Although experts disagree on many things on the green agenda, they concur that those who do nothing now will face serious, if not insurmountable, problems catching up later. Hilary Benn, secretary of state for the environment, argues that people must put their own houses in order first. They need commercial-scale carbon capture and they need to give technological and financial help to countries to help them skip the carbon-producing industrialization processes that they went through -- without curtailing growth. Incorporating green analysis and actions into your corporate strategy should please customers, employees and investors and it may also cut your insurance premiums. Lots of firms are going further by introducing renewable energy technology at manufacturing plants or gaining positive publicity by becoming carbon neutral. Given the potential impact on business, they believe that carbon emissions should be considered in the context of strategic risk, says Helenne Doody, sustainability specialist at CIMA.