CONSUMPTIONOMICS - Asia's role in reshaping capitalism and saving the planet
March 22, 2011, 6:30-8:30pm The Hong Kong Bankers Club
Pacific Basin Economic Council is pleased to invite you to the launch of a ground-breaking book by Chandran Nair called Consumptionomics (Asia/USA). The event will take the format of a cocktail reception and presents an opportunity to hear the author's insights into what the future might hold for business in Asia
Consumptionomics is the first book of its kind offering an Asian perspective and sets out a new conceptual framework for both governments and business in Asia. The conventional wisdom of supply and demand frameworks need to be radically overhauled to include the true cost of externalities. Chandran will challenge business leaders, politicians and academics to address Asia's dilemma; the relentless promotion of a consumption-led economic growth model in the world's most populous region, at a time when resource constraints are too obvious to deny.
About the author
Chandran Nair is the founder of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent social venture think tank dedicated to advancing an understanding of the impacts of globalisation. Chandran was chairman of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) in Asia Pacific until 2004, establishing the company as Asia's leading environmental consultancy. In addition to his work for GIFT and ERM, Chandran continues to provide strategic management advice and coaching to business leaders. Chandran Nair is also the Chairman of Avantage Ventures which is a boutique social investment and advisory firm, based in Hong Kong and Beijing.
Recent reviews, features and interviews include
BBC World Service Chandran Nair with Peter Day: Non Consuming Passion
Bloomberg Jan 2011
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