Sustainability is not a journey it’s a state of mind

Ramesh Kana Chairman of the UN Global Compact for Malaysia and Brunei talks to Crescent Leaders about the underlying connection between sustainability and Shariah ethical framework.

Could you tell us a bit more about your career path thus far and your quest for freedom to put pursue sustainability first?

I grew up in a very average, middle class household – Sri Lankan Tamil descendants, born in Malaysia, and it was a different world. You wasted nothing, you recycled everything, and I don’t think it was peculiar to my culture. I think it happened all over the world. We didn’t waste, we used things, and we recycled them. Subconsciously it was a way of life, it was just how people lived.

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