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:
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org if you can and plan to arrive early to make sure you get a spot.