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We Need to Engage Business ‘Like Never Before’, Says New UNEP Head

January 06, 2017 |
Photo Harry Wad

Photo Harry Wad

This article was originally published on Eco-Business

“Erik Solheim, the man in the hot seat at the United Nations Environment Programme, is Norway’s former environment minister, a peace negotiator that brought an end to civil war in Sri Lanka and the chair of OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

But in his latest role as executive director of the UN agency, he faces his biggest challenge yet – protecting the earth’s fragile natural ecosystems while persuading the corporate world that sustainability makes business sense.

Solheim, who took over the post from Achim Steiner eight months ago, says he is not interested in the post-US election doom-mongering that suggests his job will prove prohibitively difficult in the months ahead…”

Read on at: Eco-Business.

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