NEW YORK – A new global deal to tackle climate change will not only be good for business, it is crucial to achieve sustainable growth for the global economy.
As we approach the global climate talks in Copenhagen this December, much debate has focused on the supposed conflicting interests of big business and the climate. This argument is based on the idea that business does not like change, and in particular does not like change brought about by government policy or regulation.
This is a grave misconception, and also underestimates the gravity of the choices we face as business people and citizens.
But business thrives on change. Today’s large companies were once only a few people who saw an opportunity arise, new demand that would grow, a change that made something new possible.