SMEs should go green for growth


CBI and Lloyds Banking Group are urging small and medium-sized companies to take advantage of low-carbon opportunities ahead of a major climate change summit on Wednesday. With the global market for low-carbon goods and services expected to be worth around £4 trillion by 2015, SMEs need to act now to develop products and services, as well as taking steps to improve energy efficiency. The CBI’s climate change summit, sponsored by Lloyds, brings together speakers including energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne, CBI director general Richard Lambert and Indian environment and forests minister Shri Jairam Ramesh.