Supply Chain ’08: Clean Up or Clean Out

Friday, November 7, 2008 5:43
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While most people were watching the elections on Wednesday this week, I was at the Supply Chain ’08 conference.  By far, the Supply Chain Councils largest conference, there were over 250 attendees representing different parts of the chain.

Me.  I was representing the socially responsible clean chain practices group, and gave an updated presentation on the business case for sustainability in China (download my presentation here).

There have been some recent article on whether or not China will continue on its green path, about what the business case looks like for industry, and in short… my view is that China’s path to sustainability is not driven by policy, and business decisions will not be based on business needs…. it is about, and will continue to be able the people.

The cat has been let out of the bag, and with the media given a much longer leash, and with citizens allowed to more freely express their opinions and go for strolls, it is clear to me (and many I speak with) that the government is listening more and more to these voices than the voices of business executive.

It may be about financial returns in the US, but in China it is about clean air, water, and food.

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2 Responses to “Supply Chain ’08: Clean Up or Clean Out”

  1. puiyee says:

    November 8th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Hello There, can’t seem to download the presentation, alternatives?

    Thanks.

  2. Rich says:

    November 8th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks Puiyee.

    I have made the correction and it is working now.

    Hope all is well, and I’ll respond to your email shortly (I am traveling today).

    R