Adam Werbach and Andrew Bryson from Saatch & Saatchi S recently undertook a remarkable trip to India. Over the course of their journey - intended to be a speaking tour - both realized they were learning far more than they were teaching. The end result suggests that Indian business holds many lessons for anyone concerned with tackling the challenges of sustainability in a highly populated, resource constrained world.
Valuing people, thinking systemically, working with nature and not against it; these are just a few of the lessons shared in a new report titled "An Elephant in the Room: Lessons for Corporate Sustainability from India" which was produced by Saatchi S and just recently released. As Adam says in his introduction, "I arrived in India as an expert, I left as a novice."
At Sustainable Brands 2012, I had the chance to sit down with Andrew Bryson to hear about the trip and to learn about some of the big ideas presented in the report.
Nick Aster is the founder of TriplePundit.
TriplePundit.com has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place. It was acquired in 2017 by 3BLMedia, the leading news distribution and content marketing company focused on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics.
Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He also worked for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.
Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.