WELCOME REMARKS FROM THE CEO OF FII INSTITUTE If the planet has huge problems – its temperature has warmed up to ice-cap-melting levels and its accelerating loss of animal and plant species has been described as a sixth mass extinction – it also potentially has significant resources to devote to these problems. To stave off […]
As we continue to battle a global pandemic, we need to rethink our approach to sustainability. For despite the progress achieved since the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted, and the growing alignment of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles with the SDGs, achieving just and inclusive sustainable development remains one of the major global challenges of our time.
Nuanced ESG application was a dominant theme at the FII Institute Series inaugural ESG virtual event help on the 15th of April 2021. Speakers gathered virtually from around the world agreed that the tipping point for ESG in the global marketplace has passed. Today’s challenge is how ESG standards can be refined, standardized, and deployed across global markets to achieve maximum pact for society and the environment.
An unprecedented series of recent supply chain disruptions have highlighted the need for alternatives to complex global systems. Fast and versatile, micro-factories the size of shipping containers can make supply chains more resilient and value creation more decentralized – with significant social and environmental benefits.
FII INSTITUTE publishes its fourth impact report as the world slowly begins to settle on its “new normal,” the boundaries of which are still being defined. The pandemic has caused tremendous loss and suffering but has also focused attention on the need for concerted action to pre-event and respond to future health and environmental crises.
With the beginning of economic recovery in sight, attention is turning to the kind of future we want to live in. we have an unprecedented opportunity to build a sustainable world characterized by just and inclusive growth.