Several private sector representatives have suggested recently that Jamaica depends too heavily on service industries, such as tourism. This discussion will seek to examine where business is heading. We will explore a variety of industries with a heavy focus on manufacturing. Manufacturing contributes largely to pollution from its day to day operations to the disposal of its products at the end of its useful life. What are our local manufacturers doing to reduce their carbon footprint and their impact on the environment? This discussion will seek answers and put forward solutions, while looking at good examples of operations that reflect sustainable business strategies, use renewable energy and more. Other areas to be discussed would include environmentally friendly packaging, recycling in its various forms, and assessing social and environmental standards along the entities’ supply chains. The discussion will brainstorm some viable ideas while looking at local (or regional) examples from various sectors. How can a greener business sector jumpstart the economy into a brighter future?