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[17 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,676 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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[14 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,985 views]
Talking to GE: their take on business needing a framework

General Electric is pioneering its Ecoimagination strategy from 2005, where it took first-mover leadership in environmental solutions and products. I spoke with a couple of senior executives from GE about why business needs a framework from governments to move on climate change adaptation and mitigation products.

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[14 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,884 views]
Grundfos’ “Future Now” depends on COP-15

Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos is taking an active role in activism and political pressure on governments to make a deal at COP-15. A deal at COP-15 is core to its business advantage, which will dictate its success and growth long-term.

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[11 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,537 views]
India’s private sector hopeless in climate change, relying on government to act

Yesterday’s side event from the Asian Development Bank about “Private Sector Solutions for Asia and the Pacific” revealed that the Indian private sector is waiting for their governments to provide an environment for them to act. The event also revealed that really do not understand how climate change makes business sense.

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[10 Dec 2009 | 5 Comments | 9,752 views]
Special report on Intergenerational Equity: what does it mean and how can we achieve it?

The focus of today’s side event organised by the European Youth Forum was the concept of intergenerational equity. Four speakers with a very different background were called to address the two fundamental questions of what intergenerational equity is, and how we can concretely achieve it. This “special report” presents some personal reflections of the author on the content of this debate and aims at inviting the readers to reflect.

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[10 Dec 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,747 views]
Is business lazy with respect to climate change technologies?

Corporate representatives argued at the Road to Copenhagen 3 conference that in order for the development of climate change technologies to occur, governments should provide business with predictability, subsidies and a direction. Why should governments provide this now? When did business ever need these things in order to innovate, especially in the realm of climate change?!

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[8 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,306 views]
Sustainable by Design, urgent call to architects

I spoke with Louise Cox, President of The International Union of Architects, who told me about the important role of architects in the climate change issue. Architects influence the construction industry, who are devastating polluters of greenhouse gases. 40% of global total energy consumption comes from the construction industry. So what do the architects want to do to influence this?

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[8 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 659 views]
How Elopak quickly integrated a climate change strategy to all areas of its business

Elopak is one of Norway’s largest companies, a leader in liquid food packaging. It partnered with WWF Climate Savers very recently, in March 2009, and has already locked in environmental management practices in such a way that there’s “no turning back”. It is a great example for businesses looking to practically understand what it can do at the start of its climate change strategy.