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Paris Climate Summit: Will Business Help or Hinder?

November 30th, 2015

Episode 403 of 679 episodes

The Paris Climate Summit is underway - nearly 200 countries battling it out to achieve the first binding deal on carbon emissions in some two decades. So what role will business play amidst all the diplomatic wrangling? We speak to Saker Nusseibeh, chief executive of Hermes Investment Management, and to Adrian Rimmer, head of the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme, one of the world's largest carbon-trading markets, on what they expect from Paris. Also in the programme, we have a report from Abidjan on Ivory Coast's success: is this fast-growing economy Africa's best-kept secret? And Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times issues forth on corporate mission statements, and why they are actually a waste of time, and money. (Picture: Coal-fired power station near Datong, Shanxi province, China; Credit: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

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