March 22, 2023

How industry leaders think we should tackle climate change

Corbis-42-64772004By Maya Ninel Robert From Mashable

The issue of climate change is now on the front lines of international politics. You might even say 2015 was the year that climate moved from a political and economic issue to one grounded in morals and ethics, with Pope Francis weighing in on global warming policy.

This year’s Social Good Summit continues in the tradition of the previous year with climate change and policy dominating several panels. Leading up to the Summit, LinkedIn asked its influencers to share insights on some of the world’s biggest social good conversations. Industry leaders contributed their thoughts on government agendas, sustainable technology and the need to strategize policy in developing economies.

Changhua We of The Climate Group discussed the correlation between poverty and sustainability. Others, like David Kenny, chairman and CEO at The Weather Company, focused on how socially minded businesses could partner up to battle climate change.

Read our excerpts of how some of the world’s industry leaders think we should be approaching the prickly topic of climate change:

Mark Kenber — CEO, The Climate Group
“While the link between climate and energy is manifest, it is not always obvious. Global energy demand is being driven by economic and population growth and consequently increasing greenhouse gas emissions, due to our continuing reliance on fossil fuels. Climate change also presents further challenges for energy production and transmission. And we also know that increased political action to address climate change will transform the energy sector in the next few decades.”

Read Kenber’s full LinkedIn Influencer piece.

David Kenny — Chairman & CEO, The Weather Company
“If capitalism cannot solve the big problems, it won’t be a sustainable system.”

Read Kenny’s full LinkedIn Influencer piece.

Mark Kenber — CEO, The Climate Group
“The last three decades have seen an unprecedented global temperature rise and with it, the increased extreme weather and drastic social and economic impacts it brings. 2015 promises to be the hottest year since pre-industrial times, continuing a pattern of year-on-year increases.”

You can share your own thoughts on climate change or other social good topics by writing a post on LinkedIn, and be sure to use the hashtag #2030NOW somewhere in the body. Add the link in the comments below and tweet it to us via @SocialGood.

The Social Good Summit on Sept. 27 and 28 in New York City will bring together world leaders, grassroots activists and global citizens to not only discuss digital solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time, but to spur worldwide action.

Together with our partners, including the United Nations Foundation, the UNDP and the 92nd Street Y, we’re poised and ready for the 2015 Social Good Summit to be bigger than ever.

Tickets are now available. Interested in covering the event? Apply here for a spot in our Digital Media Lounge. For more updates, including speaker announcements and ticket information, follow @MashableEvents on Twitter.

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