Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2014
The third Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development themed 'building prosperity with economic, social and natural capital' gathered more than 600 business leaders, NGOs and policy-makers from around the world to share practical solutions for sustainable growth.
Environment and finance experts at the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development called on businesses and the finance industry to safeguard natural ecosystems and products, which provide trillions of dollars of unaccounted services a year.
Mark Kramer, managing director of social impact consultants FSG, explains that shared value is about creating measurable impact on a social issue as a core part of a firm's strategy, and creating a competitive advantage.
Six partner organisations of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development have launched ‘Action 2020 in Southeast Asia’ which sets out a timeline and steps businesses can take to address sustainability in wide-ranging sectors.
Former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono tells the Responsible Business Forum that solutions to inequitable development and climate change already exist, but investments in green growth are required to scale them.