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About the Sustainable Development Report

The Sustainable Development Report investigates breakthroughs made in renewable energy resources, eco-friendly community development and fair trade initiatives by social businesses. In recent years, consumers have become much more involved with pertinent environmental issues like pollution, green energy development and climate change, as well as supporting green building projects. As green living and sustainability becomes more common, it is important for big businesses to understand these trends in order to remain prominent in their markets.

Who It's For

This report will provide concise analysis for businesses that specialize in green products, environmental organizations, social enterprises and corporations looking for consumer feedback and trend analysis concerning sustainable development.

With the Sustainable Development Trend Report, users can extract relevant consumer data pertaining to sustainable initiatives that will give them an edge over their competitors.

The Sustainable Development Trend Report, last published on Oct 29, 2014, includes 176 PRO Trends and 880 examples of sustainable development market research and sustainable development consumer trends related to: green building, sustainability, fair trade initiatives, renewable energy, eco-friendly development and sustainable development trends.

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Our sustainable development research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced sustainable development articles and 2,154,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 176 Sustainable Development PRO Trends = 176 Powerpoint Pages Sustainable Development PPT Report
• 880 Sustainable Development Examples

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• 123 Sustainable Development Videos (Online) Sustainable Development Videos
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Sample Sustainable Development Pro Trends

Each Sustainable Development PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online sustainable development articles, videos and images. Examples:

Social Start-Up Entrepreneurs use social platforms as a base for building businesses Implications - Fighting against tough economic times, young entrepreneurs are seeking to maximize their skills, particularly in technology, in the business realm. Using platforms such as Instagram and Facebook as a source for both retail and exposure, tech-savvy youths are leveraging their online capabilities to promote their brand in a digital and easily adaptable manner.
Social Start-Up
Entrepreneurs use social platforms as a base for building businesses
4 Examples + Score + Implications


On-the-Go Crafting Art activities are made more portable to offer kids on-the-go engagement Implications - Seeking to occupy kids while on-the-go, parents are turning to portable arts and crafts activities for efficiency. Offering products like coloring books and drawing sets that can be easily packed up and carried around, brands are allowing kids to express their artistic side beyond the comforts of their own home.
On-the-Go Crafting
Art activities are made more portable to offer kids on-the-go engagement
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Sustainable Grocery Food retailers adopt sustainable practices to showcase eco awareness Implications - Seeking to showcase a sense of environmental awareness, food retailers and supermarkets are turning to sustainable practices for public appeal. Using alternative energy and zero-waste policies to illustrate a commitment to environmental causes, familiar retail settings are taking a more forthright step to showcase participation in environmental issues. This reflects a growing desire to integrate eco awareness into routine, everyday practices.
Sustainable Grocery
Food retailers adopt sustainable practices to showcase eco awareness
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Snacking Prestige Junk food brands adopt a more refined aesthetic to create exclusive appeal Implications - Seeking to heighten ordinary snack food items, brands are adopting a more upscale look. Using packaging designs reminiscent of imagery seen in fashion and contemporary art, brands are adding elements associated with luxury goods to add a sense of sophistication to everyday snacking.
Snacking Prestige
Junk food brands adopt a more refined aesthetic to create exclusive appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Exclamatory Eco Brands create packaging that overtly preaches sustainability Implications - Many consumers will actively seek out eco-friendly products, and consider doing their part for the environment a point of pride. As such, brands are taking a blatant approach in packaging designs to both lure in green consumers and offer an ego boost to those attracted to the prestige of eco living.
Exclamatory Eco
Brands create packaging that overtly preaches sustainability
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Re-Purposed Packaging Conveying eco awareness, brands turn to recycled packaging material Implications - Seeking to convey a more natural aesthetic, brands are turning to recycled packaging designs for sustainable appeal. Re-purposing materials such as newspaper and paper cards, brands are using an eco-friendly aesthetic to showcase a sense of awareness, illustrating commitment through branding techniques.
Re-Purposed Packaging
Conveying eco awareness, brands turn to recycled packaging material
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Organic Delivery Fresh food is made more accessible with the use of online delivery services Implications - Moving beyond the traditional farmer's market, organic retailers are turning to online platforms to bring goods straight to the consumer. Creating digital marketplaces and apps where consumers can purchase and subscribe to the delivery of fresh produce, local grocers are making organic, and often pricey, goods more accessible for the average consumer. This combines the ease of online technology with a need for more approachable forms of nutritional consumption.
Organic Delivery
Fresh food is made more accessible with the use of online delivery services
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Compostable Couture Biodegradable fashion rises as the eco boom wavers on Implications - The eco movement is expanding into unexpected markets like fashion to the delight of consumers. The rise of biodegradable clothing supports the fast fashion economy that's centered around disposability, and broadens the market appeal for consumers concerned with sustainable production practices.
Compostable Couture
Biodegradable fashion rises as the eco boom wavers on
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 170 more Sustainable Development PRO Trends and 880 examples!



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