In this symposium we want to discuss the responsibilities that come with the issue of climate change with company representatives, banks and investors, supervisors, lawyers and NGOs and with interested students.
Many companies are aware of the need to reduce their emissions, to bring more sustainable products and services to the market, to take into account the carbon footprint of suppliers and to be open about measures taken. However, most companies do not yet come close to what is required to keep temperature rises under control. That is why we need to think about:
The financial and political sectors play a vital role in the transition to more responsible business operations. What is already being done and how can we increase our efforts?
Bas Eickhout, Dutch member European Parliament, delegation leader of GroenLinks*
Elfrieke van Galen, partner TheRockGroup, supervisory board member multiple companies, Amsterdam
Peter Ras, senior policy advisor Oxfam Novib
Jaap Spier, honorary professor Global Challenges, University of Amsterdam
Kees Vendrik, Chief Economist Triodos Bank
* possibly via video