Global population numbers are on track to reach 7 billion in 2011, just 12 years after reaching 6 billion in 1999. Virtually all of the growth is in developing countries.
And the growth of the world’s youth population (ages 15 to 24) is shifting into the poorest of those countries.
The new Population Reference Bureau’s 2009 World Population Data Sheet, offers detailed information about country, regional, and global population patterns.
In the context of CSR, I find it interesting that we talk a lot about the environment and its connections with growth and we discuss at length the use (and abuse) of natural resources and links to climate change.
Yet, one of the major challenges that businesses could play a role in relates to birth control and population management.