Scandinavia tops the 2021 Index, US #30, China #33
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The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI), published since 2012, is the most comprehensive measurement of national development and green growth. The GSCI is calculated based on present and past performance in 131 quantitative indicators derived from recognized international organisations (UN, World Bank, IMF), grouped into 5 pillars: Natural Capital, Resource Intensity, Social Capital, Intellectual Capital, and Governance Efficiency.
Key insights from the 2021 Index include:
The Sustainable Competitiveness Model
The GSCI is based on the sustainable competitiveness model. The GSCI is calculated based on present and past performance in 131 quantitative indicators derived from recognized international organisations (UN, World Bank, IMF):
State of the World
The highest sustainable competitiveness score achieved in 2021 is 62, the global average Sustainable Competitiveness is 45: we are still far from a truly sustainable & competitive World.
A small majority of 53% of developments world-wide show positive trends, indicating that we can expect small, positive improvements in the future. However, a majority of developments in Natural Capital are deteriorating: unfortunately, we have to expect a further decline in the natural environment.
The full report, as well as scoes and individual reports for more than 180 countries are available from the Sustainable Competitiveness Index download site
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