Here’s the talk I gave to the ifs school of finance conference “Developing Sustainable Business Practice Through Education: a one-day conference on embedding sustainability in business and finance”.
The presentation goes through the need for sustainable business, how leading companies are responding, how this affects business practice before drawing out what this means for education,
The key points are around what we’re seeing from leading companies:
•Understand un-sustainability as a threat to long-term value creation.
•Their strategic responses:
1.Shape the context, so we’re on the path to a sustainable future
2.Innovate to win, on that path
•Affects business practice – strategy, innovation, management
•Bring long-term into now, including an enduring purpose
•Clear internal responsibilities and incentives
•Deep external engagement for trust and insight