14th ASIA PACIFIC ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
We are facing a situation where in 2050 there will be projected nine billion people consuming limited resources of our planet. The additional demand for materials, energy and other ecosystem services will most likely outpace efficiency gains in the supply chain and overwhelm natural systems. Business will face significant consequences when not addressing above situation like rising costs due to increasing competition of scarce raw materials, uncertainty as a result of global climate change impacts, and increasing regulation.
Companies should transform from ‘business-as-usual’ to more sustainable approach. Technological innovation will not be enough to address the sustainability challenges, there will also be a need for transformations in mainstream lifestyles and consumption patterns. Business should take a lead in collaboratively encouraging consumers to be more responsible in their consumptions.
1. To display business sector’s innovative effort to work on business sustainability as well as reduction of environment and social risks.
2. To emphasize a need for collaboration among business players and other stakeholders within business value-chain.
- IBCSD Members
- Business association (KADIN, APINDO, GAPMMI, etc)
- NGO and Public
Mr. Budi SantosaExecutive Director
Indonesia Business Council on Sustainable Development (IBCSD)