Green Drinks: The Future of Capitalism


Most Asian countries are still developing their economic and political institutions. These emerging systems have to address major challenges to bring about sustainable growth, given the internal demands for equitable economic progress. They also have to grapple with external constraints posed by a globalised economy operating on a planet already pushed to its environmental limits. Will Asia lead the world to a new system of capitalism, based on new forms of partnership among business, government, and society? Will environmental concerns fall by the wayside, or rise to new prominence?

These challenges create both risks and opportunities. In this talk, learn more about:

    • Organisational risks brought about by environmental disasters and resource constraints
    • How leading organisations move beyond CSR and philanthropy
    • The role of partnerships as the foundation for sustainable and effective strategic planning
    • The increasingly integrated nature of government, business, and non-profit approaches to environmental issues
    • Examples from various sectors and industries, including Unilever, Puma, Greenpeace, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) and more


About the speaker:

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Ann Florini is Professor of Public Policy, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, and academic director of the new SMU Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration. She is also non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution. Her  research,  teaching,  and  consulting  address  innovations  in  governance  of  both  the  public  and  private sectors.

Join us for this exciting talk on:

Date: 21 August 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 6.30pm – 9pm (talk will be followed by Q&A, then mingling)

Venue: The Penny Black, 27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817

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From 6:30, join us for dinner and drinks and get to know others interested in green issues.   Programme will kick off a short while later, followed by Q&A, and more networking.

Pls RSVP at: if you can and plan to arrive early to make sure you get a spot.



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  • About Green Drinks Singapore

    Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is one of more than 800 cities with a Green Drinks presence.

  • We are a non-profit environmental movement that connects academia, green businesses, activists, community and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants.
  • Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at
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