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Sustainable technology needs investment: Marcus Wallenberg

Sustainable technology needs investment Huge investment in sustainable technology is necessary to change the climate situation, and we must find new ways to finance it, said Marcus Wallenberg, chair of Swedish bank SEB and the G20 CEO advisory group, in his speech at the Climate Savers Business Event. Wallenberg advised that technological development was key to driving environmental change. However, ... Read More »

How companies can be innovative on climate change

Frans Johansson WWF Climate Savers

How companies can be innovative on climate change How does innovation happen? And how can companies be innovative when it comes to climate change? By connecting the dots and looking for the unexpected, according to Frans Johansson, founder of the innovation agency Medici Group, who spoke and led workshops at the Climate Savers Business Event. Johansson said businesses should bear ... Read More »

Business involvement vital for success of climate change agreement

Jacques Lapouge speaks at the WWF Climate Savers Business Event

Business involvement vital for success of climate change agreement At the December UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, 196 countries will sign a new climate change agreement. In his speech at the Climate Savers Business Event, Jacques Lapouge, the French ambassador to Sweden, explained why the business community will be crucial to the agreement’s success. Lapouge emphasized the need ... Read More »

Businesses must act now to stop rising carbon emissions

The IPCC's Jim Skea presents at the Climate Savers Buisness Event

Businesses must act now to stop rising carbon emissions Global carbon emissions are still growing instead of falling – and businesses must take immediate action to reverse this trend. That was world-renowned climate scientist and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Mitigation Group Vice Chair Jim Skea’s message as he opened the Gothenburg Climate Savers Business Event. Skea warned that ... Read More »

Taking bold climate action makes good business sense

Taking bold climate action makes good business sense Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International, had a bold message when he opened the Climate Savers Business Event with a video message: there is business opportunity in fighting climate change. Lambertini emphasized that 2015 may well be the last chance for world leaders to keep the global rise in temperature below ... Read More »

WWF: Corporate leadership is moving to match climate science

WWF: Corporate leadership is moving to match climate science; now we need governments to do their part (Gothenburg, Sweden, 7 May, 2015): WWF’s flag ship business programme Climate Savers is marking 15 years of corporate leadership in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by introducing a new measuring standard, reflecting the global shift in the role of business in fighting climate ... Read More »

Sofidel broadens its agreement with WWF Climate Savers

Sofidel enhances its commitment to the environment by broadening its agreement with WWF’s Climate Savers programme Sofidel has new targets for 2020 defined with WWF Climate Savers. In addition to reducing specific direct emissions, the Group also identified objectives concerning indirect emissions, increased use of renewable energy and new awareness activities Sofidel Group (known in Italy mainly for its Regina ... Read More »

Climate change requires new and responsible leadership

Climate change requires new and responsible leadership As representatives of industry, business and WWF’s global Climate Savers program, we are prepared to pursue the development of a climate-friendly economy. New business and investment models are needed to reduce climate impact. Each day, companies and other stakeholders around the world take clear steps in the right direction. Leadership today is about ... Read More »

WWF Climate Savers Business Event

WWF Climate Savers Business Event In May 2015, together with Volvo and SKF, Climate Savers hosted its annual business event. The theme of the event was Driving Ambitious Corporate Action, and the first day of the event (5 May) was open to all, followed by two days of closed workshops for WWF Climate Savers partner companies. The event focused on ... Read More »

UNESCO Business and Climate Summit

UNESCO Business and Climate Summit For the first time, major business networks have joined forces for a 2-days meeting, 200 days before COP 21: the Business & Climate Summit. Business is ready to play its role in meeting the climate challenge. There is a growing recognition within the business community that a low-carbon path is compatible with economic growth and ... Read More »

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