Being a Better Business...is corporate climate action on the rise?
By Helen Steiger
What's Going On Here?
First BP, then Coca Cola, now Amazon - in the past week the corporates have been making the headlines as they announce new strategies to positively impact people and the planet!
What Does This Mean?
BP - aka the big fossil fuel giant that was not-so-long-ago found to have been funnelling millions of ££ into lobbying against climate policy - made headlines last week for a very different reason…the new CEO announcing their plans to have a Net Zero carbon footprint by 2050!
With businesses that value people, planet and profit equally becoming increasingly mainstream, the rise in businesses certified as B Corporations, and existing businesses changing their business models so that they are compatible with a climate-friendly world - is this a positive sign of change within the private sector?
Why Should We Care?
Businesses are a powerful force in society. Like it or not, they impact what we eat, where we go, what we own and use and how we spend our time…and therefore have an immense capability (and arguably responsibility) to positively impact the world both now and in the future. Recent headlines show how business doesn’t have to mean evil corporations squeezing our planet for profit - business can be a force for good!
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