McKinsey on dealing with natural resources.

Now that most natural resources are wrapped up by speculators, improving resource productivity has to be of importance to all of us. A useful article looks at what we can do to have a direct impact in a short time frame. The action areas certainly aren't the first ones that came to my mind, nor was the potentially negative impact of some current favourite actions (e.g. energy-saving lightbulbs).

Mobilizing for a resource revolution – McKinsey Quarterly – Energy, Resources, Materials – Strategy & Analysis

Over the next quarter century, the rise of three billion more middle-class consumers will strain natural resources. The race is on to boost resource supplies, overhaul their management, and change the…