New York Times’ Haili Cao on Sustainable Consumption
In one of 27 video interviews conducted with speakers and attendees at the BSR Conference 2012, Haili Cao, managing editor of the New York Times Chinese website, reflected on changes in the sustainability landscape in the past 20 years.
She discussed China's evolving attitude toward climate change, and how business' role in furthering sustainability is a crucial one—pointing out that civil society, especially in China, is limited in how much it can accomplish. Finally, she challenged the theme of the BSR Conference, "Fast Forward," and called on companies and individuals alike to "rethink" their priorities when it comes to sustainability:
"Instead of 'fast-forward,' I would advocate [that we go] slowly and have a simple life."
—Haili Cao, managing editor of the New York Times Chinese website, October 2012
To read more about Cao's perspectives, read the summary from her panel at the BSR Conference, "The Global Media Debates Sustainability: Has Everything—or Nothing—Changed?"
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November 13, 2012