Manila, the Philippines - 24 March 2014. Young leaders of the Business Management Society of De La Salle University in Manila, the Philippines, explored how to kindle and sustain their leadership. The workshop was led by Coach Wouter of TransformationFirst.Asia. The young leaders discussed how to embark on the three strides of transformation (aspire, expand, and influence) and expand their worldview and situational awareness through challenging assignments.
They also recognized the need for better leadership in the face of unprecedented challenges to sustainability. For example, in 2013 more than two-third of the companies registered with the CEO Water Mandate reported exposure to water-related disasters that can substantively affect their business, underlining the strong business case for better water and environmental management (Orr, S., WWF. 2013). The workshop wrapped up with an invitation for leaders of the Business Management Society to join the Young Environmental Leaders Program that was launched in February 2014.