Over the weekend a huge breakthrough was delivered in efforts to curb climate change.

At the COP 24 summit in Poland, rules that will govern the world’s most ambitious climate pact were approved by the nearly 200 countries that signed the Paris climate agreement.

Crucially, China, the US and EU reached a compromise over a single set of rules that will govern how countries measure and report their emissions and their climate targets, as they seek to limit global warming to well below 2C.

Finance leaders who are being increasingly called on to account for the wider impact of their organisations will be watching closely how things develop.

Today we feature an interview with Adrian Marsh, CFO of packaging giant DS Smith, that has not only gained competitive advantage through scale, but also by providing sustainability models for clients.

Its an example of the circular economy that is vital for addressing the challenges facing the environment.