PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is urging businessmen to incorporate sustainability into their business plans.

He made this comment at the 2017 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Saturday night.

Mr Bainimarama said the government’s ambition was to create an economy that was not only viable but also environmentally sustainable.

“My Government’s ambition is to create an economy that is not only viable in the medium and long term, but also environmentally sustainable and socially responsible,” said Mr Bainimarama.

“Tonight, I urge all of you to incorporate sustainability into your business plans.

“It is imperative that we realize the importance of a sustainable and green economy.”

He said in order to preserve the interests of Fiji’s economy and the future generation there must be a balance between development and sustainability.

“For the future of Fiji’s economy and the future of our children, we must strike a balance between development and sustainability,” he said.

He further added that adopting a sustainable business model would help businesses adopt to innovations while serving the country.

“By adopting a sustainable business model, you will not only serve Fiji, and invest in our future, but you will also be helping your businesses to adopt innovation, new technology and be more prepared and resilient in an ever-changing global environment and more extreme climate,” he added.

“And by embracing a commitment to sustainability, you will help to build on the momentum that we are seeing out of our pre-COP.”

Source: The Fiji Times
Date : October 23rd, 2017

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