When Grundfos Group President, Carsten Bjerg, met Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, on 12 December at the Bright Green exhibition in connection with COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009, the distribution of roles was clear.
The politicians must confirm the climate agreement whereas the private companies will take care of the technological and responsible solutions.
Grundfos was by no means alone in sending this message, however, and Grundfos was very pleased to note that when you speak loud and clear, you’ll be heard.
This was also the case for all those who contributed to Grundfos’ petition, "Future Now". People from around the world have expressed their anxieties about the climate in more than 300 1-minute video clips on the Internet. Another 12,500 have signed a declaration asking the politicians to act now.
The well-meaning requests were handed over by Mr. Bjerg to Lars Løkke Rasmussen with a firm handshake and a wish to intensify the dialogue between the Danish business community and the political decision-makers.
The Grundfos stand on the Bright Green exhibition received a visit from three royal guests when Crown Princess Victoria from Sweden, Crown Prince Haakon from Norway and Crown Prince Frederik from Denmark spent several minutes absorbing knowledge about energy and the climate at the Grundfos stand.