One Planet Summit – what next?

“Ethical Markets enthusiastically supported French President Macron’s inspiring “One Planet Summit”.  We are grateful to our esteemed Advisory Board member Helene Connor, Founder of HELIO International, our longtime partner, and  Simon Messenger, Managing Director of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) for this  account of the Summit and linking to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure ( TCFD) and  the important commitments made there by governments, corporations and  institutional investors and many leadership organizations.  We will be monitoring these commitments in our next Green Transition Scoreboard®, due Spring, 2018.

~Hazel Henderson, Editor”

Thank you once again for your interest in our ‘Transition at Scale’ event on Monday, which we hosted in collaboration with CDP, We Mean Business, the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership, and Finance for Tomorrow. If you would like the slides from the day, you can get them here.


In addition, if you’d like further information about our Beyond Disclosure service to support companies in complying with the TCFD recommendations or our TCFD Implementation Commitment, we’d be happy to arrange a call in January – please feel free reach out to me.


After our side-event, I was extremely privileged to attend President Macron’s One Planet Summit on Tuesday. As Macron declared in his opening rally: let’s not kid ourselves, we are losing the battle against climate change. What we are starting today is the time of action, because the urgency has become permanent and the challenge of our generation is to act.


As the dust settles on the excitement of the week, it’s time to reflect on the substance that emerged from the political and corporate leaders’ announcements. Is the corporate sector really living up to the actions required to fix the Earth’s declining ecological health? And will this Summit be remembered as a milestone in the climate movement or just one of the many events in this space?


I have written up my reflections in a blog ‘One Planet Summit – What Next?’. I hope it’s of interest and please do let me know if you have any feedback.


All the very best and I hope you have a lovely festive period.

Simon and to @SimonPMessenger