The Great Greenwashing Debate: Are Thai businesses taking sustainability seriously?

7pm, Wednesday May 16, 2018
Members: free, Non-members 450 Baht, Thai journalists and Students with valid ID: 150 Baht
Sustainability is being widely heralded as the cure-all solution to global environmental and social challenges. Thai businesses are lining up to declare themselves 'sustainable', develop projects that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, write sustainability reports, manufacture green products, and more. In some cases, businesses are embracing sustainability to maintain a social license to operate in their communities. In the worst case, they could be doing so to hide the true nature of their unscrupulous activities under a veil of responsibility to the greater good. Given these wide-ranging realities, where do most Thai businesses stand?

In partnership with Editions Didier Millet, the FCCT is hosting a panel featuring a collection of leading thinkers and practitioners who are uniquely engaged in this movement. Join us for an honest and critical discussion about how the Thai business sector is doing, and the challenges and potential of this field. The FCCT welcomes:

-Krip Rojanastien, chairman of Chiva-Som International Health Resorts, who adopts a 'quadruple-bottom line' in leading his sustainable business model.

-Sarinee Achavanuntakul, co-founder and member of the Editorial Board of ThaiPublica, and co-founder of Sal Forest. Sarinee is an advocate for sustainable business growth, and a highly visible and critical thought leader in this field.

-Anthony Watanabe, managing director of Asia Clean Innovations, a cleantech business venture, who works closely with investors and partners in Southeast Asia to promote the adoption of clean energy technologies.

-Bhimsupa Kulthanan, editor from Editions Didier Millet and former sustainability consultant, who is part of the writing and editorial team that recently published Thailand's Sustainable Business Guide, an informative and critical 344-page survey of the sustainability efforts taking place across the Thai economy.

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