Clean Up or Close Up The Business Case for Sustainability
Clean Up or Close Up: The World Wakes Up to Costs of Carbon  150 USD Oil <ul><li>Diesel and gas inflation brought calls fo...
Clean Up or Close Up: The Past is the Past Until the summer of 2007 <ul><ul><li>Hungry China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To...
Events that are Changing China Labor Scandal <ul><li>Immediate Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic and International press c...
Populations & Labor Consumer Safety Urban Planning & Urbanization Food & Agriculture Landfills & eWaste  Overpackaging Hea...
Clean Up or Close Up: Change From the Top  <ul><li>The limits of China’s hyper-development have been tested </li></ul><ul>...
Clean Up or Close Up: Change Happens   <ul><li>The Door was open for change… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumers were becoming...
Clean Up or Close Up: Leading By Example Breaking Barriers, Changing Habits, & Encouraging Change <ul><li>2008 Wal-Mart Ho...
 
<ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>Hands On China’s mission is connecting people – both locals and foreigners in Shang...
<ul><li>Web based platform to highlight the real world issues we face with economic and environmental sustainability. </li...
Clean Technology Economics Built Environment Manufacturing Resources Civil Society Social Services <ul><li>Land Use </li><...
<ul><li>Key Takeaways: </li></ul><ul><li>Operations in China, and Global Supply Chains, Must Change… Will Change </li></ul...
<ul><ul><li>Learn More – Get Engaged: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Roads Lead to China –   www.allroadsleadtochina.com <...
<ul><ul><li>Learn More : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Roads Lead to China  www.allroadsleadtochina.com </li></ul></ul><u...
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Clean Up Or Close Up Business Case For Sustainability

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This presentation is one that I have been giving regularly to academic groups, corporate executivs, and at conferences.

the basic message is that we need to change systems. That if we agree sustainability is a goal, we need to develop solutions to problems.

It has to be more than hurdle rates, and for scale to occur we must begin understanding the needs and motives of different countries, groups, corporations, and citizens.

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Clean Up Or Close Up Business Case For Sustainability

