Stewardship Commons 2021
Stewardship Commons is a by-invitation only platform that convenes business leaders for an interactive exchange on the role of stewards in safeguarding our global commons. The life on Earth that we desire for today and tomorrow fundamentally depends on clean air and water, biodiversity, healthy land and oceans, and a stable climate. How do we influence decision-making and encourage the positive transformation of business systems to ensure a planet where we can all thrive?
Alongside such pressing challenges is the significant mismatch between the economic language which drives public and private action, and the finite realities that enable sustainable growth. A lack of consciousness and capacity often lead key decision-makers to prioritise short-term profit maximization at the expense of long-term value creation. More than ever, the world needs steward leadership to drive impactful behavioural change for sustainable business transformation.
Stewardship Commons is held in partnership with Temasek's Ecosperity Week. Find out more.
Highlights from Stewardship Commons 2021
Our life on Earth fundamentally depends on the health of our Global Commons. During this year's Stewardship Commons, held in partnership with Temasek's Ecosperity Week, we explored how businesses can further transform themselves to better protect the Global Commons and create a collective better future for all. It was an insightful event and we look forward to the next iteration of the Stewardship Commons next year.
We are once again thankful to Prof Naoko Ishii (Director, Center of Global Commons & Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo), Mr Bey Soo Khiang (Vice-Chairman, RGE Group & Chairman, APRIL Group), Ms Fay Choo (Asia Cocoa Director, Mars Incorporated and Dr Richard Jeo (Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific Field Division, Conservation International) for making the event a success.
Making Your Stewardship Future a Reality
Pressing challenges face our world today. More than ever, we need steward leadership to drive impactful behavioural change for sustainable business transformation. SAC CEO Mr Rajeev Peshawaria shares how knowing one’s Stewardship values and purpose is crucial for effective sustainability governance and leadership during the Stewardship Commons 2021 event, held in partnership with Temasek's Ecosperity Week.
Highlights from Stewardship Commons 2019 [VIDEO/TEXT]
As part of Temasek Ecosperity Week 2019, Stewardship Asia Centre and the Global Commons Alliance co-hosted the inaugural Stewardship Commons 2019, with the aim of bringing together experts and a network of committed organisations across Asia, to discuss, ideate and commit to action towards developing best practices and standards to reverse negative trends in climate, biodiversity, oceans and other Earth ecosystems.
You can also view snapshots of the session here.
Stewardship Commons 2019 Insights Report
Key sharing and discussion from the session were distilled into the 'Stewardship Commons 2019 Insights' report to complement the conversation on how companies can act on their obligation to steward our global commons. The report discusses why urgent action is required; proposes what responsible business ideas that use social, natural and financial capital to enhance wealth and economic progress could look like; and finally, offers the “how” in three basic steps companies can follow to develop their sustainability strategy and ultimately help preserve natural capital. Read the report here.