What to Expect at Rio+20
Three viewpoints focusing on key issues for the UN conference
The world is looking ahead to Rio+20, formally known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. A wide array of themes and issues is up for discussion by a kaleidoscope of stakeholders at the conference, as well as various business meetings and side events surrounding the conference. This whitepaper offers three viewpoints to put the event in perspective and home in on key issues. David Pearson, Global Leader of Sustainability & Climate Change Services with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, puts Rio+20 in a historical context by reflecting on how the discourse on sustainability has progressed since the Rio summit of 1992. Peter Castellas, Director of Cleantech, Sustainability, and Climate Change with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Australia, comments on how governments and financial institutions might define the private sector's role in funding sustainable development. And William Sarni, Director and Practice Leader for Enterprise Water Strategy with Deloitte Consulting LLP in the United States, describes the opportunity that Rio+20 provides for businesses and other stakeholders to forge collaborative approaches to water stewardship. Download the paper to read their viewpoints in full.