I’ve spent a good deal of this week preparing content for what we term an ‘internal focus week’. These are periodic, week-long bursts of internal communication around a certain topic.
Next week is our annual Environmental Sustainability Week. It pivots on the UNEP’s World Environment Day but – as you would expect – takes a more Capgemini-based perspective. We cover a fairly broad spectrum of topics ranging from our own environmental performance to biodiversity and from climate change risk to sustainability services for our clients.
Necessarily, my research involves a lot of reading and, I have to say, that is a depressing task. There’s not much good news to report and, even more down-heartening, my research for this year’s Environmental Sustainability Week yields an even more pessimistic view than last year’s research. Refer, for example, to:
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) latest report,
The National Climate Assessment published by the White House
The DARA International website.
So, come Friday, I was at a pretty low ebb.
Enter David Bent from Forum for the Future. David was kind enough to record a podcast for us as part of our Environmental Sustainability Week content. I asked David if, from his dialogue with businesses around the world, he is hopeful of positive change. “Yes” he said, “I see leading companies investing time and money to change their business … change the rules of the game. That’s really heartening”
Thank you David.