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[27 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 4,134 views]
Insider Report: Microsoft and Climate Change

Luca Nizzola, Citizenship Coordinator at Microsoft Europe and AIESEC alumnus writes a special report for G-1 Billion on his experience of corporate efforts on climate change. Luca coordinated Microsoft’s involvement of 20 senior executives and directors at COP15, giving him insight into the conference and the company’s approach towards it.

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[23 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 3,435 views]
Companies’ contribution for the new economy

Many companies and corporate associations are actively participating of the UNFCCC, even though business is not the conference focus. I’ve been meeting various corporate observers paying attention to the trends shown at COP and have seen existing business practices that are already contributing to a more sustainable future – even though there’s still a lot of work to be done!

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[20 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,592 views]
Now What?

For many people, they may now be wondering what all the Copenhagen fuss was about. The politicians gave us plenty of words but were completely lacking in action. As the Greenpeace slogan says ‘Politicians Talk – Leaders Act’.

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[18 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 2,632 views]
Will a carbon market lead to failure just like financial markets?

At the Klimaforum a few days ago, a session commented on the many false solutions currently being discussed. A major false solution, coming from the Friends of the Earth group in Chile, was carbon markets. This was extremely curious to me, as business has been overwhelmingly unified in its desire for monetizing carbon.

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[17 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,553 views]
Survival Academy promotes integration of sustainability into business

Santander Banking Group shares sustainability business practices at Survival Academy’s parallel agenda and encounters convergences and complementary skills.

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[17 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,284 views]
A new website idea + the Copenhagen snow.

Maybe this idea already exists, maybe I will one day get an award for the idea, maybe it just won’t fly. But what is clear is that selfishness and greed must become a thing of the past. We need to share ideas and solutions and work fast to minimise the effects of the current emergency.

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[16 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 3,155 views]
The Angry Mermaid Award winner is….

Laughter, cheers and boos were potent in response to a series of jokes and mockery made by the moderator about the worst corporate lobbyists sabotage against effective climate action – were the subject of scrutiny and exposure at this crowded event which saw speakers such as activist and author Naomi Klein and Nnimmo Bassey, TIME magazine’s Heros of the Environment 2009 who was interviewed by G-1 Billion. Click to read more…

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[16 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,880 views]
Shut Out the Voices, Get Lost in the Solutions

For those who have been following mainstream news would probably be aware that thousands of people have been arrested and detained…We could try, but have to try very hard, to understand when a percentage of non-governmental organisations and observers not directly engaged in the negotiations have to make way as the COP15 roll the red carpet for high-level and head of states if “building capacity” and security is their key concern…This is the critical make or break moment, as many have said – the deal could only be sealed successfully if all voices are heard

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[16 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,009 views]
Energy industry is hesitant to invest in green R&D

A survey about the energy mix and responsiveness of 200 firms (so far) in the energy industry across 7 countries was conducted, and its results were presented in a side event last week. It studied where investments and capital expenditure from energy companies were going, and revealed a reactive approach from the industry.

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[15 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 3,337 views]
Energy firms do not respond to government climate change policy

A survey about the energy mix and responsiveness of 200 firms (so far) in the energy industry across 7 countries was conducted, and its results were presented in a side event last week. It studied how climate policy influenced energy companies and revealed a reactive approach from the industry.