Climate change – does business get it?

January 30, 2009

Climate change — and the need for governments to reach a deal in Copenhagen on limiting climate-changing emissions — has been one of the central themes of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.

And despite concerns that the economic crisis could push climate change down the agenda, businesses are salivating at the opportunities offered by going green.

Previously sceptical politicians and NGOs welcome business’s enthusiasm.

“Quite a lot of business has got it, and really understands that this has got to happen and are talking about really innovative things,” Barbara Stocking, CEO of Oxfam.

“If they’re that almost enthusiastic about making the changes then that makes me feel rather better than I did,” she told Reuters.

What do you think? Does business get it?


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Business will only ‘get it’ if there’s profit in it.

Posted by Toyah Smartt | Report as abusive

Government should act and support businesses to keep this issue in their minds always, regardless of economic crisis.

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