HKU Presidents Forum

Dr Jack Dangermond

GIS is Imperative for Sustainability

Balancing human-made systems with the natural world is our life’s work. It’s the reason why Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) was founded over a half century ago.The vision was to develop GIS software that would be useful when applied to real life problems and to solve complex problems like sustainability and climate resilience. Creating positive change is essential for sustainable economies and businesses, particularly, for human life and society. And while it is challenging, people can do it at scale – if business, government, and science can come together and see our common ground.