David Bent to give keynote at ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards’

2017-11-10 12:18:36

David Bent, world-leading advisor on sustainable business based in the UK, specialist member of Good Karma Consultants, will deliver the keynote address at the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’ of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, which will be held on the 28th November at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.

During his speech, Bent is expected to share his insights on how companies can succeed in our increasingly sustainability-challenged times

“We are in a time of profound change. Transformation is inevitable. Countries are developing. People have more options as workers, customers and citizens. Globalisation and technological innovation are driving relentless creative destruction. And either we will be forced to adapt to dangerous climate change, or we will transform our economies to avoid it,” said David.

David will share his experiences of working with world-leading companies, who are benefiting from acting now, how they got started and how they spotted the next investment to profit from sustainability. He will also speak about the leading edge of innovation in business, finance and policy around the world.

“There will be winners and losers. The best way to predict the future - and win - is to invent it. You have the choice to innovate so you thrive, and Sri Lanka succeeds, in a sustainable world,” added David.

While in Sri Lanka David will also be conducting a full day workshop for Chamber members, together with individual workshops for specific corporates who are interested in developing a sustainability focused business model, and taking a leadership role in their industries. For more information or to schedule a session with David, you can contact Good Karma at or the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce on 

“We are delighted to import the expertise of David to Sri Lanka at a time when the country is gearing to be future ready for the 2025 vision of sustainable development”, said Sandya Salgado and Yamindra Watson Perera, partners of Good Karma, who are closely working with the Chamber to make the workshop for the chosen industries relevant and impactful. 


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