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Cooler Earth CIMB conference

Herculean Climate Solutions was at the CIMB Cooler Earth Sustainability Summit this week in Kuala Lumpur.  CIMB writes:  

“What is The Cooler Earth?

The Cooler Earth is CIMB’s inaugural platform to inspire business leaders, financiers, investors, policy- and decision- makers to change the paradigm of business and finance, and our way of life. Our goal is also to encourage participants to embrace sustainability and take action towards shaping a more responsible society and a less sweltering planet (hence ‘Cooler’).” https://coolerearth.cimb.com/

CIMB is a Malaysia based bank operating throughout South East Asa. CIMB made a strong commitment to addressing the climate crisis at this two-day summit. This was an invitation to other financial institutions, including other regional banks, investment fund management companies, insurance companies and their customers to join CIMB in making the necessary changes to protect our earth from excessive warming, by funding and supporting climate friendly business activities, of which there are a great many, and stopping support for businesses which damage the climate (the obvious one being coal fired power stations, followed by other fossil fuel related activities).  

Two Malaysia government ministers made strong supporting presentations at the CIMB summit. YB Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) spoke at the opening of day 1, and YB Dr. Xavier Jayakumar, Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS) spoke at the close of day 2.

The speeches and panel discussions were inspirational, and we hope that those attending are now more aware of the challenges that face us all. Only with business leaders, financiers, investors and policymakers on board can we really make a difference in the face of the climate crisis.

The climate stripes in the CIMB summit logo hint at a cooling from the present high temperatures. This of course will require a Herculean effort to achieve.

We came to the summit to find like-minded companies and individuals who want to ensure future generations can enjoy what we take for granted.  Our vision at Herculean Climate Solutions is to identify industrial-scale carbon reduction solutions for companies that need them, helping to put those companies on track to being carbon neutral or carbon negative.

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