Press Conference

Dear media representatives,

Our economic system requires a radical shift towards a green economy. Now!

That at any rate is the opinion of former Deutsche Bank manager Pavan Sukhdev  (Manager Magazin - Green Economy - Feuer und Preis), and is one that finds a receptive audience amongst both conservationists and senior managers. His "Corporation 2020" campaign (http://corp2020.com), which is being coordinated by Yale University and demands a revolutionary new approach from companies, is also the title of his new book, which he will present in Germany for the first time during SusCon (Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World).

The organisers of SusCon 2012 would like to offer you the unique opportunity to discuss with Sukhdev and other renowned international experts the challenge that a green economy poses and the solutions that are already in place.

We warmly invite you to this English-language press conference at SusCon with:


Dr. Auma Obama – founder of the Sauti Kuu Foundation (www.sautikuufoundation.org) and author, Kenya:
“The Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro demonstrated the extremely close relationship between poverty, environmental protection and the economy. The green economy is our chance to integrate both ecological as well as social components into a sustainable economic concept. We must draw the so-called poor people into the productive processes.”


Helmy Abouleish – Managing Director of the SEKEM Group (www.sekem.com)
“SEKEM shows how sustainable agriculture offers unique opportunities for an inclusive and green economy, at the same time tackling global challenges from climate change to food security. Practical experience and academic reports back the organic and sustainable way of agriculture for the 9 billion – let’s put that to action!”


Pavan Sukhdev – former Deutsche Bank manager, study leader of the TEEB project and founder of “Corporation 2020”
“Today's corporation is anachronistic. It has evolved very little in the last 100 years. A new corporation --- Corporation 2020 --- is desperately needed.”



Moderation
Fritz Lietsch (publisher of the magazine “forum CSR International”)


Location
World Conference Center in Bonn, “Glasrondell” suite next to the restaurant.

Date
November 27, 2012, 13:10 – 14:00

Please send an email to Annette Diedrich to register for the press conference. Please also specify whether and on which days you will be visiting SusCon.

Feel free to get in touch with the press contact Anna Gauto (phone: +49 (0) 89 74 66 11 23) if you have any questions and / or would like to arrange an interview.

We look forward to receiving your registration no later than November 14th.

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