Global business and the dawn of a new energy reality
The need to transform the Global Economy towards a more sustainable future is a given to most but who should be driving that change is a hot topic. Many believe that governments have failed to deliver the leadership required, resulting in confusing legislation and a lack of coherent policy. This has led to a call for businesses to lead the way.
In this special research report the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services asks some of the world’s most senior business leaders for their views on how business can help push the global economy to a lower carbon future? Do business leaders believe they are innovating enough? What are the barriers they face to developing and utilising new energy technologies within their corporations?
The survey findings uncover a complex relationship among individuals, corporations & energy.
Ken Hickson, Chairman and CEO - Sustain Ability Showcase Asia, participated in the 2012 Singapore brainstorm event and gives his thoughts on the topics discussed.
Dr. Gal Luft, Co-Director - Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, looks at the choices for diversifying Asia's fuel usage.
It is common knowledge that shale gas, or fracking, has transformed the energy landscape in America. The widespread rollout of fracking has lowered natural gas prices and given the US an abundant supply. So much so that it is now exporting excess supplies to other countries. But in Europe, where a safety first approach has been adopted, progress has been slow and hindered by environmental concerns. As Europe ponders whether to embrace shale gas let’s take a look at the American story as it offers plenty of food for thought for policy makers and environmentalists.
Christophe Frei provides his view on Europe’s energy future.
Nithi Neseadurai, President - Environmental Protection Society Malayasia, gives his thoughts on the Kuala Lumpur Brainstorm event.