Archives: December 2009

Copenhagen, Carbon, Consumer Goods Supply Chains

Posted by: Peter Lacy on December 17

Business leaders across sectors are becoming acutely aware of the impact of Copenhagen and the transition to a low carbon economy in the next 2 to 5 years on global supply chains.

French Tax Bonuses 50%, Will US Follow?

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on December 16

France has followed the UK example and slapped a 50% tax on banker's bonuses. Could the US be next? Not likely, experts say. Washington may be making great sport these...

Goodbye Golden Parachute

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on December 15

On Dec. 9 something rather unusual happened: a well-paid executive voluntarily cut his own compensation. The CEO of Baltimore-based Constellation Energy, Mayo A. Shattuck III, took a pass on the...

Climate Change and Shakespeare

Posted by: Peter Lacy on December 15

What's the link between Shakespeare, consumers, and sustainability? Well, after listening to Muhtar Kent, speak at Kronborg Castle in Copenhagen, I believe it is clear that the big consumer brands are significantly stepping up their activities on sustainability

New Business Models for a Low Carbon Economy

Posted by: Bruno Berthon on December 15

What is clear to me after several days here at COP15 is that the focus has moved, from a business standpoint, deliberately towards solutions.

Copenhagen: A Call for Help from Policymakers to Business...and Vice Versa

Posted by: David Abood on December 11

In a cross-industry CEO breakout session, chief executives indicated that they believe the technologies are ready in many cases, and that the money is there. They said what they need is for policymakers to provide a clear set of desired outcomes and rules of engagement.

What is the Copenhagen ‘So What’ for Business Leaders?

Posted by: Peter Lacy on December 11

And therein lies the first Copenhagen ‘so what’ for me. Copenhagen will likely be remembered as a milestone on a longer journey rather than the ‘big deal.’

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