forces Disrupting Business was sponsored by the Jarislowsky Fraser Partners Foundation and is an initiative of The Conference Board of Canada’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Institute, founded by CPA Canada; CN; Intact Insurance; KPMG; Loblaw Companies Limited; RBC; The Co-operators; and Telus.

Read and download the Executive Summary and full report here: