Event Details

Over the past quarter-century, global manufacturing was transformed by the emergence of highly sophisticated supply chains, through which firms could efficiently produce and procure all sorts of goods at low cost and enormous scale. Yet, the need to meet ESG targets have led logistics companies to reconsider some of their business practices, especially as investor portfolios increasingly shift toward greener - and more popular - options. Pressure is also growing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in the supply chain apparatus, to comply with ESG demands from their customers. Yet, some SMEs are not as well equipped to shift towards greater sustainability as their multinational partners are, which risks efficiency costs and further supply chain disruptions.

On this event we look at the current state and future prospects for logistics companies, as pressure for improved performance related to ESG issues mounts. Especially in trans-country and trans-regional trade, some of the ESG principles present particularly cumbersome challenges for business leaders, as alternatives as scant. Supply chains are under increased scrutiny, and are rapidly changing under pressure from the proliferation of strategies (e.g. China+1), nearshoring and increased regionalisation. Yet, some economists argue that this type of measure might render supply chains even more vulnerable to disruptive shocks.

This session is part of our new programme, CSCO Foresight, designed for Chief Supply Chain Officers and senior professionals with supply chain roles from companies within The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network.

Sponsored by Accenture:

Accenture's global team of experts in end-to-end digital supply chain transformation work together at speed to help companies build future-ready intelligent supply chains that create change and drive value.


8am - South Africa

10am - Dubai

11.30pm - India

2pm - China / Hong Kong / Singapore / Malaysia

3pm - Japan / South Korea

4pm - Sydney, Australia

6pm - New Zealand

Jun 22, 2022

3 PM - 4 PM (GMT+9)


  • 3 PM - 3:05 PMOpening and introduction from EICN moderator
    3:05 PM - 3:20 PMKeynote talk on the role of sustainability in post-covid supply chain trends
    3:20 PM - 3:40 PMModerated panel discussion on ESG principles in the logistics industry, business challenges & opportunities and what this development means for companies with a focus on APAC; moderated by Rodrigo, with Vivek as panelist & other panelists to be confirmed
    3:40 PM - 4 PMQ&A


  • Vivek Luthra (Managing Director, Strategy & Consulting, Growth Markets Lead for Supply Chain & Operations and AAPAC Lead for Industry X, Accenture)

    Vivek Luthra

    Managing Director, Strategy & Consulting, Growth Markets Lead for Supply Chain & Operations and AAPAC Lead for Industry X, Accenture

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  • Rodrigo González (Director - Tokyo of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Rodrigo González

    Director - Tokyo of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

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