In the last few months, 15.6 million acres have burned in one of Australia’s worst wildfires on record. The destructive impact on the environment and animal life is hard to fathom. An estimated 1 billion animals have been lost in what might translate into long-term, permanent damage to our planet’s biodiversity.
In the images of cyclists feeding water to burnt and thirsty koalas, there is something heart-warming that comes about. It’s the way people step up to help. It’s a reminder that humanity is alive, and that meaningful happiness is found in helping others.
Time and again, nature reminds us that nothing can stand in front of its fury. When it comes to business, it’s prudent to think of worst-case scenarios and have a crisis management plan ready. It may not be absolute. But it can save a lot of trouble as every decision during a crisis can have a huge impact on stakeholder value
We are witnessing undeniable and unpredictable weather events due to climate change. It is a grave global challenge and each one of us needs to ask ourselves, are we taking it seriously? Each one of us needs to become active in saving our environment from further degradation. It is now beyond urgent. And businesses should take care of the environmental ecosystem so that we leave behind a cleaner planet to our future generations.
Have you been reflecting on something in particular?