HONG KONG, 20 July 2018 /3BL Media/ —Fifteen leading luxury companies today launched a new report outlining opportunities and recommendations for the luxury sector to address the global challenges posed by climate change and biodiversity loss, new technologies and automation, and rising economic inequality. On the occasion of the launch, leaders from luxury group Kering, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Limited, and BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) gathered at The Peninsula Hong Kong to discuss global opportunities and challenges facing the luxury sector.
The products and services that keep our societies advancing depend on interconnected economies and global supply chains. Often, if you follow these chains to their very end, you will find women in factories or on farms: Approximately 200 million women work in global supply chains. From Bangladesh and China to Kenya and Ethiopia, women are at the heart of the production of many of the clothes we wear and much of the food we consume.
With the Global Climate Action Summit coming up this September 12-14 in San Francisco, California, businesses, cities, states, investors, and citizens all have the opportunity to showcase extraordinary climate action commitments that will give world leaders the confidence to continue their support of the Paris Agreement and prevent the worst effects of climate change.
The business agenda is changing, and the sustainability agenda needs to change with it. At the BSR Conference 2018 in New York City November 6-8, we will be presenting “A New Blueprint for Business,” defining a path that enables business to thrive in societies that prosper.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - BSR today announced the recent addition of four respected business leaders to its board of directors, bringing new depth and expertise to the organization’s mission to create a just and sustainable world.
In 2016, the information and communications technology (ICT) industry came under fire when environmental inspections found that 18 centralized water treatment plants in Shanghai had issues with heavy metals exceeding legal limits. As a result, the two large-scale electronics plants responsible for releasing these pollutants are now in the process of being forced to stop operations.