Tracey Keys

Tracey is a Director of Strategy Dynamics Global SA. She has over twenty years of experience as a consultant and executive, focused on complex strategy and organisational issues, and has worked with leading companies globally. Prior to founding Strategy Dynamics Global SA, Tracey worked with senior executives at IMD, and has held senior roles at the BBC, Booz &Co., Deloitte & Touche and Braxton Associates, as well as being an active advisor to a number of start-ups. Tracey is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where she was distinguished as a Palmer Scholar.

GT Briefing March 2011: Food, Water and Electricity Security

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March 2011: Globally, we are facing more and more challenges in meeting our basic needs for food, water and electricity.  As the world’s population hurtles towards the 7 billion mark, the pressures will increase – but it’s not just population which is increasing the challenges.  In 2010 natural disasters, which the UN estimates cost US$ 109 billion (three times more than in 2009), damaged crops, cut access to clean water and affected over 207 million people, killing approximately 375,000.  Climate change is leading to desertification of large parts of the world.  The results: Increased poverty, starvation and civil unrest – food prices have been a factor in the revolutions and unrest in North Africa and the Middle East, while last week thousands of Indians protested increasing food prices.  Food security is understandably high on Nicolas Sarkozy’s G20 agenda. What does this new age of basic resource scarcity look like in practice? What innovations could help us overcome the challenges?  Here we look at these questions and ask: What can organizations do?