Global trends affecting the resources industry
The world will change dramatically over the next three decades.
Decarbonisation will continue to reshape commodity demand as the world seeks to address and limit the impacts of climate change by reducing emissions.
Corporate social responsibility
Corporate social responsibility considerations will increasingly influence investor and customer decisions as they seek ethical investments and products.
Together, demonstrable decarbonisation and corporate social responsibility actions are largely the environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors that investors and markets are considering when making investment and supply decisions. Transparent and independent demonstration of ESG credentials is becoming increasingly required to operate competitively as a jurisdiction and in business.
An increasing consumer base in the Indo-Pacific will further increase demand for Queensland’s resources.
Geopolitical instability due to conflicting economic and political ideologies will increasingly have impacts on international trade and supply chains. Queensland’s reputation for stability and supply reliability will benefit Queensland in an unpredictable geopolitical environment and drive onshoring of value-adding supply chains.