  1. 1. Clean Up or Close Up The Business Case for Sustainability
  2. 2. Clean Up or Close Up: The World Wakes Up to Costs of Carbon 150 USD Oil <ul><li>Diesel and gas inflation brought calls for change that drowning polar bears could not </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure on governments to regulation and subsidize solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure on industry to change - to reduce waste and increase efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure on consumers to change habits – public transport, bicycles, and even walking! </li></ul>Treehuggers and yuppies unite! Global Warming <ul><li>Al Gore (and his drowning polar bears) catalyze global awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Inconvenient Truth and 11 th hour become award winning movies </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens begin learning about “carbon footprint”/ Schools begin teaching environmentalism </li></ul><ul><li>TV Shows on CNN & Discovery highlight human impact on the environment while CNBC covers investment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Children tell their parents to save the word </li></ul>Cleantech Investment <ul><li>Investment in clean technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable energy (wind and solar) and alternative fuel enter consumer investor portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vernacular/ technology are enter mainstream conversations on television </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleantech investment books become best sellers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics of and focus on cleantech firms improves with each dollar rise in oil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even John McCain is a fan of clean tech… Drill baby drill! </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Clean Up or Close Up: The Past is the Past Until the summer of 2007 <ul><ul><li>Hungry China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To Get Rich is Glorious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any FDI was good FDI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of Money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fragmented China </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complacent China </li></ul><ul><li>Government manages civil society </li></ul><ul><li>People willing to “eat bitterness” </li></ul><ul><li>High tipping points </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Differences in resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uneven Investment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spotty enforcement </li></ul></ul></ul>The Three Facets of China’s Hyper-development <ul><li>Uneven China </li></ul><ul><li>Imbalance of prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Gender, age, and income gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Raw Material Shortage </li></ul><ul><li>Dirty </li></ul><ul><li>Degradation in air, water, and soil </li></ul><ul><li>Poor labor conditions in regions/ industries </li></ul><ul><li>Widespread graft and corruption </li></ul>The Downside of Growth… <ul><li>Prosperous China </li></ul><ul><li>East coast develops </li></ul><ul><li>International attention </li></ul><ul><li>Explosion in middle class </li></ul>had little impact on the majority because of
  4. 4. Events that are Changing China Labor Scandal <ul><li>Immediate Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic and International press coverage </li></ul><ul><li>45,000 investigators sent to Shanxi </li></ul><ul><li>Public acknowledgement of system failure and call for change by party </li></ul>Product Recalls <ul><li>International witch hunt and tit-for-tat </li></ul><ul><li>Economic impact to Chinese manufacturers </li></ul><ul><li>Questions at home about products surface </li></ul>Immediate Impact <ul><li>Immediate Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental awareness took a quantum leap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic / International press coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National support and sympathy for affected </li></ul></ul>Taihu Lake 5.12 Earthquake <ul><li>Immediate Impact </li></ul><ul><li>24/ 7 news coverage – with citizen journalists first to report (twitter) </li></ul><ul><li>Intense corporate pressure to donate and manage messaging carefully </li></ul><ul><li>First time many firms experienced the “mass” media </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 Full press coverage on TV, newspaper, blogs, &twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Public awareness of problems with food industry, and call for changes </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing investigative reporting into other areas / other companies </li></ul>Immediate Impact Milk Scandal
  5. 5. Populations & Labor Consumer Safety Urban Planning & Urbanization Food & Agriculture Landfills & eWaste Overpackaging Healthcare Managed Resources Traffic and Transport Healthcare Carbon offsets Green Jobs Clean Energy
  6. 6. Clean Up or Close Up: Change From the Top <ul><li>The limits of China’s hyper-development have been tested </li></ul><ul><li>10% + growth for 15 years requires lots of resources at exponential levels </li></ul><ul><li>Export Growth model resulted in one way infrastructure – Containers East </li></ul><ul><li>Imbalances resulted/ infrastructure failed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy, water, and resource shortages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor shortages, Gender imbalances, income gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inability of agencies to cope – safety failure, pricing policy, enforcement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And on and on…. </li></ul></ul>China Leads From a Need : Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Food <ul><li>The government acts. </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor Law, Circular Economy, Plastic bags & Packaging, SEPA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enforcement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EVA applications, Green GDP Scorecard, NGO empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Investments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable energy, mass transit, clean cars, water technologies, recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emergency Actions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Factory shutdown, Water Diversion, and Car Schedules </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Clean Up or Close Up: Change Happens <ul><li>The Door was open for change… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumers were becoming citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizens were become activists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governments were responding </li></ul></ul>The Business Case For Sustainability was being made…
  8. 8. Clean Up or Close Up: Leading By Example Breaking Barriers, Changing Habits, & Encouraging Change <ul><li>2008 Wal-Mart Home Entertainment Design Challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great design that attracts consumers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product innovation that reduces the environmental impact for its product category. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Packaging design that facilitates reuse and recycling, reduces waste, and reduces or eliminates the use of toxic materials. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP Reduces wins – reduces packaging 97% </li></ul></ul>The Elephant in the Room: Wal-Mart <ul><li>October 2008 Announce Sustainability Revolution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive effort across supply chain and stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Energy, Transportation, Packaging, Recycling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not spontaneous. It was planned for years. Wal-Mart is Serious </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 Associates who will: </li></ul><ul><li>monitor factories, educates suppliers and buyers, and works with others in our industry to implement effective ethical sourcing programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Others will be forced to follow </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Our Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>Hands On China’s mission is connecting people – both locals and foreigners in Shanghai who want to become involved as volunteers in community activities with local charities who need assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>How We Work: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinates volunteer opportunities for active professionals, according to their availability and personal interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) Support project partners with direct donations, fundraising planning and execution, community project design/implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3) Design and manage a variety of community relations programs for private sector partners in Shanghai – CorpWorks! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Web based platform to highlight the real world issues we face with economic and environmental sustainability. </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Water and Land Management </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing & Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Food & Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Developed the project based class Sustainability and Responsible Leaderships for 193 MBA students </li></ul><ul><li>To institutionally support society by leveraging its students, faculty, alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Improve student awareness of the social and environmental challenges in China </li></ul><ul><li>36 teams will conduct research, develop external partner, & present business plan </li></ul><ul><li>Develop long term capacity within the various actors (NGO, MNC, academic, gov’t, and citizen) to create stable/ sustainable solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a platform where civil sector professionals can share best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct research, study problems, assess program, & create partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Work with social entrepreneurs and NGO leaders to develop capacity </li></ul><ul><li>On campus research, develop student leaders, clubs, mentorships, internships </li></ul>
  11. 12. Clean Technology Economics Built Environment Manufacturing Resources Civil Society Social Services <ul><li>Land Use </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Food & Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Forests and Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Bodies of Water </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Pools </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management </li></ul><ul><li>Air Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Life Cycle Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Loop mfg. </li></ul><ul><li>Product Design </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging/ Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics/ Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical Supply Chain </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Control & Assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling & eWaste </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Green Economies </li></ul><ul><li>MFG Vs Services </li></ul><ul><li>Urbanization </li></ul><ul><li>Rural/ Urban Gap </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Spending </li></ul><ul><li>Green Consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Building Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Greenspace </li></ul><ul><li>Energy/ Water efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Build Retrofitting </li></ul><ul><li>Building Operation </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Smartgrid </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Waste-to-energy </li></ul><ul><li>Water Filtration </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Coal </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Offset/ Trading </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Philanthropy </li></ul><ul><li>NGO Development & Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Social Enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Community Program </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty Alleviation </li></ul><ul><li>Elderly Care </li></ul><ul><li>Job Training </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation & Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Key Takeaways: </li></ul><ul><li>Operations in China, and Global Supply Chains, Must Change… Will Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental, labor, raw materials, water, and energy constraints have all changed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil, metals, plastics, and other materials will test highs again </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumers Have Changed – and So Have Their Expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumers are becoming citizens, and citizens are becoming active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer pressure on industry will only grow stronger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solutions Exist, Cost Savings Exist, and Options are Readily Available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology gains are growing – energy, transportation, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commoditization of parts, components, and technologies reduces cost of investment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration is Increasing - Innovation Will Follow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retailers – logistics – packaging – design partners working together to develop better products, and reduce inefficiencies within closed systems. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process must start with design and avoid the landfill </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5) The people in this room have the answers, have the power, and will ultimately bear the responsibility </li></ul>Clean Up or Close Up: The Business Case for Sustainability is Made
  13. 14. <ul><ul><li>Learn More – Get Engaged: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Roads Lead to China – www.allroadsleadtochina.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China at the Crossroads – www.china-crossroads.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaner Greener China – www.cleanergreenerchina.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>508 Zhaohua Road, building 508, Suite 607 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shanghai, 200050 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: (8621) 6225 5220 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fax: (8621) 6225 5229 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><ul><li>Learn More : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Roads Lead to China www.allroadsleadtochina.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Responsibility www.collectiveresponsibility.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaner Greener China www.cleanergreenerchina.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Engaged: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HandsOn China www.handsonchina.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HandsOn Shanghai www.hansonshanghai.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HandsOn Chengdu www.handsonchengdu.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HandsOn Hong Kong www.handsonhongkong.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow my Tweet! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Roads Lead to China @allroads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective Responsibility @chinaCSR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaner Greener China @greenerchina </li></ul></ul>

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