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Thought-provoking Think & Drink with Philippe Joubert

“In a world where we are living beyond our means, Business as usual (considering nature as unlimited and free) is dead. There will be winners and losers, as there is no business in a world in shambles.”

Full house at our thought-provoking Think & Drink with Philippe Joubert on Monday, September 16th.

This was not another talk on sustainability but rather about the fundamental change that needs to happen at Board level for businesses to survive.

To be economically smart, socially acceptable and legally safe, Boards need to build sustainability into the heart of business strategies. Philippe Joubert shared multiple intriguing business cases showing that long-term growth is only possible by valuing natural capital in our business model and acknowledging climate change and its risk.

We are happy that Philippe shares key extracts from his presentation within our Skills Factory. Let us know if you want to explore this topic further.

Philippe said “We need to go back to the purpose of business”. We hope we served the purpose with this event.

Looking forward to our next “Think & Drink” where our mission to improve the world of work for everyone expresses itself best.

Our speaker

Philippe Joubert is Founder and CEO of Earth on Board, an ecosystem of sustainability actors dedicated to informing and helping Boards to put sustainability at the centre of the company’s strategy, achieving an Earth Competent Board. The education element of the ecosystem is built and offered in partnership with Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Philippe’s other roles include Senior Advisor and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Chair of the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, and he is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership where he is a Fellow. He is also Senior Advisor for International Development at World Energy Council (WEC). He acts as an advisor to the CEOs of several major global companies on sustainable development and sits on various boards and advisory boards as a Non-Executive Director. Previously, Joubert was President of Alstom Power and Deputy-CEO of Alstom Group.

Philippe’s leadership and opinions are regularly covered in mainstream, business and industry media; including the Economist, South China Morning Post, Huffington Post, Nikkei, L’Express, CNBC, VICE Impact, De Standaard, BusinessGreen, edie and EcoBusiness.

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