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Barry Siskind
UFI’s Community Manager

Michael Duck is the Executive Vice President of UBM Asia, a Director of Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd, and a publisher of trade magazines. He is also the Chair of UFI’s Sustainable Development Committee and the newest addition to UFI’s growing feature – Spotlight on Leaders and Trends.

I asked Michael if the industry’s perception of the issue of sustainability has changed under his watchful eye. He said, “No doubt the industry has had to sit up and take notice, and in many cases stock listed companies have to annually report their sustainability actions. This will also be soon increased by the demands of the GRI [ Global Reporting Initiative based out of Holland and on behalf of the United Nations] that investors demand of major listed companies. The Messes in Germany are also good leaders in best practice, and many medium and smaller companies are joining in. As our former CEO David Levin used to say’’ It just makes sense’.

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