The Agenda Podcast with Stephen Cole

Episode 60: Costing the Earth

June 17, 2021 CGTN EUROPE
The Agenda Podcast with Stephen Cole
Episode 60: Costing the Earth
Show Notes

As governments around the world set increasingly tough environmental targets, it's becoming clear that investment from business is also going to increase. A new report from the UN Environment Programme, the World Economic Forum and the Economics of Land Degradation say that by 2030, investment in nature-based solutions are going to have to treble from the current level of $133 billion. 

This week on The Agenda podcast, Stephen Cole looks at who is likely to foot the bill to reverse climate change.

Justin Adams, director of nature-based solutions at the WEF, discusses some of the key issues highlighted in the report [00:39].


With concerns over private companies' interest in such solutions rising, so is the demand for sustainability consultants. Armen Dallakyan is the director of sustainable finance consulting at KEN Associates, and he tells Stephen Cole about the growing demand for his services [10:22].


Finally, Richard Lancaster, CEO of electricity supply company CLP Holdings, explains how a company can ensure every part of its business is fully sustainable, and why managers and investors alike are finally starting to realise sustainability is no longer something which is done just for show [16:20].