Economies and businesses must grow for people to prosper. But growth does not have to be at the expense of the environment, or society. Growth, sustainability, and inclusivity are not mutually exclusive—in fact they are mutually reinforcing. Globally, business has a fundamental role to play in creating a prosperous future, one that benefits society and protects the planet.
Business leaders in Asia are in a unique position to harness the region’s strengths to make sustainable, inclusive growth a reality. Asia is home to more than half the world’s internet users, and the region leads startup investments and intellectual property (IP) creation in one-third of the world’s key technologies. Furthermore, Asian consumers are more concerned about environmental and societal issues than their US or European counterparts, and are likely to support forward-thinking businesses that place sustainable growth high on the agenda.
In this video series, we ask McKinsey leaders across the region about the challenges that Asia faces, and how business can play a central role in creating a sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous future. They share their perspectives on how the business community can collaborate in finding solutions to global challenges, and how CEOs can lead their organizations to do so. Here’s what they have to say: