Dr R K Pachauri welcomed the
guests while emphasizing on the
co-benefits that sustainability,
especially accounting of water
use, can bring to business entities.
Mr Peter Bakker presented some
key trends that have been observed
in sustainability emerging as a key
factor for business. He noted that
although the concept has been
discussed and debated for more
than two decades now, there is
a lot more that could be done.
He also remarked on the importance
of individual companies and sectoral
and cross-sectoral approaches
t o pr omo t e sus t a ina bi l i t y
Providing a policy perspective on the issue, Mr Arun Maira stressed on the lack of trust between key stakeholders, such as people, governments, and business institutions. The solution as proposed by him was to address the “triangle of trust” that has all the three aforementioned entities on its vertices. He laid specific emphasis on the need to shift the complete business sustainability paradigm from “Corporate Social Responsibility” to “Responsible Business”. He noted a proactive role of the Planning Commission in leading this paradigm from “Death of CSR to Bi r th of Business Responsibility”.
World CEO Sustainability Summit - Bulletin
10th World CEO Sustainability Summit- 30 January 2013
Resource Revolution – A Global Imperative and How Business Can Shape It
With resource landscape likely to evolve unevenly in the coming decades, creating a wide variety of opportunities and threats for companies, sectors, countries and region; the overarching theme of the 10th WCSS 2013 will be “Resource Revolution – A global imperative and how Business can shape it”. The discussions will highlight the scope and complexity of the changes on the horizon including the risks posed by dwindling resource availability and how the public and private sectors can respond. It will witness participation from over 300 delegates consisting of CEOs, CSOs, heads of multi/bi-lateral organisation and senior government representatives from across the globe.