Responsible public policy
Many companies have significant influence over national and international policymaking on climate change - and this will extend to government positions at the December 2015 UN climate change conference in Paris. The challenge is that this is conducted responsibly: with companies advocating strong action by governments on climate change rather than lobbying against it - either directly, or indirectly through business associations.
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[Participants include: Hakima El Haite, Minister of Environment of Morocco Jill Duggan, Director, Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group Frances Way, Carbon Disclosure P Betrand Camuz, CEO, Suez Eau France]