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AFRY + Gapminder: Sustainable cities and communities

Written by Matt Brown

What share of the world's population live in mega cities? 8%, 28% or 48%?

When we recently polled the general public, 77% of people got this wrong. Even though half of the world's population live in cities, it's only a fraction that live in those mega cities with more than 10 million people.

I'm Matt Brown, Vice President of AFRY Management Consulting. I help companies in the energy sector transition, as they shift from a largely fossil based world to a renewable clean energy world.

Watch the short video to hear more from me and Anna Rosling Rönnlund of Gapminder. We discuss the public misperceptions and the implications on building cities in the future.

Matt Brown, Vice President of AFRY Management Consulting
Vice President of AFRY Management Consulting
Gapminder collaboration with AFRY and Gapminder Foundation
Jonas Gustavsson, CEO of AFRY, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund, VP of Gapminder

The UN Goals Test

When we have an accurate understanding of the world around us, we can focus on the right things to make the world a better place.

AFRY and Gapminder developed the UN Sustainable Development Goals Test to address misconceptions about the biggest challenges of our time.

Sustainability as a business strategy

Wherever and whenever AFRY is involved, we aim to help you to play a part in creating a more sustainable society by finding new solutions to old problems. Our sustainability policies and guidelines support this ambition, ensuring that we work in a fair and transparent way. We practice what we preach.

Every day we strive to improve your life by developing energy-efficient solutions, investments in infrastructure, assignments within various types of energy, projects for industry and more. We connect cities, countries and cultures with bridges, competence networks and mobile solutions. We generate jobs through technology that make companies grow and prosper.

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Sustainability at AFRY

Sustainability is part of AFRY’s business strategy and a prerequisite for AFRY’s business as a whole.