The Role of Industry in Biodiversity: Schneider Electric CEO at One Planet Summit

January 14, 2021

Schneider Electric’s CEO, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, joined the 'One Planet Summit' this week. Organized by French President Emmanuel Macron, Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, and President of the World Bank Group David Malpass, this fourth One Planet Summit has a focus on biodiversity to mobilize commitments to protect ecosystems and make links to human health. The Summit brought together heads of state and government, leaders of international organizations, financial institutions, companies and NGOs—all ready to demonstrate that their commitments are leading to concrete actions to preserve and restore biodiversity, and to lead systemic transformations of economies.

On a panel with President of the European Central Bank, and the Prime Ministers of Canada, Norway and Great Britain on ‘Mobilizing Finance for Biodiversity’, Jean-Pascal underlined the role of businesses to cooperate on the mobilization toward a more sustainable future. Schneider Electric has committed to execute local biodiversity conservation and restoration programs and have net zero loss of biodiversity at 100% of its more than 200 sites worldwide.

Industry has the innovative power to invent solutions for more biodiversity and we at Schneider Electric strongly believe that achievement in biodiversity can best achieved in public-private partnership.

Watch the Video below to hear Jean-Pascal's segment at the 2021 One Planet Summit:

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