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BUSINESS & CLIMATE SUMMIT 2016
NEWS

All the latest news and updates on the Business & Climate Summit 2016 are published below. Click ‘Read more’ to access the article.

Opinion: Transitioning to Clean Energy Economy

By: Julian Mylchreest, Global Head of Energy and Power, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

OP-ED SERIES | 6 JULY

Clean energy is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Our analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimate the sector will grow by $13 trillion by 2030 […] As a global financial services company, Bank of America recognizes its responsibility to help finance the transition to a low-carbon economy. [Read more]

In a thought leadership series curated by the Business & Climate Summit, global leaders focus on key themes of the Summit Agenda.

UK Government Still Committed to Strong, Clean Energy Economy Despite EU Referendum

DAY 2 RECAP | 29 JUNE

Former Prime Minister of Mexico Felipe Calderon, Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings & Rye and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK Government, and Antonio Simoes, Chief Executive, HSBC, agree global low carbon growth and a climate resilient future is still within reach despite economic uncertainty – with the UK MP affirming “however we choose to leave the EU, let me be clear: we remain committed to dealing with climate change.” [Read more]

“Stay Calm and Transform on”: Finance, Government and Energy Trailblazers Confident in Early Ratification of Paris Agreement and Business Motivation for Real Climate Action

DAY 1-2 RECAP | 28-29 JUNE

At the second annual Business & Climate Summit, a powerful group of industry, finance and government leaders shared their confidence in early ratification of the Paris Agreement and the merits of embedding forward-looking climate action at the heart of their businesses plans. [Read more]

Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change

DAY 2 RECAP | 29 JUNE

Giving a keynote speech at the opening of the second day of the Business & Climate Summit in London’s Guildhall, UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Amber Rudd MP re-affirmed UK leadership on action against climate change despite vote to leave the European Union. [Read more]

Architects of Paris Agreement to open Business & Climate Summit and turn commitments into action

DAY 1 RECAP | 28 JUNE

The Business & Climate Summit – the second annual gathering of leading global businesses and politicians dedicated to climate action – kicks off today to address how business can, and should, respond to the historic Paris Agreement. [Read more]

Business could deliver 60% of total emissions cuts pledged in Paris, new report shows

DAY 1 RECAP | 28 JUNE

The private sector could cut greenhouse gas emissions globally by 3.7 metric tons of CO2 a year by 2030, equivalent to 60% of the total emissions cuts pledged by countries at COP21 in Paris – according to ‘The Business End of Climate Change’, a new We Mean Business report launched today at the Business & Climate Summit in London. [Read more]

Opinion: After Brexit, the business voice on climate matters more than ever

By: Nigel Topping, CEO, We Mean Business

OP-ED SERIES | 27 JUNE

The last few days has prompted many questions around Britain’s future climate ambition and whether Brexit will affect the implementation of the Paris Agreement. But as we brace for a period of uncertainty, we can see even stronger reasons to reap the benefits of investing in the opportunities created by the low-carbon economy. [Read more]

In a thought leadership series curated by the Business & Climate Summit, global leaders focus on key themes of the Summit Agenda.

Business & Climate Summit will accelerate the change companies helped shape in Paris: Rachel Kyte, SE4ALL

The business community played a crucial role in securing the historic Paris Agreement, by convincing negotiators and governments that if they were ambitious, business could “fill the gap” on climate action, says Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, in an exclusive Climate TV interview ahead of the Business & Climate Summit 2016. [Read more]

Opinion: Why the hyperloop is no green transport miracle

By: Brian Baynes, CEO and Board Member, Joule

OP-ED SERIES | 21 JUNE

Demand for mobility is rising rapidly. Some propose electricity as the silver bullet across all modes of transport – but the maths is not in our favour. By 2050, there will be two billion cars on the road. Airline passengers will double. Freight movements will have quadrupled. Emerging markets will see accelerating consumer growth.[Read more]

In a thought leadership series curated by the Business & Climate Summit, global leaders focus on key themes of the Summit Agenda.

New speakers announced for the Business & Climate Summit

The 2016 Business & Climate Summit announced more global CEO and policymakers speaking at the Summit that include Stuart Gulliver, CEO, HSBC; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO, EDF; Rana Kapoor,CEO, Yes Bank; Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP; Bruno Lafont, Co-Chairman, LafargeHolcim; and Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, Hermes Investment Management. [Read more]

Opinion: Enter the suits: business must deliver on the Paris climate deal

By: Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group

OP-ED SERIES | 13 JUNE

We are in a new era of climate action. After the success of the Paris negotiations, the world of 2016 is unequivocally a different place than that of a year ago. [Read more]

In a thought leadership series curated by the Business & Climate Summit, global leaders focus on key themes of the Summit Agenda.

Opinion: Why open markets are our best hope to fight climate change

By: John Danilovich, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce

OP-ED SERIES | 1 JUNE

The anti-trade rhetoric from the US presidential primaries suggests that many Americans essentially view global economic change in zero-sum terms. [Read more]

In a thought leadership series curated by the Business & Climate Summit, global leaders focus on key themes of the Summit Agenda.

Speakers announced for 2016 Business & Climate Summit

The 2016 Business & Climate Summit will be held later this month, with 1000 global CEOs, investors and politicians gathering at the London’s iconic Guildhall, the home of the City of London, the world’s leading international financial centre. The summit today announced some of the key speakers that will be attending the summit. [Read more]