CLIMATE RESILIENCE DISCUSSION

Business and society in Southeast Asia face unprecedented risks caused by climate change. Warming temperatures, sea-level rise, saltwater intrusion, extreme weather events, and severe drought can significantly affect the private sector. Impacts to business operations, supply chains and the surrounding communities include damage or disruption to infrastructure, logistics, production, access to raw materials and employee health and safety. To prepare for the reality of climate change, businesses need to reduce their risk and build resilience, defined as the ability to anticipate, absorb, accommodate, and recover from the impacts of climate change.

 

IBCSD in partnership with BSR was holding a discussion talking on what are the effects of climate change to companies from vary sectors and how to deal with it. The IBCSD – BSR Workshop was held on 6th March 2018 at Mercantile Club Jakarta. The objective of this workshop is on how the private sector in Indonesia can reduce its risk and build resilience to climate-related impacts such as flooding, drought, and rising temperatures.

The discussion runs smoothly with active participants from private sectors. From the discussion, it’s shown that climate change affected vary sectors of companies in different ways. The participant also discussed about how to encounter the climate change effect.

"Pursuing sustainable development makes companies more competitive, more resilient and adaptable in a fast-changing world, and more prepare for the future."