The population of the planet earth has more than doubled since 1960 and is anticipated to reach 8 billion in 2024. This means that combined with rising per capita income and consumption, especially in emerging economies demand for many natural resources is increasing. The planet's resources are being severely stretched, and in recent decades the environment has become a critical, if contentious, issue on the global agenda. KS Global Research is strongly committed to addressing this challenge, both in our work with our commercial clients and by leveraging the efforts of organizations that are dedicated to protecting the planet.