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How brands can take the sustainability leap

The virtual webinar will begin at 3 p.m. today (23 September).

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Mumbai: Rising global temperatures and environmental degradation has left the world on the cusp of major climate change. The slow, yet discernible impact of these changes has been seen across all major sectors, leading brands to make a conscious choice to protect the environment while catering to their consumers’ needs.

A recent BBC Global News study also revealed that 80 per cent of consumers in the Asia Pacific agree that demonstrating a commitment to sustainability adds value to the brand. Consumers expect action, not empty promises, from brands on sustainability. They are becoming ever more aware of their choices and expect brands to take responsibility towards following sustainable practices.

Some of these stories will take centre stage at the virtual webinar – ‘Taking the Sustainability leap’ being organised by BBC News in collaboration with Indiantelevision.com on 23 September. The hour-long event starting at 3 p.m. will witness insightful discussions with some of the leading brands who have taken the sustainability plunge.

“Without a significant change in current consumption and production patterns, the world will face strong environmental and economic costs such as those caused by projected climate change. Therefore, there must be a change in how we satisfy our needs if we want to achieve sustainable development and maintain the Earth’s capacity to satisfy the needs of future generations which consumers are becoming increasingly aware of,” said BBC Global News, senior VP, Commercial Development – Asia Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Alistair McEwan.

The attendees will get an opportunity to hear inspiring stories from sustainability leaders across the globe, as they share case studies. This will include stories of building a fashion collection created by rescued luxury fabric, and much more. BBC will also share insights on forging an effective sustainability journey, and how brands can create a competitive advantage through innovative and sustainable marketing services.

The event will begin with introductory remarks from BBC Global News, SVP Commercial Development, Alistair McEwan. It will proceed with a panel discussion on ‘Leading with Innovation and Inspiration’ to be led by The R Collective founder and CEO Christina Dean, Climate Force founder Barney Swan, The Fabrick lab founder Elaine Yan Ling Ng, and Sophie’s BioNutrients co-founder and CEO Eugene Wang

Other key speakers at the event include Maruti Suzuki India, assistant vice president-sustainability and carbon neutrality G P Chaddha, Godrej Group, head-environmental sustainability Ram Vaidyanathan, Tata Consultancy Services, head of sustainability marketing, Preeti Gandhi, Lenovo, head of communications, Asia Pacific, Geneviene Hilton, and Honasa Consumer Pvt Ltd (MamaEarth) vice-president marketing Sambit Dash.

BBC Future Planet editor Martha Henriques will throw light on how BBC is doing its part of the sustainability of the planet. BBC Future Planet is the first major online publication launched in 2020, with a sole focus on climate change that also aims to be as close to zero carbon as possible. BBC StoryWorks APAC director Nicola Eliot will discuss how brands are partnering with the BBC to tell their sustainability stories.

To join the conversation, register: https://indiantelevision.com/events/taking-the-sustainability-leap/event-platform/registration.php

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