Scientific indicators suggest the global economy is heading south, but public debate on sustainability is paralysed between deniers and doomsayers. By framing sustainability as an opportunity for innovation and transformation, can we chart a new pathway from the “magnetic north” of incremental change to the “True North” of a sustainable economy?
A panel of senior business leaders, including Peter Lacy, Managing Director for Strategy and Sustainability at Accenture, convene at the RSA to assess the past, present and future of sustainable business; reveal the findings of new United Nations studies on consumer and investor views of sustainable business; and debate how we can unlock the full potential of the private sector in tackling global sustainability challenges.
Speakers: Peter Lacy, managing director, Accenture Strategy & Sustainability Services; Emma Howard Boyd, director of stewardship, Jupiter Asset Management and independent member of the Environment Agency Board; Niall Dunne, chief sustainability officer, BT; and Tobias Webb, chairman of the Ethical Corporation
Chair: Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA
Read Peter Lacy and Rob Hayward’s RSA Journal article “The Business of Environment”
Find out more about the UN Global Compact – Accenture CEO Study