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Along with the development, material and spiritual life has been greatly improved but there have been the drawbacks of economic growth: ecological imbalance, climate change, pollution in urban areas, negative untreated waste. Mankind’s evolution in general and the prosperity of a country cannot only be measured by economic achievements but also the social sustainability, the environmental and ecological balance.
Sustainable development is a very broad topic, involving many social, economic, human issues. After the “net-zero” commitment by 2050 by the Vietnamese government at COP-26 and new generation free trade agreements, the topic of sustainable development has got more attentions.
To promote sustainable business models and celebrate pioneering mindsets, Forbes Vietnam will organize Sustainability Leaders’ Summit under the theme Towards a Greener World. This forum will bring together experts and leaders from leading companies to discuss the most important topics such as carbon emissions reduction, waste treatment, fight against climate change while sustaining growth and prosperity.
The fragile world we live in
Negative and irreversible impacts of climate change to Vietnam if we do not joint efforts and take timely drastic actions.
Reducing carbon footprints
Featuring representatives of leading companies and experts to discuss solutions, options and business practices to reduce carbon emissions into the environment.
From linear to circular economy
The concept of circular economy comes from a closed production cycle, reused wastes as raw materials for production, thereby minimizing negative impacts on the environment.
Real stories will be shared by representatives of leading businesses in implementing and transforming to sustainable business model.
Nguyễn Thị Bích Vân
Chairperson, Unilever Vietnam
Đỗ Lê Thu Ngọc
Head of Inclusive Growth, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Phạm Kiều Oanh
Founder & Executive Director, The Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP)
Hồ Thị Thu Uyên
Public Affairs Director, Intel Vietnam
Lưu Hoàng Hà
Founder & Chairman, Nami Energy
Darryl J. Dong
Principal Financial Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
PARTNER, Patamar Capital
Vietnam Advisor, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
Nguyễn Trường Hải
CEO, Saint-Gobain Vietnam
Nguyễn Thanh Ngữ
CEO, Thành Thành Công – Biên Hòa Joint Stock Company (TTC AgriS)
Sustainability Leaders’ Summit is created to discuss the most important topics such as carbon emissions reduction, waste treatment, fight against climate change while sustaining growth and prosperity.
Climate change is among the biggest issues that pose existential threats to humankind. It is getting more attention as the impacts of this problem on society and economy has become more severe.
In this keynote, an expert will outline the negative and irreversible impacts of climate change to Vietnam if we do not joint efforts and take timely drastic actions.
Carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas emissions from production and use of industrial products or services, impacting on the atmosphere and causing global warming. This urgent problem needs the cooperation of all people from developed to developing countries.
This panel discussion features representatives of leading companies and experts to discuss solutions, options and business practices to reduce carbon emissions into the environment.
Currently, most Vietnamese enterprises are doing business relying on a linear model, which means that input materials are single used, leading to wasting, affecting the balance and ecosystem. The concept of circular economy comes from a closed production cycle, reused wastes as raw materials for production, thereby minimizing negative impacts on the environment.
An expert will present an overview of the long-term benefits of the circular economy.
According to Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s statistics, Vietnam discharges annually nearly 1.8 million tons of plastic waste into the environment, half of them into oceans. Currently, up to 90% of plastic waste is dumped in landfill or burnt, and only the remaining 10% is recycled, while a simple plastic straw can take up to 200 years to be completely decomposed. Among solutions have been discussed, recycling and reducing plastic are sustainable methods towards the goal of leaving a green planet for future generations.
Top business leaders will share the best practices that their companies are using in an effort to deal with plastic waste.
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