The ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit now on its 3rd year is a marquee event on the calendar of sustainability professionals in the region owing to its strong positioning, progressive theming that builds from the feedback year-on-year and most importantly the drive amongst the practitioners to exchange, enable and excel – the very purpose of our summit!
With increasing awareness on sustainability among organisations, there is a perceivable development in the right direction. But the incremental initiatives and silo approach is taking us 2 steps back for every step forward – since the challenges are growing at a much faster rate than the solutions. The impending ASEAN integration one of the most anticipated developments in the region, increasing public-private partnerships, growing corporate commitment to sustainable development are all great signs. BUT… Opportunities for the private sector, government, civil society organisations and academe who build our future leaders to engage, co-create and and achieve are endless.
This requires integrated thinking, a value chain approach, responsible leadership and collaboration across all stakeholders… a push towards creating sustainable value for all. This will be our agenda – fostering sustainable value.
In recognition of SALt’s efforts of giving sustainable and affordable light to rural marginalized islands in the Philippines, ACSSA 2015 and the judges awarded SALt the SME Sustainability Commitment Category last March 27, 2015 at Intercontinental Hotel Manila.