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SKK GSB to Host Forum on "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth" 2024.04.23
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SKK GSB to Host Forum on "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth"

- "Exploring the Path of Carbon Reduction in Value Chains."

- Nicola Weir, Deloitte Asia Pacific Climate and Sustainability Leader, to Deliver Keynote



SKK GSB (Dean Eric Shi) will host a forum on April 24th (Wed) starting at 4:30 PM at the International Hall on the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus, under the theme "Exploring the Path of Carbon Reduction in Value Chains." Nicola Weir, Deloitte Asia Pacific's Internal Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, will deliver the keynote speech for this forum.


Since last year, SKK GSB has been hosting forums under the overarching theme of "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth," to promote the values of sustainable management, which have become a global trend. This forum marks the fifth event held under this theme.

▲ Nicola Weir, Deloitte Asia Pacific Climate and Sustainability Leader


Weir, a leader in the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) consulting field with over 20 years of experience, is recognized as an influential leader in the fields of environment, society, and business development. Currently serving as Deloitte's leader in climate and sustainability, she has developed robust ESG strategies that align with the values of each company. Based in Seoul, she has worked in various countries including the UK, Singapore, Indonesia, and Nepal.


At this forum, Weir, who brings experience and insights into carbon reduction, will lecture on how companies can reduce carbon emissions throughout their entire value chain and approach sustainability. Particularly, she plans to introduce methods of carbon emission reduction through case studies of sustainable development strategies in the fashion industry.


Weir stated, "For countries like Korea, heavily reliant on manufacturing and exports, sustainable management is a very important topic as it enhances international competitiveness." She further advised, "Korea, as a technologically advanced country, has great potential to secure a competitive advantage in today's global market transitioning to a low-carbon economy," adding, "If Korean companies adopt ESG principles as part of their business strategy, they will discover new growth opportunities." She concluded, "With the rapid increase in various forms of green finance such as green bonds, Korean companies can invest in research for environmentally friendly technologies and business models."

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