Eco-towns and sustainable lifestyles of the future

Sustainable consumption and production initiatives have historically been motivated by regulation compliance driven by environmental concerns. Now times are changing, and we are seeing innovative businesses benefit from green investments and products promoting sustainable lifestyles. Sophisticated consumer groups have increasing influence on the products available in the market. However conducive policies as well as stable and predictable investment frameworks still remain important factors in supporting business efforts. In the context of increased urbanization, this session will host a dialogue on eco-towns and the trend towards sustainable lifestyles in cities. It will also look at how companies need to adapt and what support is on offer in societies which are becoming increasingly sustainable.