Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary General, UN and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP speaking at the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2016 opening discussion panel. The topic was on collaboration and innovation to deliver global goals. The forum was held from 22 to 24 November 2016 at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Convention Centre in Singapore. The panelists include (L-R), Erin Meezan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Interface, Sathasivam Subramaniam, Minister of Health, Malaysia and Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International. The session was chaired by Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson, CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2016
The 5th Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development took place at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore from 22– 24 November 2016. If there was a practical recurrent theme to the forum, it would be the highly complex nature of the concept of sustainability and sustainability goals, as exhibited by the 17 SDG tracks with a total of 34 SDG workshops in agenda for participants. Each track had for their session, panelists presenting case studies on each topic. The case studies presented provided for an interesting exchange of ideas during the brief Q&A (question and answer) session towards the session’s end. The main idea is to create a greater sense of awareness of how corporations and their businesses processes, with their multinational reach can actively shape global events, working together with economic institutions and governments in order to shape policies that will have a positive cascade of betterment in living conditions for the greater number of people.