In the tradition of storytelling, allow me to revive this blog by sharing with you a talk I made at the 3rd National Sustainability Conference: The Future Leaders’ Summit. A millennial myself, the idea of embracing this creature called corporate sustainability is something that our generation is starting to understand. I see young entrepreneurs and professionals passionately pursuing sustainable practices in the conduct of their enterprise and the outcome is very enlightening and refreshing.
Below is the abridged version of the slides converted to pictures for your reading pleasure.
All the best!
The University of Asia and the Pacific’s Center for Social Responsibility will be holding its 3rd National Sustainability Conference tomorrow, 20 November at the Dizon Auditorium, University of the Asia and the Pacific, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
This year’s conference highlights the role of the YOUTH in creating a sustainable future as well as on BUSINESS innovations that can best contribute to the creation of shared value and inclusive growth. This combination of young leaders passion and business CEO’s insights will offer unrivaled generational perspectives on how best to shape a sustainable future for the Philippines.
The organizers has reformatted the program to allow more participants interaction, spontaneous peer-to-peer sharing and hands-on experience. Specifically, the morning session will be devoted to the student and youth participants while the afternoon session will have an interactive set-up involving the youth, corporate participants, academic experts, social media practitioners, and civil society leaders.
Here are good reasons why you should take part in this year’s conference:
- Fresh learning opportunities on the latest and future trends in sustainability practices, and a chance for you to learn how they can be applied to your own work;
- High quality and cutting-edge insights from the country’s respected business executives, youth leaders, academic and professional experts;
- The opportunity to expand your network and interact with more than 200 participants especially the youth through the Philippine Education Network (PEN), a group of 30 colleges and universities nationwide, along with student leaders from top universities in Metro Manila
- Unique platform to impress upon the participants the business sector’s contribution to a sustainable future, thereby, influencing the youth’s career options for employment
Want to know more what’s in store? Take a look at the roster of topics and speakers:
The Future We Want: Seeing Sustainability through the Lenses of the Youth
- What is Sustainability? by Ms. Marilou Erni, General Manager, Petron Foundation
- Enabling the Youth to Promote Sustainability through Social Media by Ms. Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler
- Best Practices and Innovations in Youth-Business Partnerships by Ms. Agnes De Jesus, SVP, Energy Development Corporation (EDC)/Mr. Dave Devilles, Senior Corporate Communications Specialist, EDC
- Youth and Sustainability Issues in Everyday Life: How young People can Make a Big Difference through Small Concrete Steps by Ms. Techie Cano Lopez, AVP, TeaM Energy/ Mr. Ricky de Castro, SBEP & Executive Director, TeaM Energy
Sustainable Philippines: Business Contribution to Creating Shared Value and Inclusive Growth
- Moving Toward a Sustainable Philippines: The Crucial Role of the Private Sector and the Youth by Dr. Bernardo Villegas, Professor, UA&P
- Creating Shared Value and Inclusive Growth: Perspectives from the Corporate Practitioners
Panel of Speakers:
Philippine Long Distance Company
Chamber of Mines of the Philippines
Center for Food and Agribusiness, UA&P
San Roque Power
For reservation and any inquiries, please contact Mr. Carl Moog (email@example.com) at 6370912 loc. 302
or 360. Thank you and we hope to see you at the conference.
It’s been a while since I posted in this blog. The past three months had me juggling projects like producing the integrated annual and sustainability report and preparing for an internal branding program in a change management setting. In the next few days, I will be posting about the recent sustainability reports that have been published here in the Philippines to check the pulse and where reporting is headed. I will be posting about my recent experience in New York during the 2013 IABC World Conference. Lastly, I will be echoing the discussions that happened in the forum of the University of Asia and the Pacific’s Center for Social Responsibility tackling the changes of the new GRI G4 guidelines.
Keep checking back my blog for these posts. I will find time to distill my thoughts and share them with you.
Rainy season has started here. Stay dry my friends.
Below are photographic snippets to whet your appetite. All the best!
This was the infographics-stlye rendition of an IABC member that captured the discussion on CSR Strategy and Communications
Energy Development Corporation releases its 2012 integrated annual and sustainability report, GRI A+
The name has a face — Prof. Craig Carroll’s body of works on CSR has been my reference when I took up my Masters in the UK. It was a very pleasant experience to finally meet him in person.