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  1. Climate change:a corporate response 31 March 2009 IEMA, Bury St Edmunds Andrew Kluth

  2. Who I’ve worked for • Hong Kong Government • Solid and chemical waste management • Territorial development • Nuclear safety negotiations • Jarvis plc • First environment strategy • DJSI Global Index • Royal Mail Group • Carbon management • First sustainability strategy • Corporate Edge/ Likemind • Virgin Media, EDF Energy, Johnson Matthey, Alliance Boots • Halcrow Group • Integrated sustainability strategy

  3. The Blue Marble Apollo 17, 7/12/1972

  4. A resource-constrained world? USA EuropeanUnion China Malawi

  5. What we use the resources for Source: www.ecologicalfootprint.org

  6. Where we use the energy source: Energy Information Administration: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/aer/consump.html, table 2.1a

  7. What we use our energy for

  8. The people problem • “Global ecosystems face collapse” • “Planet enters ecological debt” • “Climate set for sudden shifts” • “Billions face climate change risk” • “Carbon emissions show sharp rise” • “Arctic summers ice free by 2013” • The rise and rise of the Keeling Curve

  9. Whose problem is it? Ownership • “A child born in a wealthy country is likely to consume, waste, and pollute more in his lifetime than 50 children born in developing nations.” (Archbishop George Carey) • Small changes, big impacts • 80% emissionsreduction – not enough?

  10. Consequences of current world trajectory Source: US National Intelligence Council, November 2008; Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World

  11. Stakeholders UK Regions Individual Current Prospective Geographical Corporate Interest Employees Professional bodies Communities Consultant Partners Suppliers Regulators Competitors Clients Key relationship Aware and active Other relationship Aware Emerging Aware and PR Global National Local

  12. Definition • Stakeholder engagement • Issues • Objectives • Performance • Communication • Governance • People • Leadership • Clients and markets

  13. Clarity • Do the job well • Tell people about it • Engagement • internal • external • Predictability • Reporting • Performance • Human stories

  14. Home less water less energy less heat less waste Travel more efficiently – less fuel less often less far Lifestyles buy less – buy better use longer – use again campaign for sustainability Planning greater efficiency better urban planning Energy more renewables microgeneration large scale wind & solar what about nuclear? Natural resources better protection reforestation Agriculture less destructive practices What can I/you do? ideas adapted from wwf’s oneplanetfuture and Pearce, F. The Last Generation (2006), Eden Project Books

  15. Climate change: a systems issue Ten Guiding Principles • Zero Carbon • Zero Waste • Sustainable Transport • Local and Sustainable Materials • Local and Sustainable Food • Sustainable Water • Natural Habitats and Wildlife • Culture and Heritage • Equity and fair Trade • Health and Happiness source: http://www.wwf.org.uk/oneplanet/about_0000003949.asp

  16. The opportunity to lead • Sustainability does pay“Most executives (57%) say that the benefits of pursuing sustainable practices outweigh the costs”…involves “a shift away from defensive behaviour towards more active exploration of the opportunities sustainability can present” • Execution is problematic“On a range of environmental and social outcomes less than 10% of respondents rated their efforts as outstanding on each, barring public relations” Source: Economist Intelligence Unit (2008) Doing good: Business and the sustainability challenge, p.5

  17. Are we wasting our time? Some thoughts from Gandhi • Whatever you do will beinsignificant, but it is veryimportant that you do it • You must be the changeyou want to see in the world

  18. Thank you