SusTech Talk Dec. 2021 – Understanding ESG and how to take action


SusTech 2022 is hosting talks on Sustainability leading up to the virtual conference on April 21-23, 2022.

“Understanding ESG and how to take action”

with Walter Iu of PwC Strategy&

Date: December 21, 2021
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM



Businesses from starts ups to major corporations are fundamentally questioning their purpose. As sustainability moves up the boardroom agenda, it is increasingly being integrated into corporate level strategic planning. Is profitability and shareholder return the most important goal or is it something else? ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance concerns are at the forefront of the sustainability discussion. Can profits and sustainability be balanced? How can corporations build societal trust?

In this talk we’ll discuss the current and changing ESG landscape and how to think about each element of the ESG acronym. What concerns are top of mind for leaders and what frameworks and metrics can be used to act on the challenges that lie ahead.


Walter Iu is a Senior Associate at PwC Strategy& advising clients across several industries including technology and industrial products. He has helped over a dozen Fortune 500 corporations on a variety of problems ranging from digital transformation to enterprise portfolio management.  Walter earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. He has been involved with the IEEE for over 10 years and has served in variety of volunteer roles helping students and Young Professionals in Southern California and Washington D.C.