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24 Jul, 2013

Experts call for Asia-based models – The Nation

Asian companies need to invent their own business models for long-term sustainability, models that address social and environmental costs, highlight brand building, and capitalise on the diversity of Asian culture, said panellists at an international conference.

New models are a must as Asia has to strengthen its resilience to global uncertainties, which are not likely to end soon as long as most global trade is denominated in US dollars, agreed participants in a panel discussion on “Asia: Sustainable Business Models” at The Nation International Conference last Friday (July 19, 2013).

“Asia is going to be a primary engine of growth, but that growth can come to a sputtering stop if our business models are not sustainable,” said Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings.

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