A push for greener policies and technologies in China after it pledged to cut carbon emissions at the United Nations COP21 climate change conference in December has become an opportunity for companies operating in the country.
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chief executive of multinational electricity and energy management company Schneider Electric told CNBC that a push towards greener practices in China was leading his company to re-position its strategy on the mainland.
"There is plenty of good news coming from the mainland (China) for a company like ours. There's a big focus on energy efficiency to fight pollution and emissions after these big commitments from the government," he told CNBC on Wednesday.
Opportunities were present in China in terms of water and waste management, innovation and automation, Tricoire said.