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  • Business and Sustainable Development:Risks, Opportunities and SolutionsManagement & Education Conclave 2012Taaleem College of International Studies21-22 DecemberProfessor Jeremy B WilliamsDirectorAsia Pacific Management CentreGriffith Business School
  • 2www.facebook.com/profjeremybwilliams
  • 3Source: nationaljournal.tumblr.com
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  • 6The Stern Review, October 2006  On climate change: “The greatest market failure the world has ever seen” Sir Nicholas Stern
  • 7IPCC Fourth Assessment Report February, 2007: Evidence of Human- caused Global Warming is ... “Unequivocal”
  • 8November 2012:
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  • 122005: CO2 = 379ppm
  • 13350.org
  • 14Source: http://www.21school.ox.ac.uk/news/archive/200702_inaugural_lecture.cfm
  • 15Source: http://www.21school.ox.ac.uk/news/archive/200702_inaugural_lecture.cfm
  • 1619282004Upsala Glacier, Argentina
  • 17Blomstrandbreen Glacier, Norway 1922
  • 18Blomstrandbreen Glacier, Norway 2002
  • 19The Imja Glacier, Himalayas
  • 20The Imja Glacier, Himalayas
  • 21 Southeastern China, February 2011Anhui Province, China, August 2006
  • 22Floods in Southern China, June 2011, 550,000 left homeless
  • 23 Forced migrations 50 million UN study estimates that there were environmental refugees around the world in 2010 Same study estimates that as many as 100 million people live in areas that are below sea level or liable to storm surge
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  • 25 1 metre sea level rise will inundate more than 15 percent of Bangladesh, displacing more than 13 million people
  • 26Annual carbon dioxide emissions Bangladesh: 172kg per capita United States: 21 tonnes per capita
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  • The ecological footprint concept  How many planets would we need if everyone lived like you? http://www.myfootprint.org 28
  • 29 Worldwide, there exists about 1.9 biologically productive global hectares per personImage source: www.adbusters.org
  • 30At what stage do you think humankind will outstripits supply of biologically productive hectares? A. 2010 B. 2020 C. 2050 D. 2100 E. No answer
  • 31Image source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
  • 32Image source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
  • 33 ChinaImage source: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/
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  • 35Going about our business naturally  Radical resource productivity  Biomimicry  Service and flow economy  Investing in natural capital www.naturalcapitalism.org
  • 36 Radical resource productivity Using resources more efficiently in ways that can already be achieved; e.g. process redesign (disembodied technical change) or energy efficient buildings, passive solar heating.
  • 37Research biomimicrySpider silk Abalone shell Stenocara beetle
  • 38Reorient to a service and flow economy  Focuses more on selling and purchasing services rather than products  Makes manufacturers more ecologically responsible
  • 39Invest in natural capital
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