Will Environmental Sustainability Matter to Businesses Struggling to Survive in the Current Crisis?
Sustainability and broader Environmental Social and Governance considerations have tended to be seen as secondary priorities for many industries, especially small & medium-sized (SME) businesses in Asia. With many businesses now facing concerns over survival & viability in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, does sustainability even feature in the list of priorities now? What is the status of existing sustainability initiatives? Are there emerging differences between industry sectors or between larger versus smaller enterprises? How has the pandemic affected industries’ longer-term targets, plans & expectations on the sustainability front?
This discussion will look at the issues from the perspective of thought-leaders in the sustainability field as well as seasoned industry practitioners to contextualize how the landscape for sustainability is evolving in the Asia Pacific region, and what it could mean for businesses going forward.
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THE EXPERT SAYS ROOM 1: Data-Driven Approaches for Sustainable Manufacturing
THE EXPERT SAYS ROOM 2: Manufacturing & Life-Cycle Thinking – Contradiction or Not?