Climate change - Big risks for small business

22 October 2014

This meeting took place on 23 October 2014. Read the transcript here.

An anticipated global average temperature increase of up to 4°C by the end of the century1, could have severe impacts on London’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the economy in the long term, but have the capital’s businesses done enough to prepare themselves? SMEs are potentially the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but can they effectively respond? The Economy Committee will tomorrow question the following guests:

Dr Outi Korkeala, Senior Environmental Policy Economist, Ricardo-AEA

Simon Howard, Chief Executive, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association

Mark Jenkinson, City Director for London, Siemens

Tom Burke, Chair, E3G

Joey Tabone, Director of Marketplace Sustainability, Business in the Community

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 23 October from 10:00am in Committee Room 4 at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast. Notes for editors:

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Low Carbon Economy Index 2014

Agenda papers can be viewed online

Jenny Jones AM, Chair of the Economy Committee is available for interview – see contact details below.

As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and balance on the Mayor

For more details, please contact Lisa Lam in the Assembly Media Office on 020 7983 4067. For out of hours media enquiries please call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit, on 020 7983 4100.