A webinar series on Sustainability for SME’s. Webinar One: “The Why and the What” – Why SMEs should care about sustainability

Over recent decades, there has been a gradual re-appreciation of on the part of society for the role of businesses. Whereas business has been perceived by many as existing purely for the pursuit of profits, there is a growing realization that profits are merely a yardstick. What they indicate is how successful a company has been in answering the expectations of stakeholders—consumers and investors, and the community, society, and environment.

There are several facets of sustainability. One aspect relates to a firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), where businesses adopt good business practices as a responsible member of the society. This includes the use of scarce natural resources in a responsible manner through redesigning, conservation, and recycling. Adopting cleaner energy policies and following fair labor practices is also beneficial to the firm and for the society. Operating responsibly has been proven to be good for a company’s bottom line, as well.

The UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute@SMU (AEI@SMU) and Sasin School of Management’s Sustainability & Entrepreneurship Centre are proud to present a series of webinars to help SMEs and growth-stage startups in Southeast Asia develop a better understanding of the sustainability challenge.
There will be a total of three webinars open to the public followed by a fourth one which is by invitation only, based on attendance at the prior three.

The upcoming webinar on Friday June 25th, 2021 at 1pm ICT/ 2pm SGT is the first in the series and will focus on the following question:

  • Why SMEs should care about sustainability and what will you be missing out on if one does not partake in realising this opportunity?

Time Jun 25, 2021 01:00 PM in Bangkok
Link https://tinyurl.com/TheWhyAndTheWhat

มิถุนายน 25 @ 13:00
13:00 — 15:00 (2h)

Online Session

Sasin School of Management’s Sustainability & Entrepreneurship Centre, UOB-SMU Asian Enterprise Institute@SMU (AEI@SMU)