Eurasia Group | Sustainability Leaders Council

Sustainability Leaders Council

A partnership between Eurasia Group, GZERO Media, and Suntory Holdings Ltd.

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Launched in 2021 ahead of the COP26 summit, the Sustainability Leaders Council (SLC) aims to catalyze action toward sustainability goals and create an action-oriented agenda for governments and the private sector. More specifically, the SLC focuses on the Asian perspective on sustainability trends, considering how the region can play a leading role in guiding global policy, fostering collaboration, and socializing best practices.

As a partnership between Eurasia Group, GZERO Media, Suntory Holdings Ltd., and several leading private sector and multilateral organizations, the Council has set an ambitious objective to help foster more resilient societies, reduce waste and pollution, and build a more sustainable world.


  • Eurasia Group 
  • Suntory Holdings Ltd. 
  • Indorama Ventures 
  • The Japan Bank for International Cooperation 
  • Fubon Financial 
  • Taiwan Mobile 
  • Sumitomo Corp 
  • Unison Capital 
Supporting Organizations
  • Asia Business Council 
  • International Council on Mining and Metals 
Read the Reports

Addressing Nature Loss in Asia

Addressing the Triple Water-Nature-Climate Crisis in Asia
28 March 2024 
The triple water, nature, and climate crisis poses significant business and geopolitical concerns. 
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Addressing Nature Loss in Asia

Addressing Nature Loss in Asia
25 January 2023 
Ecosystems are being destroyed at a scale never seen before, with scientists arguing that the sixth mass extinction may already be well underway. 
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Addressing Nature Loss in Asia

Unlocking Sustainable Plastics in Asia
14 October 2021 
Now is the time for real action, both individual and collective, to unleash the potential for a sustainable plastics economy in Asia and the world. 
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Watch the Livestreams

High and Dry: Tackling Global Water Stress 
November 29, 2023 
By 2025, water scarcity is expected to affect around two-thirds of the world's population, and a similar proportion of companies will encounter significant water-related risks throughout their operations. We gathered experts to discuss practical solutions to global water scarcity across various regions and industries.
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Time for nature: Turning biodiversity risk into opportunity 
December 14, 2022 
On the heels of the ongoing COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Canada, we gathered experts from the public and private sectors to discuss the gravity of the problem and, more importantly, how to fix it. 
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Protecting the Planet: Asia's Risk and Responsibility 
October 22, 2021 
Asia has unique climate risks but also many opportunities for solutions, and whatever happens at COP26, Asian countries led by China and India are primed to lead the world in the struggle to make the planet greener before it's too late. 
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Plastics: Unlocking Sustainable Solutions 
October 23, 2021 
What can we do to dramatically cut down on single-use plastics, and figure out how to recycle all others? Who's most responsible for all of this, and what's the outlook for the future? Our expert guests weighed in. 
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Navigating the converging crises of water scarcity, biodiversity loss, and climate change 
Water scarcity is set to become the new normal. Coordinated efforts from both public and private sector actors are needed to tackle multiple environmental crises simultaneously. 
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Can private companies lead the way on climate action? 
As sustainable investing moves from being a nice idea to a necessary move, what does it mean for your bottom line? 
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COP15 seals “30 by 30” deal on protecting biodiversity 
“Biodiversity and climate are deeply intertwined. It will actually not be possible to solve one crisis without addressing the other,” 
- Ko Barrett, vice chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and senior adviser for climate at NOAA 
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Can sustainable investing save our planet? 
As the world recovers from the greatest crisis of our lifetimes, sustainable investing is a bigger discussion than ever. What does it mean, and how does it not only help the environment and societies but also build your bottom line? 
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Indigenous People: True Guardians of Land & Oceans  
"We cannot sustain and protect this biodiversity if we do not recognize and respect the rights of indigenous peoples to their land tenure.” 
- Hindou Ibrahim, co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change 
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Why biodiversity loss matters to governments and investors 
The twin problem of climate change AND biodiversity loss are a serious threat to not just governments, but also investors. 
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The fight against plastic pollution: How one company is working to protect the world's water supply 
Billions of people suffer from water scarcity around the world, and plastic pollution in major waterways threatens to exacerbate that crisis. 
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How we avoid irreversible damage & "total disaster" 
The UN's blueprint for making the world a better place is on life support. The pandemic wiped out years of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and right now there's no way they'll be met by 2030. On the GZERO World podcast, Ian speaks with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the United Nations headquarters just ahead of this year's General Assembly. 
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"We are destroying our planet and we are not paying attention," says UN chief António Guterres  
“Russia may be at war with Ukraine, but we're at war with the planet, and the planet is striking back” 
- António Guterres, UN Secretary-General  
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