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The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index

Sustainable competitiveness of nations

The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index measures current and future capability of countries (nation-economies) to generate and/or sustain financial and non-financial income and wealth for its population.
The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index is based on 127 quantitative performance indicators, grouped in the 5 pillars of sustainable competitiveness: natural capital, resource intensity, intellectual capital, social cohesien, and governance.


The Index is purely based on quantitative indicators, therefore excluding any subjectivity. It can be used as an alternative to the GDP, international credit ratings, as a measure of “green growth”, and sustainable development. Or just for curiosity.

The Index is published annually since 2012.

“My sincere congratulations for pulling together, once again, critical information in a compelling manner. It is to be hoped that policy makers everywhere will read the report.”

George Kell, former Executive Director, UN Global Compact

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