Townhall on Driving Sustainability through Responsible Supply Chains
Most research suggests companies now care more about sustainability issues than they were ever before. Sustainability in supply chains is gaining prominence more so as a consequence of changing consumer demands, a need for anti-fragility in businesses and the realization of cost benefits derived from sustainability initiatives. Managing the social, environmental and economic impacts of supply chains, and combating corruption, makes good business sense as well as being the right thing to do. However, supply chains consist of continuously evolving markets and relationships. To navigate this complex terrain, we need to build systems that are sustainable and responsible.
1. Why is sustainability relevant? How do we achieve “True Sustainability”? What are the major issues we look to solve through sustainability initiatives?
2. What are the challenges to developing sustainable and responsible supply chains, in the developing and the developed world respectively?
3. Is circularity the initial step towards greater sustainability?
4. How does sustainability create business value and opportunities in the supply chain?
5. Is sustainability really the integration of best practices for People, Planet and Profits all at the same time or is there a dilemma here?