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Reporting from the GreenBiz 22 ESG Conference Editor’s Note: It’s difficult not to be distracted and discouraged right now by the terrible war underway in Ukraine. Our hearts go out to everyone in harm’s way, including Yuliia, our illustrator. We must do everything we can to support efforts to end this aggression ASAP. At the same …

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How to Handle Investor Demands Re: Climate Strategy

Shareholders to CEOs: “Act on Climate or Else!”

Will The New (Green) Corporate Raiders Accelerate Progress? Say you’re the CEO of a publicly-traded company in the Fortune 500. Chances are you’ve already made a net-zero commitment with a 2050 deadline. Thank you. Your company has also likely taken some real action. You’ve told your team to pursue all of the low-cost, obvious climate friendly moves. …

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Who Pays For Corporate Net-Zero Commitments?

A few weeks ago, I posted a Wall Street Journal article on LinkedIn about the availability of zero-carbon steel but at significantly higher prices.   I asked the question: “Who will pay these higher costs?”   The consensus reaction from my environmentally-concerned LinkedIn friends was: “We all should.” I agree. We all share the responsibility to address the climate challenge.  But now …

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WHAT ABOUT CHINA?

Climate Influence Starts at Home Over the summer break, some friends who subscribe to The Instigator challenged me with the following question:  “What about China? Even if business leaders in the US follow your advice and pursue the ambitious corporate strategies to address climate change that you recommend, will it even matter? China keeps building coal plants. Unless …

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Business Can and Should Do Much More on Climate

It’s the Win-Win Outcome We Urgently Need Climate change is now front of mind like never before.  Every day we read more horrific news about fires, floods, heatwaves, storms, and other natural disasters with calamitous impacts.  Further, this week the UN published an updated climate report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. The scientists’ conclusions …

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