02/05/2019

C&S Joins Leading European Businesses in Urging EU to Aim for Climate Neutrality

Castrén & Snellman, with a number of leading European businesses, is calling on the heads of state of the European Union to set a target to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. In their open letter to the Future of Europe Summit, the signatories state that climate change must be put on the top of the EU agenda. Political decisions would bring certainty to developers of and investors in low-carbon solutions, whose efforts are needed to mitigate climate change.

The letter is addressed to the meeting of the European Council being held in Sibiu from 30 April to 9 May 2019. The signatories are large companies representing diverse industries, including the automotive, energy and food industries. Together, they employ over 1.5 million people.

In addition to our Managing Partner Sakari Lukinmaa, the undersigned include Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever; Jesper Brodin, CEO of IKEA; Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM; Anita Falkenek, CEO of Krav; Antti Herlin, Chairman of the Board of Kone Corporation; and Peter Vanacker, President and CEO of Neste.

Castrén & Snellman is a member of the Climate Leadership Coalition. It aims at improving the competitiveness of Finnish businesses and research organisations, increasing their ability to respond to the threats posed by climate change and the scarcity of natural resources, as well as improving their ability to utilise the business opportunities related to these issues. The members of the association develop their activities systematically and encourage other organisations, corporations and decision-makers to join their projects.

Read the open letter

For further information, please contact

Sakari Lukinmaa
Kaisa Barkman