Environmental trusteeship essential for sustainability
Top business leaders of the world have embraced and main streamed
sustainability to corporate strategy and the ones who do so genuinely
will survive the future challenges, Global Compact Focal Point Ravi
Speaking at the Global Compact Network Ceylon event held at
Intercontinental Hotel Colombo recently, Fernando said the Global
Compact Network Ceylon is committed to driving sustainable mind sets at
the top management level and therefore the sustainability knowledge hubs
are a key forum to do that.
Haycarb Managing Director Rajitha Kariyawasan said that there is a
considerable exploitation in natural resources.
The world consumption today is 30 percent more than that it could
sustain and if it goes like that by 2030 people will require two planet
earth to sustain. But corporates governments and society have the power
to respond and address this issue. "So this trend has to be reversed and
it is the role of corporate leaders to workout sustainable strategies,"
Global Compact Network Board Chairman Dr Rohan Fernando said the GC
local network facilitates the progress of companies engaged in the
global compact with respect to implementation of ten principles, create
opportunities for multi stakeholder engagement, collective action and
deepen the learning experience of all participants through their own
activities and promote action in support of broader GC goals.
Delivering the keynote address Justice Christopher Weeramantry
elaborated on the need for environmental trusteeship as a prerequisite
He said nobody in this world owns an inch of land and they are all
only trustees who must leave everything for future generations when they
depart this world.