“The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2019” – Solability – December 12, 2019

On December 12, 2019 Solability published the 8th edition of its Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index.

“Highlights of the Global Sustainable Competitiveness Report 2019:

  • The top 5 spots are occupied by Scandinavia: Sweden is leading the Sustainable Competitiveness Index – followed by the other 4 the Scandinavian nations.
  • The top 20 are dominated by Northern European countries, including the Baltic states.
  • Of the top twenty nations only two are not European – New Zealand on 12, and Canada on 19.
  • Germany ranks 15, the UK 17, and the World’s largest economy, the US, is ranked 34. The US ranks particularly low in resource efficiency, but also social capital – potentially undermining the global status of the US in the future.
  • Of the large emerging economies (BRICs), China is ranked 37, Brazil 49, Russia 51, and India 130.

The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index is of 116 quantitative performance indicators across 5 areas that shape national competitiveness:  governance, intellectual capital, natural capital, resource intensity and social cohesion.”

On the Solability internet site, you can read more and download the 2019 Index.