Tom Werner: Why Business Isn't Waiting for COP21 Outcomes

Tom Werner: Why Business Isn't Waiting for COP21 Outcomes

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As COP21 takes aim at climate change, business is leading the way w/ solar — good for planet & the bottom line.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 6:00am

CAMPAIGN: Sustainability

CONTENT: Article

Winston Churchill once said, "however beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results."

As the world's leaders meet in Paris for the COP21 conference, it's clear that a practical and sustainable climate change agreement is within reach. However, with negotiators working to establish international commitments that are achievable, the focus is seemingly on the "who" and "why" at the expense of the "how." I think this misses a significant opportunity, especially given the active participation of global business leaders.

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Tom Werner is SunPower president and CEO. As a seasoned executive on the frontlines of the solar revolution, Tom is helping to drive the changes taking place across the global energy industry. He has led SunPower, one of the world’s most innovative and sustainable energy companies, for more than a dozen years. 

CATEGORY: Environment