January 29, 2019
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Can Companies Do Well and Do Good?

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Against a backdrop of rising global concerns, from growing populations to climate change, companies are increasingly aiming to grow without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Many investors around the world are also making impact investments to unleash capital for good – to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.

This issue of corporate sustainability was discussed at a company visit to Temasek on 9 November 2018, on the sidelines of the INSEAD Alumni Forum Asia 2018. At the forum, some 40 INSEAD alumni joined Temasek, local startup Sustenir Agriculture and ST Engineering’s innovation laboratory Innosparks to exchange views on how businesses can be a force for good.

At the heart of the conversation was: Can companies do good and do well at the same time?

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