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Integrating sustainability as a board strategy

Integrating sustainability as a board strategy

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2022) Integrating sustainability as a board strategy. In: Corporate Sustainability – Opportunities and Challenges, 1st July 2022, WelcomHotel by ITC Hotels, Bengaluru, India.

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Scene setting overview of the need for action in the face of threats resulting from the environmental consequences of collective human behaviours and lifestyles before tipping points are reached after which an existential challenge such as global warming becomes unstoppable. Roles participants could play and opportunities that they and their organisations and networks could pursue are also highlighted, ahead of round table discussions of possible next steps and report backs at an event in Bengaluru. Participants who were mainly from India were reminded that India’s heritage of ancient wisdom respects nature and advocates living in harmony with the natural world. Depending upon the extent to which COP’26 commitments are delivered, the country’s population could be large enough for the lifestyle ambitions of its citizens and the collective activities of Indian companies to tip the balance in favour of either extinction or survival.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Speech)
Additional Information: Scene setting special address ahead of round table discussions. As an alternative to a traditional conference the event started with five speakers each of whom was given ten minutes followed by round table discussions and report backs from the participants whose roles related to required responses, whether addressing environmental challenges or related opportunities.
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental sustainability; externalities; responsible business; collaboration; green business strategy; Indian philosophy
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW)
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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