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Karan Jerath: a master for responsible production and consumption.

Chapter 04

The power of centennials

Open sky mining is one of the most polemic practices.

Karan Jerath, a recognized centennial for its contributions from engineerings to sustainability, sits down in front of Jaime Ángel, Corona’s president, who tries to convince him that not everyone who exploits natural resourses is an environmental predator. Sebastián Yatra, hosts this chapter and announces the arrive of the zero hour. Open sky mining is one of the most polemic practices. Karan Jerath, a recognized centennial for its contributions from engineerings to sustainability, sits down in front of Jaime Ángel, Corona’s president, who tries to convince him that not everyone who exploits natural resources is an environmental predator. Sebastián Yatra, hosts this chapter and announces the arrival of the zero hour.

Jaime Ángel

President of Corona

Karan Jerath

ONU leader to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Karan Jerath

ONU leader to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Karan Jerath (Mumbai, 1996) is convinced by the idea that getting out of the comfort zone is the key to bring a change.

In 2010, one of the most catastrophic oil spills in history, impacted his life forever. He used to live just one hour far from that chaos and the stain spreading in the sea, over the Gulf of Mexico seemed to be out of control, despite the engineer’s efforts.

Creó un dispositivo que limpia los derrames de petróleo

Karan got down to work. He subscribed to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (world's largest international pre-college science competition) and after he assumed the challenge of working for a perdurable cause, at his 17 years old, he achieved his first invention: a device that located at the top of a spill, splits water from oil and gas, cleaning the oceans and opening the possibility to safe sea life

Forbes magazine recognized him as one of the 30 under 30 highlighted on the energy category, and was chosen by the United Nations, as one of the seventeen youngest leaders who work for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, objectives for which he struggles, putting pressure to knock down barriers and achieve sustainable development.

Jaime Ángel

President of Corona

He fights tooth and nails for sustainable development.

As a production engineer with postgraduate studies in systems at Eafit College and management studies specialist at Harvard, Jaime Ángel has become the symbol of compromise an innovation of the company where he has spent 35 years of his life: Corona.

Since he was an intern, until now, as Corona Industrial’s president –an affiliated company of the group that manufactures and distributes remodeling and construction products–, Angel has put his eye on the future.

Piensa que la explotación puede hacerse responsablemnte

He is convinced that it’s possible to exploit natural resources in a sustainable way with smart, careful and respectful practices. Accompanied by a team that works to reduce the environmental impact, now a days Corona is a competitive company that generates more than 9 thousand jobs, and has 20 headquarters in counties such as Colombia, USA, Mexico, etc.

Corona continues to exploit raw materials at open sky mines. However, as 138 years of history are not a small deal, today, old mines have become fertile crops as a result of productive cycle and efficient operations where experience and innovation get together.

Do it yourself

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A company that takes raw material from nature to transform it and then ignores its final disposition has to reinvent itself and seek new business models to promote waste minimization and reuse techniques. All of us are include in the chain of responsible production and consumption, because it’s the best way to guarantee a better future. On this video, you can follow three steps to join the era of the circular economy..

What is the importance of the sustainable consumption? When you ask yourself if it’s really necessary that t-shirt that you’re about to buy, and you remember those 2.700 liters of water that were wasted on its fabrication, you change and stop being a regular consumer. Here, you will get more explanation.

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