Private sector resilience on the agenda at Rio+20 summit
Aris Papadopoulos, CEO of Titan America and chairman of UNISDR's Private Sector Advisory Group, told a meeting of around 1,000 business executives taking part in the Rio+20 summit’s four-day Corporate Sustainability Forum, that resilience planning is an essential aspect of corporate sustainability.
Mr. Papadopoulos told delegates attending the ‘A Changing World: Business as Unusual’ conference session that the conversation on sustainability has been missing one element – resilience. It is essential that all investments in businesses, infrastructure and urbanization include a focus on resiliency in order to help protect those investments from disaster risks.
Businesses will need encouragement and education in order to take the resilience agenda on board and this should be led and facilitated by public policy and public sector organizations, suggested Mr. Papadopoulos.
•Date: 26th June 2012 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC general