In order to succeed, businesses need to understand that profit and impact are fundamentally fused, and those that fail to incorporate this approach into their strategies will be left behind. They’ll become unsustainable themselves.
The same goes for governments. In order to ensure that national economies are sustainable and able to meet the needs of their people, they need to be considered together with the social, environmental and cultural fabric in which they are found. In many ways, 4IR innovations offer the means through which this integration can be achieved and made meaningful in the long term.