Sustainability Asia MACHI

Sustainability in Asia: connecting to everything else

Recently I was invited to give a talk on the topic of ‘climate change and sustainability in Asia’. While accepting this invitation easily, my immediate response was also “Let me think about how to put this together coherently.”

Having one and a half hours to fill on this topic in front of an audience of experienced diplomats was a pretty daunting task. I am in front of various audiences regularly, but always with a more focused and concise topic such as CSR in Japan or sustainability as a business opportunity in China.

But talking about climate change, sustainability and Asia – isn’t that like talking about, well, everything? Where do I start?

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addicted to plastics

Plastics: are we addicted?

Are we addicted to plastics?

Looking across the table at lunch today, I noticed depressingly that pretty much everything we had on the table was packaged in plastics. It amazes me often how hard it is to use less of this in daily life. And clearly today was a very bad day for Plastic Free Tuesday.

The Netherlands online in China

Today is also the day that a new online platform was launched in China, Helanonline.cn, which brings news and developments from the Netherlands to China. The platform focuses specifically on innovation, sustainability and CSR.
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