Climate Change is a symptom of human induced unsustainable developments. — Khairun Zabidi
Khairun Zabidi is a sustainability consultant at PwC Consulting. Before her time at PwC, she used to lobby at the UN Climate Change negotiations as part of an international youth caucus, and now she uses her experience to help other organisations future-proof their businesses in an eco-friendly manner.
At PwC, they believe that sustainability and businesses go hand-in-hand, and operations do play an important role in solving societal challenges. Through PwC, businesses learn about the carbon impact of their operations, and develop a carbon inventory strategy that will encourage growth within their organisation, while protecting the environment.
“We stepped into this trajectory with the discovery of our oil filled industrial revolution. While I don’t think we caused it on purpose, it is now up to us to try and put an end to it.”
I admire the outdoors and nature, even from a very young age. — Yasmin Rashyid
With more than two decades of experience in the field of environmentalism, and now a biologist by profession, Yamin Rasyid is the definition of an eco-warrior. As a child, her grandparents nurtured her love for the environment through outdoor activities and play. She found resonance with her childhood memories and great passion in caring for mother earth. In 2005, she established the EcoKnights to spread sustainable practices through community development.
“We want to enhance the mindsets of communities from various demographics to create awareness on fighting climate change,” she explains. “The end goal of these experiential skills is for Malaysians to develop sustainable practices, while cultivating love for our ecosystem.”