By happy coincidence two of Context’s clients, Cisco and Bloomberg, have teamed up to contribute to the climate change debate this month.
The pair will help to broadcast the Carbon Disclosure Project’s 2012 Global Climate Change Forum live on 12 September through their communications technology.
While some companies are reluctant to engage in the debate about climate change – or even to acknowledge it at all – Cisco and Bloomberg are putting their weight behind the CDP’s online Forum as part of their efforts to encourage discussion on various aspects of the corporate and governmental response to global warming.
The Forum will connect decision-makers from some of the most powerful companies and investment institutions around the world with policymakers to talk about a number of burning issues, including how to drive investment in low-carbon technologies and energy efficiency.
Speakers will include Anand Sen, vice president of Tata Steel; Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency; Miguel Castellanos, director of environment, health & Safety at Lâ€™Oreal; and Rachel Kyte, vice president of sustainable development at the World Bank.
The CDP, which will also show the Forum on its own website, is hoping that Cisco and Bloomberg’s input will increase participation this year from the already impressive 2000 people who tuned in to watch last year’s Forum.
To coincide with the event, CDP will release the Global 500 Climate Change Report 2012 to highlight how the largest corporations in the world are not only tackling climate change but using their advances in this area to gain a competitive advantage. The report will also reveal the top companies making it into CDP’s 2012 leadership indexes.
CDP streaming is at http://bit.ly/Tw3wPu and no registration is required to watch. Bloomberg is showing the Forum on its normal news feed and other distribution streams.
If you can’t get to watch the forum live on one of the available channels, you can always follow it on Twitter at #CDPforum