The first session emphasized that different sub-themes of the
World CEO Forum 2010 can put together what the several components
of a sustainable business may look like.
The panelists agreed that despite a lack of clarity on various aspects, the Copenhagen Accord had a long term goal and offers the opportunity to define mechanisms that work for various countries in future. It was highlighted that sustainability has evolved into an economic issue, and that alternative green energy can drive the economy on the growth path.
It was also emphasized that businesses need to be aware of the environmental impacts of their decisions. Scarcity of water and the issues of water security were recognized as major business risks. In the end, it was stressed that financial organizations are important catalysts and, as potential game changers, should provide requisite financial incentives to boost green technology.