Sustainability: Business case for Corporate Responsibility - Conference Keynote Speaker

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Sustainability: Business case for Corporate Responsibility - Conference Keynote Speaker

  1. 1. Dr Patrick Dixon Chairman Global Change LtdSustainability - and why it matters
  2. 2. Patrick Dixon is Chairman of Global Change Ltd, Author of 15 books and hasbeen ranked one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today (Thinkers 50)Sustainability: Business case for CorporateResponsibility. Keynote for Xylem (2012)500 videos of keynoteswww.youtube.com/pjvdixonover 4 million viewswww.globalchange.com14 million unique visitors
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  4. 4. How most people talk about sustainability
  5. 5. “Caring for the planet -for the sake of futuregenerations”
  6. 6. Why it all mattersEMOTIONRisk and Opportunity
  7. 7. 1  trillionpages  a  monthCORPORATEIMPACT
  8. 8. Passions ChangeDemands for more responsible capitalism, socially-minded business following global banking crisis
  9. 9. $40 Trillion Green Tech Boomdriven by oil price, cost cuts, green activism
  10. 10. Data accepted widelyScience of global warming might possibly turnout to be incorrect, but it is highly influential
  11. 11. 1  billion  children  alive  today  
  12. 12. 300 million  cities in China by 2020Commodity price pressure
  13. 13. “US emissions of CO2equivalent to a carpetof CO2 = 33cmsthick each year overentire land mass”
  14. 14. Source: „Vostok“ (Antarctica) ice cores, World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, NOAA, Boulder, CO, USA350-393ppmin 30 yearsxx420,000 Years - CO2 and Earth Temperature”Dip equivalent to 0.5 mile of ice over some ofnorthern hemisphere 15,000 years ago”
  15. 15. “400,000 sq miles of Arctic ice melted in 30 years”
  16. 16. China water crisis“In 20 years, 18,000 square miles of ice melted”“3000 out of 4000Tibetan lakes dried up”“Yellow river dried up recently for 226 days”
  17. 17. Oil >$100 a barrel accelerates innovationEven strong climate sceptics “go green”
  18. 18. 120,000 terawatts of sunlight /day7,000 times total global power usePower Moscow from Libyan Desert
  19. 19. Recycle Metal70% less energy40% less water85% less air pollution75% less water pollution
  20. 20. People expect Xylem to lead way
  21. 21. Sustainability -complex but we need tokeep responses simple
  22. 22. Smart InnovationsProductsProcessesSave energy and other costs, protect resources, big wins
  23. 23. Go further than you have to“Compliance” lags behind public opinion
  24. 24. Case StudiesPhilipsBritish SugarPret-a-MangerIntelGoogleNutreco
  25. 25. Street Lights - Philips5%  2% of US / EU energyPayback period 4 years120 million EU street lamps75% replace in 15 years at unit costof $750 including labour
  26. 26. Innovation: Intel + Chandler City - US1.5m gallons a day into $19m desalination plant Pumped into sandstone acquiferReplaces 75% of water used by factoryGood relationship with local government planners / image / morale
  27. 27. Full co-operation with independent advisors / activistsTransparencyPublic commitment to global excellence
  28. 28. Sustainable InnovationSmart ideasBetter engineeringEnergy / cost savingPositive image - protect from attackAttract best talent / proud of companyAttract government support / permissionsHelp clients meet own sustainability targetsMore investors eg pension fundsSense of achievementHelping solve one of the world’s greatest challenges in a profitable way
  29. 29. For individualsFor familyFor community / investorsFor whole earthMaking Life Better
  30. 30. Patrick Dixon is Chairman of Global Change Ltd, Author of 15 books and hasbeen ranked one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today (Thinkers 50)Sustainability: Business case for CorporateResponsibility. Keynote for Xylem (2012)500 videos of keynoteswww.youtube.com/pjvdixonover 4 million viewswww.globalchange.com14 million unique visitors

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