Events - 07.03.2011 - 00:00
8 March 2011. As a link between industry and consumers, trade plays a particular part as a preserver of sustainable principles. Trading companies have to satisfy consumers’ wishes for compliance with ethical tenets, as well as with ecological and social guidelines. At the same time, they have to optimise their value-creation chain according to economic criteria.
Challenges and opportunities for the industry
Reduced CO₂ emissionscaused by transport, improved production conditions and the optimisation of the use of natural raw materials are only a few examples of the challenges facing the consumer goods industry. The investments that are required for this may increase cost and margin pressure in the short term but are also beneficial to brand positioning and image in the long term.
Producing and consuming in a sustainable way
What requirements of “sustainable consumption” must be met by trade and industry, how these challenges can be tackled and what playing field politics can be expected to stake out for trade and industry in this regard will be discussed by speakers from politics, industry, trade and the service sector during the St.Gallen Forum. Speakers will include:
photo: Photocase / gernot1610
More articles from the same category
The world is undergoing change. This is evident in current international politics as well as the rapid development of artificial intelligence.…
Come to this year’s OBA and discover which profession ignites your passion. How about HSG? Prospective apprentices and students can gather information…
Farewell to HSG philosopher Dieter Thomä: Leading thinkers gather in St.Gallen to discuss the power of the past and the future of society.
You can watch the public sessions as streams and recordings via website and YouTube.
Discover our special topics