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Frans van Houten, Royal Philips CEO, talks about the 5-year sustainability program they launched in 2016 to embrace circularity in their business model, noting how customers and governments are increasingly having sustainability criteria when choosing vendors.
Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips, shares about pivoting the 128-year-old Dutch conglomerate away from consumer electronics toward health technology.
Sunny Verghese from Olam International explains why the company made a "conscious decision" to deprioritize the sugar business. Verghese, Nanette Medved-Po of Generation Hope and Delman Lee from TAL Group also give advice to business leaders seeking to build successful, sustainable companies.
At CNBC Managing Asia's sustainable entrepreneurship panel discussion, Nanette Medved-Po of Generation Hope talks about the creative solutions her social enterprise employed to become plastic neutral, while Sunny Verghese from Olam International as well as Delman Lee of TAL Group evaluate their supply chain traceability efforts in the agriculture and apparel industries respectively.
Chadatip Chutrakul of Siam Piwat says she and her husband, Sansiri CEO Apichart Chutrakul, try to keep their family "as happy as possible without business interference."
Chadatip Chutrakul of Siam Piwat has dedicated 15,000 square metres of Iconsiam to 'Sook Siam', an indoor floating market that brings together food and culture from 77 Thai provinces, where villagers and visitors can learn from one another.
Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO of Siam Piwat, shares how Iconsiam, the biggest mall in Thailand, was borne out of her father's vision to have a development by the Chao Phraya River that will bring "fame to the nation".
Renowned eco-architect Ken Yeang tells CNBC's Christine Tan how he designed the internationally-acclaimed National Library of Singapore with "bioclimatic" features and gardens that mimic elements of the ecosystem.
Ken Yeang, principal architect of T. R. Hamzah & Yeang, shares his innovative concepts for ecological architecture and how they can reap energy and water savings in the long run.
Roger Lee of TAL Group, discusses the collaborations the company has with organizations such as Redress in helping fashion designers and consumers to make more informed decisions that benefit the environment
Harry Lee of TAL Group continues to overlook the company's research and development efforts, including those seek to reduce its environmental footprint.
Harald Link of B.Grimm attributes the firm's resilience to being a "compassionate company" where people show affection and support for each other.
Harald Link of B.Grimm discusses efforts to tackle pollution by engaging the government and getting support from the Asian Development Bank for its its green bond.
Harald Link of B.Grimm talks about the company's co-generation plants at Amata City Chonburi Industrial Estate, which he says produce "very little" emissions as compared to the use of fossil fuels such as coal.
George Hongchoy of Link Asset Management says the concept of sustainability is a "big part" of the company's business model, though mindsets are "hard to change."
George Hongchoy of Link Asset Management says the firm is "very focused" on ensuring that its tenants are adaptable to the needs of shoppers.
George Hongchoy of Link Asset Management discusses the company's efforts to improve upon its properties.
Michael Wade, a professor at IMD Business School, discusses Procter & Gamble's history of innovation as well as the challenges faced by the consumer products giant.
Magesvaran Suranjan, president of Procter & Gamble in Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa, says the face of retail is "fast evolving" and discusses how it will likely change in the future.
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