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Executives pack out climate change movie

11 September 2006

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Executives pack out climate change movie

Business executives will pack out the house tonight in Auckland for a special screening of former American Vice President Al Gore's climate change movie An Inconvenient Truth.

The full house sign is out for the 6.30pm screening at Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket, where executives have been invited to view the film with Climate Change Minister Hon David Parker.

The screening is being co-hosted by the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development.

The Minister will chat with 107 guests before and after the screening.

Business Council Chief Executive Peter Neilson says that further climate change policies now being developed will have potentially major implications for business and the country's future.

"We think the movie's a fitting way to focus leaders' attention and increase business engagement on climate change management policies. While we face serious problems, we believe there are practicable answers which will deliver huge benefits for businesses and the country."

ENDS

The Business Council believes sustainable businesses are profitable, contribute to social progress and ecological balance – and protect New Zealand's quality of life. The Council's members jointly employ more than 55,000 people in managing resources, manufacturing, retailing and the service sector. Members contribute annual sales of $40 billion to the economy, equivalent to 30% of GDP. The Business Council runs a national online survey panel, ShapeNZ, to allow public input on major issues. Registration is available at www.shapenz.org.nz

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