Business & Sustainable Development: Risks, Opportunities, and Solutions
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
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
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.