Sustainability and Plastics Committee: The Importance of ESG for the Private Sector
The world has seen significant changes from climate change, pandemic, social justice movement, and more. At the same time, corporations are experiencing rising expectations from stakeholders, including governments, shareholders, investors, and corporate peers. Shareholders and investors are taking a closer look at companies’ ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) strategies and track records. There is also an increasing number of customers asking suppliers to commit to making their products in a sustainable way and governments around the world are instituting regulations and policies designed to address and mitigate the world’s critical challenges.
In this session, we are honored to have Jim Falteisek, 3M Asia Corporate Affairs Senior Vice President and 3M Korea Managing Director, to talk about the Importance of ESG for the Private Sector. He will also share with us how we, as part of the private sector, can incorporate ESG in our new way of doing business.
Jim Falteisek is 3M’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs in Asia and Managing Director of 3M Korea. He currently serves as Vice Chair and Board of Directors, and Co-Chair of the Sustainability Committee of AMCHAM Korea. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the US-ASEAN Business Council.
Jim leads the execution of many corporate priorities in Asia, including government affairs, ethics and compliance, and ESG efforts. He also actively leads Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives at 3M.
Prior to his appointment at 3M Asia, he held various senior leadership roles in R&D, sales, marketing, and business management. Through his abundant global experience in many different roles across the company, he has become well versed in addressing multicultural, complex issues.