In a new post today on the Huffington Post’s Blog Hub, I make the case to global businesses on the need to scale up solutions to help address the most urgent climate change challenges.
Along with the WBCSD’s senior management team, I am at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos this week, to engage in several high-profile events aimed at building engagement on sustainable development-- especially in the area of climate change-- among the world’s top business leaders. Read more on the WBCSD’s activities at the WEF this week in Davos.
In the Huffington Post blog, I write: “Some people might question whether WEF is the right forum for a discussion on climate change. They might ask what business people know, or indeed care, about environmental issues. They might contend that at a time when the world is pulling itself out of one of the worst global recessions in modern days, we should be talking about jobs and the economy at Davos, not the environment.
I couldn't disagree more.
Yes, we need to talk about jobs and growth and inequality, but businesses can't afford to ignore climate change any longer. Business holds many of the technologies and solutions that can create the transformation the world needs. And the business case to do so is strong. Business must now scale up the implementation of these solutions.”