After the Paris Agreement was adopted in December 2015 and later signed by 175 Parties globally, there emerged a new urgency for businesses, cities and governments to respond to the threat of climate change for the future of the planet.
The drivers are significant: decreasing costs of more efficient and renewable energy solutions, the opportunity to implement new business and operational models that reconcile growth and sustainability, and of course, significant stakeholder pressure for customers, citizens, employees and investors. The conversations have shifted dramatically fast from, “What it will cost me?” to “Where should I invest? On which technologies? What is my return on investment?”
Three and a half years later, many businesses and cities are responding to market and stakeholder demands and embedding sustainability as a key pillar in their organizational strategy and purpose.