Conference: Innovative Sustainability

7 Jun 2017 – Sustainability is the challenge of the 21st century. Public and private organisations all over the world are unveiling plans to tackle climate change, transforming constraints into business opportunities, reinventing their organisations and business solutions.

This conference held on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 centred around the subject of innovative sustainability, notably around the question: How can companies can find innovative ways to be sustainable and responsible?

Welcomed by Carine Lespayandel, Executive Director of the French Chamber in Singapore, the conference also saw the successful conclusion of the Sustainable Investment and Best Practices Project. Gathering 12 companies committed to CSR and sustainability, the project facilitated sharing of best practices among companies and with Singapore governmental agencies. You can find some of these showcases on the French Chamber Sustainability committee webpage.

Introduced by our master of ceremony, Luke Disney, Executive Director of the INSEAD Centre for Social Innovation, our keynote speaker, Peter White, COO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), presented on “Sustainability: Turbulence and Transformation”.

Jean-Yves Broussy, VP Strategic Resource Cycles at Danone, then showed a corporate example of innovations in sustainability in his presentation “Toward an Alimentation Revolution: Social and Environmental Value Creation”.

The presentation by Jasjit Singh, Academic Director, INSEAD Social Impact Initiative then opened some new perspectives with the question “Aligning Business Strategy and Sustainability?”

The 3 speakers then gathered for a Q&A session moderated by Luke Disney and facilitated by an online Q&A application. You may consult the infographic of the questions asked here.

The conference ended with casual discussion over a glass of wine and some canapés.

A special thanks to our speakers and participants! Do visit our website for more upcoming events.

 


For more French Chamber Sustainability events, visit http://www.fccsingapore.com/committees/sustainability