Businesses around the world appear to be embracing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as a language with which to communicate their activities
At Schneider Electric’s Global Innovation Summit in Barcelona last week I moderated a panel with executives from Schneider, Galp, and Acciona, three companies that show how big business understands that the transition to a low carbon economy is underway and is a huge business opportunity.
While there is a view that the UN’s Climate Action Summit will produce little tangible results, there are a number of signs that make me think I that we may be at the tipping point towards a major transformation to a low carbon economy.
Greta Thunberg is a sixteen year old student who has been skipping classes on Fridays to protest against the world’s lack of urgent action on climate change. Her message has resonated widely and last Friday, as many as 1 million kids and young adults joined protests in 2,000 cities in 125 countries to join Greta in her campaign. The massive mobilization of young people on this issue is unprecedented and deserves our attention and support.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a new Democratic Congresswomen from New York City who has proposed a New green Deal to get the United States back on track.