Tough choices, turbulent world—these are the challenges that today’s CEOs face.
Globalization 4.0 is changing the business equation that now, they have to aim for sustainability with the same vigor they put in pursuing profitability targets.
As discontent with the old order continues to escalate because of perceived global imbalance, people are turning to businesses to help solve society’s problems.
The 2019 Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) CEO Conference boldly brings this discussion in a forum that will tackle the future of business and how business leaders can navigate the pressure points in this emerging world order.
Thought leaders will provide insights that can help expand the arsenal of strategies and options as they face the future.
With climate change and sustainability becoming two of the world’s most serious challenges, businesses have to review the way they operate alongside governments and communities to address the triple bottom line—profits, people, planet.
Keynote speaker Eur. Ing. Henry K.H. Wang (president, Gate International) will speak on “Business Sustainability Impacts and Future Developments,” sharing his extensive knowledge on energy and sustainable business.
A figure in the international speaking circuit, Mr. Wang has published over 100 papers and speeches plus several books on climate change and renewable energy and holds international patents on new process inventions.
Author and innovation strategy consultant Deepa Prahalad will explore the profound changes that are moving the needle to close the gap between the haves and the have-nots. With the business environment continuously in a state of flux, it’s time to realize “The New Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.” Ms. Pralahad’s book, “Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business,” was selected by Fast Company as one of the Best Design Books of the Year. She will share her thoughts about emerging markets and innovation.
Businesses cannot operate in a vacuum and they have to pay attention to their stakeholders—regulators, investors, employees, governments and NGOs alike. Companies are now expected to disclose their sustainability efforts and performance, yet many still have to define the linkage between what they do and the value these create for their businesses and stakeholders. Sustainability is more than just a compliance requirement, it is poised to become a core business agenda.
In “How Sustainability Practices Impact Shareholder Value,” Andrew WK Chan (Sustainability & Climate Change Leader, PWC South East Asian Consulting Services, Malaysia) will share the insights gained from PWC’s research, especially on the factors that will establish the link between sustainability performance and value creation.
All these raging issues cannot just be plain talk. Social entrepreneurs are showing through their initiatives that development can be a major undertaking that can combine doing well by doing good.
The future of business places people front and center. Today’s competitiveness will hinge in a large measure on the ability of organizations to leverage their human capital.
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