The interview, conducted by TV Presenter Angela Antetomaso, covered the importance of sustainability and strategic foresight – when devising corporate strategy, and national strategies for the future of countries. Nicolas, who advises governments and corporations on long-term strategic visioning and sustainable strategies, also discussed during the interview why he believes that strategic vision and sustainable business models are critical to solve global challenges, and transform traditional sectors and industries for the future.
“With the acceleration of globalisation, it is more critical than ever to use foresight tools to be ahead of the game and anticipate the future in order to make the right strategic and investment decisions. Still today many policy and business investment decisions are made with not much understanding of the future.”
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The interview discussed the pressing concern of population increase, as well as the growing need to devise long-term strategies to tackle these ever expanding pressures adequately and sustainably; and Gold Mercury’s role in helping frame this new vision for the future.
Global Population to Soar to 16 Billion by 2100
Nicolas De Santis also examined the importance of developing strategies that look and plan ahead for 50 (or more) years into the future, in order to avoid the mistakes of the past; which happened due to use of purely reactive policies, and a critical lack of foresight. He provided prominent examples of these failures in the fields of infrastructure, energy and education. As the global population will soar to 16 billion people by 2100, this doubling of the global population (currently at 7.2 billion people) will require new systemic changes and strategies to find new, imaginative ways to solve the world’s most pressing challenges; from global resources to global health.
“Many of the challenges that we face today are due to the lack of foresight of our predecessors. We are inheriting the problems they created just as our future generations will inherit the product of our decisions today. Having a strategic vision anchored in sustainability will prevent us repeating our past mistakes.”
GLOGO® – A New Model to Co-Create the Future
Gold Mercury’s solution for planning our sustainable future is GLOGO® – the Global Governance Monitoring System, created by Gold Mercury to navigate the complex future across 8 synergistic global areas. GLOGO® organises the planet into these 8 areas, and anticipates future challenges and opportunities in these diverse sectors and areas; identifying areas of good or poor governance which enhance or threaten future sustainability.