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Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: The Business Case for the Green Economy
17 Jun 2012 - 

The Business Case for the Green Economy: Opening High-Level Plenary will gather thought leaders from business, financial institutions and governments who will offer insight and vision on the opportunities and challenges of financing the transition to a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty alleviation. The business case for action, particularly addressing the challenge of finance and initiatives underway will be highlighted.

Opening Remarks: Georg Kell, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Moderator: Mark Lee, Executive Director, SustainAbility


  • Barbara Krumsiek, CEO Calvert Investments & Co Chair of UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Barbara Kux, Member of the Managing Board and Chief Sustainability Officer, Siemens AG
  • Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Jochen Zeitz, CEO Sport & Lifestyle Division and Chief Sustainability Officer of PPR and Chairman of the Board of PUMA