Despite tangible progress by the business community to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), actions are not keeping pace with the scale or the urgency that we need to create impact. CEOs of large companies in APAC agree that combatting sustainability issues is essential to the future success of their business, but only 21% believe that their business is currently doing enough.
The commercial risks are real. As demands for corporate sustainability continue to rise, so do expectations on leaders. More than 80% of consumers want brands to solve society’s problems and 93% agree CEOs should speak out on issues. The post-pandemic recovery presents an opportunity to reset. Now is the time to raise our ambitions and increase responsible action for a sustainable future for business and society.
Join United Nations Global Compact and Edelman along with key regional industry leaders as they explore key sustainability trends, risks and opportunities in the Asia Pacific region. Topics include:
- Highlights from APAC cuts of the UN Global Compact’s CEO Study on Sustainability and the Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Brand Trust in 2020
- Evolving expectations for business leaders in the Decade of Action
- Corporate best practices to meet growing stakeholder demands
- Areas of growth and opportunity for companies to raise their ambition on the Sustainable Development Goals
- Mr. Antoine Calendrier, Head of Reputation, Edelman APAC
- Ms. Sue Allchurch, Chief of Outreach and Engagement, UN Global Compact
- Professor Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist, Institute for the Environment, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and Visiting Professor, Anderson School of Management, UCLA
- Mr. Matt Echols, Group Head and VP of Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability; General Manager, World Without Waste, Coca Cola Asia Pacific
- Ms. Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited