Climate change is increasingly described as climate crisis to reflect its urgency. Converting this overarching sense of crisis into action remains a major issue for governments, businesses and the civil society.
Paul Polman is a powerful business figure who has been pushing a model of sustainable and equitable capitalism to jointly tackle this challenge.
The former CEO of global giant Unilever, has been pioneering for years to create a carbon-free society, and launched the social venture IMAGINE to mobilize business leaders.
Polman spoke to NHK WORLD Aiko Doden in December 2020 on why the time is now, ethically and business-wise, for the corporate world to come on board. (This video was originally broadcast on March 1, 2021.)