Women's Forum Asia 19

Sep 19 | 11:10 - 11:55

Climate consciousness: Make climate action count

Room: Padang Room


Humanity has only 18 months left to save our planet. The environmental impact will directly affect business, society, and ecosystems; and governments are seeking to mitigate its effects with far-reaching regulations. Meanwhile, the private sector, accounting for 60% of global GDP, are taking the lead in dealing with climate change. Yet, to be effective in this leadership role, businesses need a radical shift in their consciousness. So how do companies shift from treating climate change solely as a corporate social responsibility issue to an important business problem? What are the opportunities for consumers and governments to demand more sustainable environmental, labor and other practices from the private sector? And what can be done to catalyze such action?