Research Program

Future of Energy, Sustainability and CSR

How will present trends in the field transform your organization and industry?

Not so long ago energy was scarce and expensive. Then came the fracking revolution and turned energy price into a non-issue in the US. Now comes the solar panel explosion, which in combination with the high voltage DC-transmission of electricity in the long run might re-write the global energy map.

At the same time, energy companies as well as IT-giants, telecoms and low-cost producers of consumer goods are struggling hard with their reputation on sustainability, bribery and human rights. IPCC launches yet another report on the importance of action on climate change now and even the World Bank is putting the light on the effects of climate change. We are definitely moving towards a new era in many respects.

Earn up 800 pound a year. Get paid to generate your own clean energy. IKEA advertisment in UK

Ever since the birth of Kairos Future, energy, sustainability and CSR issues have been a central part of our work and research. Several of our consultants have backgrounds from the industry, from NGOs or research in the field. Over the years we have conducted researched the future of electric cars, developed scenarios for the future of the energy sector in Columbia, studied social media outbursts in China, surveyed the CSR activities in international companies and global youth attitudes towards sustainability, and facilitated the developed future scenarios with various stakeholder groups, to give a few examples.
We’ve worked with manufacturing companies, retailers, energy producers and human rights and environmental organizations across the globe, with local and national governments and industry networks. Over the years we’ve witnessed a paradigm shift in how the CSR issues are viewed and handled, not least from the industry. Still, there is much more to do.
The question is: “How will present trends in the field transform your organization and industry?”

Did you know that 1/3 of 16-29 years olds globally says that “It’s too late to stop global warming!” according to the 11 country Global Youth 2013 by Kairos Future.