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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Business Execs Nudging World Leaders

Last Monday, 19 multinational companies, including Nike and Nokia, launched a campaign urging world leaders to agree on a climate change treaty by December when world leaders will meet in Copenhagen. The campaign is part of the Climate Savers program, led by the World Wildlife Fund.  

Climate Savers program began in 1999. By 2010 Climate Savers companies will have reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by 50 million tons. According to a press release, the companies have cut their carbon emissions “while creating competitive advantage, increasing shareholder value, and in many cases, increasing their profitability.” 

"By cutting carbon emissions by 15 percent we're experiencing positive development on net profits," Niels Petter Wright, CEO of Climate Saver member Elopak, said.

Dennis J├Ânsson, CEO Tetra Pak, said, “Call it clean. Call it green. Or simply call it jobs.” 

“Reducing your carbon footprint is not only achievable, it’s inspiring,” said Thomas Storey, President of Fairmont.

“Climate responsibility is simple - it’s just good business sense”, said Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks. 

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