LEGAL & FINANCE: Entrepreneurs Urged to Take Advantage of Climate Change Opportunities
Entrepreneurs and investors have been urged to take the opportunities offered by the challenges associated with environmental issues.
Roger Blears, senior partner at Birmingham and London law firm Martineau Johnson, made this call as he chaired a major all day seminar at a global conference on biofuels in Brussels.
The keynote speaker at the event was former US Presidential contender Al Gore, now probably the world's leading campaigner on climate change.
Mr Blears, who spoke about financing business in the sustainable sectors, told the conference: "We are seeing much more interest in investing in companies with environmental aims and there are many more businesses with such objectives seeking financial backing.
"Often, there is government assistance available through publicly funded initiatives and such finance can go hand in hand with private equity.
"The case for action is self evident and there s enthusiasm. However, I would like to see a greater commitment and even more interest from the entrepreneurial and investment communities in the UK."
Through a specialist team, headed by Mr Blears' colleague Andrew Poole, Martineau Johnson has concentrated on providing advice to those involved in renewable energy. …