Industry leaders showed their commitment to developing more sustainable business practices at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit, held from 3-5 August in Brunei Darussalam.
The private sector representatives were joined by leaders in government, civil society and research in discussions on ways to slow, halt and reverse deforestation in the region.
While recognizing the challenges of change, the leaders agreed that aiming for sustainability is essential for business as well as for landscapes, which include social, economic, environmental and cultural elements. An integrated landscape approach was identified as the best way forward to conserving and restoring Asia-Pacific forests, with a strong role for the private sector in the process.
In this video: Perpetua George of Wilmar International, Aida Greenbury of Asia Pulp & Paper, Paul Tregidgo of Credit Suisse and Martijn Wilder of Baker & McKenzie give their perspectives on the sidelines of the Summit.
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