Sustainability: Business case for Corporate Responsibility - Conference Keynote Speaker

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globalchange.com - How to change the world. Ultimate leadership speech. Secret of all management, marketing and motivation. The Four Circles of the Human Heart and their impact on consumer behaviour. Sustainable business and social enterprises. How to encourage corporations to act in ethical ways. Future of philanthropy and non-profit organisations. Future of consumers, engaging with customer passion. Future of EU, Eurozone and government policy. Protection of environment. Green tech innovation, solar cells and wind power, salt caverns for energy storage and the future of the energy industry. Conference keynote by Patrick Dixon, Futurist - based on principle of "The Common Good"

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  • 1. Dr Patrick Dixon Chairman Global Change LtdSustainability - and why it matters
  • 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. How most people talk about sustainability
  • 5. “Caring for the planet -for the sake of futuregenerations”
  • 6. Why it all mattersEMOTIONRisk and Opportunity
  • 7. 1  trillionpages  a  monthCORPORATEIMPACT
  • 8. Passions ChangeDemands for more responsible capitalism, socially-minded business following global banking crisis
  • 9. $40 Trillion Green Tech Boomdriven by oil price, cost cuts, green activism
  • 10. Data accepted widelyScience of global warming might possibly turnout to be incorrect, but it is highly influential
  • 11. 1  billion  children  alive  today  
  • 12. 300 million  cities in China by 2020Commodity price pressure
  • 13. “US emissions of CO2equivalent to a carpetof CO2 = 33cmsthick each year overentire land mass”
  • 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. “400,000 sq miles of Arctic ice melted in 30 years”
  • 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. Oil >$100 a barrel accelerates innovationEven strong climate sceptics “go green”
  • 18. 120,000 terawatts of sunlight /day7,000 times total global power usePower Moscow from Libyan Desert
  • 19. Recycle Metal70% less energy40% less water85% less air pollution75% less water pollution
  • 20. People expect Xylem to lead way
  • 21. Sustainability -complex but we need tokeep responses simple
  • 22. Smart InnovationsProductsProcessesSave energy and other costs, protect resources, big wins
  • 23. Go further than you have to“Compliance” lags behind public opinion
  • 24. Case StudiesPhilipsBritish SugarPret-a-MangerIntelGoogleNutreco
  • 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. 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. Full co-operation with independent advisors / activistsTransparencyPublic commitment to global excellence
  • 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. For individualsFor familyFor community / investorsFor whole earthMaking Life Better
  • 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