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Anthony Simon, President Marketing Unilever Foods (retired), Advisor to WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development), Deputy Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the World future Council, member of various boards and actively engaged in sustainable development: There is overwhelming consensus since only yesterday that mankind is indeed massively impacting our planet and its… » read more

Jean-François Minster, chief technology officer and senior vice president scientific development with Total, on the financing of strategic energy technologies in the EU. [kml_flashembed movie=”″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Erika Mink, Environment Manager with Tetra Pak Europe, on sustainable consumption and incentives: “What’s most important is to agree on how environemental performance of products is measured and how it’s communicated to what’s the marketplace.” [kml_flashembed movie=”″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Sergio Giacoletto, executive vice president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Oracle and a member of the software company’s Executive Management Committee, comments on universities’ relations with business, curricula and employability, and on knowledge and technology transfer between academia and business. [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Read Sergio Giacoletto’s blog here.

Jim Murray, former Secretary-General with BEUC, the European Consumers’ organisation, and Procter&Gamble President for Western Europe Gianni Ciserani comment on sustainable consumption. [kml_flashembed movie=”″ width=”320″ height=”240″ wmode=”transparent” /] [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”320″ height=”240″ wmode=”transparent” /]

You are invited to provide input to this workshop at the European Business Summit, for which some facts and figures about renewable energy may serve as an introduction: According to the International Energy Agency (IEA-2007), renewables accounted for 13.1% of the world’s total primary energy supply in 2004. Biomass and hydro make up the biggest… » read more