Sustainability forum 7 November 2012

Published on: December 5, 2012
By: IBCSD Editor
Content type: Video

IBCSD launches its vision 2050

Jakarta, November 7th 2012: The Indonesian Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) has launched its vision 2050 in Jakarta Indonesia. The announcement inaugurated by the President of IBCSD Shinta W Kamdani during the Sustainability Forum themed Business Solution for Sustainable Indonesia. The announcement attended by Coordinating Minister of Welfare of Republic of Indonesia Agung Laksono, Chairman Indonesia Climate Change Council Rakhmat Witoelar, Chairman Indonesia Chambers of Commerce (KADIN) Suryo Bambang Sulisto, President World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Peter Bakker and Chairman of IBCSD Kusnan Rahmin.

Shinta W Kamdani said that in alliance with KADIN, the IBCSD provides a professional platform for business leaders who are committed to supporting sustainable development in Indonesia. Combining advocacy and action, the IBCSD promotes business solutions to the challenges of the next decades, changing the paradigm of business through CEO leadership, responsibility and innovation.

Vision 2050 – A New Agenda for Business

Shinta W Kamdani continued that based on this, in 2010 WBCSD launched its Vision 2050 report, calling for a new agenda for business, laying out a pathway to a world in which nine billion people can live well and within the planet’s resources, by mid-century.

The need for an Indonesian Vision 2050

Kusnan Rahmin also explained that over the next 4 decades Indonesia will enter the top 10 global economies. Rapid rural development, intense competition for land and resources, infrastructural development, increasing urbanization, greater connectivity to global trade and financial markets – all present huge business opportunities. But increased prosperity and a sustainable quality of life cannot be guaranteed without far-sighted planning.

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