The world of business has found a new term to define sustainability and it’s now not just an option but an indispensable factor. It was during a forum that top businessmen urged the use of greener technologies to lift up business in Asia.
Attended by the representatives from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Conservation International, Monsanto, and Ricoh, the meeting stressed that companies must come together on withstanding operations, get more involved with environmental initiatives, work out better products and services, and bring in a level of competence making use of some groundbreaking solutions. This will help in sustaining the organisations across thereby maintaining peace and harmony with nature as well, which certainly is the prime matter of concern at this hour.
Business and Sustainability gets united
Experts stated that business and sustainability shouldn’t be treated as separate entities. They made it clear that in order to focus on increasing the economy, it is very important that an equal focus is given to the environment too. Drawing a comparison with the west, it was also pointed out that business in Asia must lead the change as the ones in West are still continuing with the decade old practices. Talking about ways that can help the corporations do their bit for the environment along with expanding their success rate, the following points were laid out to take a step in the direction:
- Initiative: Walking on the tested path will not bring in the desired output in this case. If it is about contributing to the environment then one will have to take the initiative and show a guiding light to others as well. The world will bring in a change to the trade techniques only if Asia takes the initiative and steps out of the old bracket.
- Teamwork: Using eco-friendly tools to expand a corporation won’t stand successful till the time it is restricted to one group or entity. This will bring out the desired results once experts from different industries come together and collaborate to bring this thought into reality. It is completely a team work and must be carried on accordingly.
- Using technology in the right direction: One certainly can’t rule out the prime role technology has played in giving the business in Asia a cult status. The same power of technology can be effectively put into use for designing environment friendly methods that will not only help the environment in the right manner but will also prove extremely beneficial to each trade type.
If businesses in Asia commits towards conserving the natural resources and abide to operating with nominal environmental impact, people will surely follow them leading towards a better environment!
Terry Zimsen is the founder of Zimsen Partners Pty Ltd, provides best accounting and financial solutions, also gives advise about business in Asia. He is always happy to share his passion related to accounting and business.