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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 ...

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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  • 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. 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. 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. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “I would like to push for my company to come up withinnovative solutions to become environmentally sustainable.”
  • 5. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “Talk to my children. Talk to management about theimportance of sustainability.”
  • 6. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Finish the course. Implement the three strategies we identified during the course in my business.”
  • 7. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Have the conversation about changing the paradigm.”
  • 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. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Look up Google YouTube Car – is this for real?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdgQpa1pUUE
  • 10. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Try to separate the variousaspects of the whole: social, financial etc.”
  • 11. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Explore sustainability systems influencing resources in commons.”
  • 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. 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. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“I‟m going to let more people know about volunteering opportunities.”
  • 15. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “Design personal, publicbuildings and transport usinggreen technologies thus using less energy (carbon).”
  • 16. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Broaden my thinking in regard to potential solutions for ecological sustainability.”
  • 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. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “Read more about the actualsustainability performance of key companies.”
  • 19. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Look into biomimicry and find innovative ways to solve problems.”
  • 20. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Leadership related issues and implementation processes to improve environmental issues from a business and personal level.”
  • 21. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Start more conversations onsocial media and try to spread ideas, gain ideas and shift a paradigm.”
  • 22. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Use it to raise awareness of the lack of sustainability in agriculture.”
  • 23. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Use ideas to change transport policy.”
  • 24. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Research more about natural capital valuations and ecosystems services.”
  • 25. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise“Am going to internally price my own family‟s happiness.”
  • 26. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise “Change my share portfolio toreflect sustainable companies.”
  • 27. Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable EnterpriseWhat will you do?