HEC Paris Professeur Sam Aflaki “To be sustainable you need a vision”

In this video, Sam Aflaki explains some basic ideas to understand the main areas of sustainability from an operational point of view, specifically from a 'Triple P’ (People, Planet, Profit) perspective on sustainability. He explains how operations management can take into account sustainability issues, explaining some trends in the field,  and giving us examples from various industries, including agri-food and retailing. He highlights the idea that in all industries there are risks and opportunities for managers associated with sustainability issues.

Lastly, Sam Aflaki shares his view on what he has learned from his experience with various types of organisations, including the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the Tanzanian NGO African Solar Rise. “To be sustainable you need a vision” he says, “a vision that constantly puts effort to align sustainability  issues with long term goals of the organizations”.

In this video, Sam Aflaki explains some basic ideas to understand the main areas of sustainability from an operational point of view, specifically from a 'Triple P’ (People, Planet, Profit) perspective on sustainability. He explains how operations management can take into account sustainability issues, explaining some trends in the field,  and giving us examples from various industries, including agri-food and retailing. He highlights the idea that in all industries there are risks and opportunities for managers associated with sustainability issues.
Lastly, Sam Aflaki shares his view on what he has learned from his experience with various types of organisations, including the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the Tanzanian NGO African Solar Rise. “To be sustainable you need a vision” he says, “a vision that constantly puts effort to align sustainability  issues with long term goals of the organizations”.