Ethical Supply Chain Summit Asia: Eric Stryson comments on stakeholder engagement initiatives

Eric Stryson, GIFT’s newest member of the Hong Kong team and Programme Manager of the YLP, delivered comments at the Ethical Supply Chain Summit Asia 2008 on October 30th. The panel discussion focused on evaluating stakeholder engagement initiatives and the process of global companies working with NGO’s in order to improve supply chain management.

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The new world: shifting from American exceptionalism

On June 16th 2008, Chandran Nair, founder and chief executive of GIFT, was invited to speak at the Push Institute’s annual futures conference in Minneapolis, USA. The conference brought together participants from the highest ranks of business, public policy, arts and science to discuss and debate the impact of global issues on local concerns. Mr. Nair was invited to speak on the economic forces shaping and polarizing the global economy and its implications for business and decision makers. Given the current emphasis on the US Presidential Campaign, Mr. Nair also shared his views on the challenges facing the next US President.

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Intellectual honesty is good for business

GIFT founder and chief executive, Chandran Nair was invited to be the opening panelist speaker at The Economist Conference on “Just good business: The ROI of Sustainability” held on 6th June 2008 in Hong Kong. Looking to further the debate on progress in sustainability, the conference brought together a group of high-level senior business executives and commentators who discussed a set of topics ranging from measuring sustainability strategies to whether growth and sustainability are compatible.

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Building a sustainable future: The reality and the hype

GIFT founder and chief executive, Chandran Nair was invited to be a keynote speaker at the ULI Global Real Estate Conference in Abu Dhabi on 13 February 2008 to address key long-term sustainability issues for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, with a particular emphasis on Abu Dhabi. The forum brought together international experts in sustainable development and key regional leaders and decision makers to explore how global best practices and lessons learned can be applied locally.

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Meeting Asia's challenges

On January 30, 2008, Chandran Nair, founder and chief executive of GIFT was invited to speak at AECOM’s annual Planning Council on key environmental and sustainability issues impacting Asia’s economies, with a particular focus on China and India. In attendance were AECOM’s top management and engineer designers, including the company’s President and CEO, John Dionisio.

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