‘The Coffee House’ meets big business.

Today our business reporter, Stephan Smith will be attending the Corporate Climate Response conference here in London. It is run by Ogilvy PR who invited The Coffee House to attend.

Stephan’s day at the conference will cover Personal Carbon Accounting or carbon offsets . He will report back to us in due course to give us all the chance to debate the merits of carbon offsets and big business’s enthusiasm for them.

Most of you will know that The Coffee House hasn’t come out in favour of carbon offsetting and carbon trading. We prefer direct emissions reductions. Still, our site is about debate and therefore Stephan has been sacrificed to the dragons den.

One past conference attendee exclaimed; “It was especially interesting to hear some of the world’s largest companies suggest that the time to act is now, for both moral and brand risk reasons, and that there’s profit to be made as well” CapitalBridge

In the meantime you can suss out the conference website. In addition you can follow live updates from the conference here. You know you want to. 🙂

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6 Responses to ‘The Coffee House’ meets big business.

  1. earthpal says:

    Great opportunity to get some Green talking heads together. Let’s hope the big business reps. are willing to listen.

    Good luck to Stephan.

  2. matt says:

    By all accounts Stephan has had a good but very busy day. Apparently the carbon offsetting ‘industry’ is in a bit of a state of flux, with no particular standard of service for consumers to trust. Therefore consumer trust with offsetting does concern offsetting companies.

    Stephan will have more.

  3. the Grit says:

    Hi Matt,

    I have a lot of trees that I was not intending to cut down. However, for a modest fee, I will be happy to continue to maintain my original intentions 🙂

    Really, I am most impressed that you can honestly evaluate carbon credits in the face of Al Gore’s business interests in that field. Y’all continue to make me glad I happened across your blog.

    the Grit

  4. matt says:

    Arr, we have a most impressive team of analysts here at The Coffee House.

    In extreme circumstances The Coffee House believes carbon offsetting may well have a role to play.

  5. earthpal says:

    Lol. Where do you find them?

  6. matt says:

    It’s a Coffee House secret. 🙂

    That bloke must have had quite a curry the night before. I mean, he’s a H&S hazard. 🙂

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