What is one thing you will do?

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At his recent public lecture on 'The Business Case for Environmental Sustainability, Professor Dan Fogel asked the audience: What is the one thing you will do as a result of this conversation? Here are the audience's answers.

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What is one thing you will do?

  1. 1. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise What is one thing youwill do as a result of this conversation? Answers from the audience at Professor Dan Fogel‟s Open Lecture on „The Business Case for Environmental Sustainability‟ 19 March 2013
  2. 2. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “As a private investor we focus on bottomline profits. Most private companies we look at that are involved in environmental sustainable technologies seem only to survive on Government R&D grants. I will endeavour to talk more about thetechnologies or processes with my investingnetwork. This hopefully will bring interest into this sector.”
  3. 3. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Push for change in my company. Explore new avenues for corporate responsibility across key sectors of our business, as well as promote environmental awareness.”
  4. 4. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “I would like to push for my company to come up withinnovative solutions to become environmentally sustainable.”
  5. 5. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “Talk to my children. Talk to management about theimportance of sustainability.”
  6. 6. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Finish the course. Implement the three strategies we identified during the course in my business.”
  7. 7. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Have the conversation about changing the paradigm.”
  8. 8. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Use some of the basic principles for finding solutions in my consultations with organisations thinking about first steps.”
  9. 9. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Look up Google YouTube Car – is this for real?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdgQpa1pUUE
  10. 10. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Try to separate the variousaspects of the whole: social, financial etc.”
  11. 11. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Explore sustainability systems influencing resources in commons.”
  12. 12. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“I want to learn more about social environmental responsibility and apply its principles [to create a] responsible company and competitive advantage.”
  13. 13. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “I‟ll continue to explore twosustainable business and policyperspectives on local and global scales, and will research the topic of food labelling.”
  14. 14. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“I‟m going to let more people know about volunteering opportunities.”
  15. 15. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “Design personal, publicbuildings and transport usinggreen technologies thus using less energy (carbon).”
  16. 16. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Broaden my thinking in regard to potential solutions for ecological sustainability.”
  17. 17. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “Research and demonstrate ways that companies caninnovate, to convince others todo the same. Keep pushing the impossible!”
  18. 18. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “Read more about the actualsustainability performance of key companies.”
  19. 19. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Look into biomimicry and find innovative ways to solve problems.”
  20. 20. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Leadership related issues and implementation processes to improve environmental issues from a business and personal level.”
  21. 21. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Start more conversations onsocial media and try to spread ideas, gain ideas and shift a paradigm.”
  22. 22. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Use it to raise awareness of the lack of sustainability in agriculture.”
  23. 23. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Use ideas to change transport policy.”
  24. 24. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Research more about natural capital valuations and ecosystems services.”
  25. 25. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Am going to internally price my own family‟s happiness.”
  26. 26. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “Change my share portfolio toreflect sustainable companies.”
  27. 27. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable EnterpriseWhat will you do?

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