The Business of Sustainability

More than half of the world´s population lives in cities. This urban population is responsible for of 80% of the greenhouse gas emissions. With this in mind the future of cities and the future of the meetings industry cannot be imagined without considering sustainability. In this presentation, that I delivered in Singapore I share my views and expert research into the risks and opportunities created by the sustainability revolution and how there is a very solid business case. The presentation provides examples of cities innovating and working together, and then lays out the key elements required to climb mount sustainability.

Let me know what you think?


1 Comment

  1. Hugo Kimber says:

    Another excellent Bigwood presentation. Perhaps worth adding that most of the building stock to be used by the estimated 9 billion global residents in 2050 have yet to be built. There is a huge opportunity here for sustainable urban development and some very exciting work in this space. The meetings industry is as ever an important factor in helping to push sustainability forwards, but destinations need coherent and fully integrated sustainability plans. Cost management/reduction (linked to resources) will drive this, albeit that leadership, innovation and lots of sheer will is required to get us to a more sustainable urban environment.
    Hugo Kimber

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