Sustainable Reporting

Towards Blue-Green Economy

September 28, THU  /  17:45 - 19:00

Over the past 20 years, many far seeing scientists, consultants, CEOs, and leaders of nongovernmental organizations have promoted a theory explaining how private, public, and government entities can thrive by pursuing a more environmentally and socially responsible agenda.

Since the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, the world has seen an increase in commitments to carbon neutrality from non-state entities, especially from the financial sector, as well as local governments and regions.

The growth of applications has been accompanied by the proliferation of different levels of criteria reliability and benchmarks used to develop uniform carbon-free rules of the game. Investing according to environmental, social and governance principles (ESG metrics) has become one of the main areas of financial track discussed at recent Conferences of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

In order to pass on to the next generation a better world than they have inherited themselves, government and private business need to advocate for long-term, systemic structural change based on science and legislation.

Private business faces a special challenge in balancing the interests of the state, its shareholders, employees, customers and the entire community.



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