In this episode of our Building Competitive Advantage in a Sustainable World podcast, David Young — a BCG Henderson Institute Fellow researching Sustainable Business Model Innovation — interviews Schneider Electric’s Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Olivier Blum.
Rueil-Malmaison, France, May 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation has reached an agreement with Roca Group, a world leader in the design, production and commercialization of products for the bathroom space to define a new roadmap towards decarbonization, establishing a single, global strategy across the Group.
Here in the U.S., the public sector has set ambitious decarbonization goals, including recommitting to the Paris Agreement and outlining the Biden-Harris Climate Plan. These are strong first steps in the path to net-zero emissions and limiting global warming. However, federal and state ambitions will only take us so far.
Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity today. It’s global, all-pervasive, and accelerating. The climate change solution, therefore, has to be equally comprehensive: it requires us all – governments, companies, investors, and individuals ─ to deploy not just single-track solutions and long-term pledges, but a whole arsenal of approaches and concrete actions, across multiple fronts ─ now.
At the government level, thankfully, awareness and action have picked up substantially.