Responsible public policy

Many companies have significant influence over national and international policymaking on climate change - and this will extend to government positions at the December 2015 UN climate change conference in Paris.  The challenge is that this is conducted responsibly: with companies advocating strong action by governments on climate change rather than lobbying against it - either directly, or indirectly through business associations.

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26 October 2015

BHP Billiton executives answer questions about climate change, impacts on indigenous peoples & environment at Annual General Meeting

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"BHP Billiton chiefs grilled over climate", 23 Oct 2015...

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23 October 2015
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21 October 2015

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20 October 2015

USA: White House announces 81 companies support "a strong outcome" for Paris climate negotiations

Author: Demetri Sevastopulo & Barney Jopson, Financial Times (UK)

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5 October 2015

Food companies pledge to accelerate business action on climate change & call on govt. to do the same

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5 October 2015

Investigation raises concerns about ExxonMobil blocking climate action despite knowledge about environmental & social impacts of climate change

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29 September 2015

93 companies sign letter committing to address environmental & societal challenges of climate change

Author: Paul Polman, Unilever & John Bryant, Kellogg Company (on behalf of 93 company signatories)

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25 September 2015

Green groups concerned about companies hindering ambitious climate goals as BHP Billiton, GE & Shell set to fund new Energy Transitions Commission

Author: Jessica Shankleman, Business Green

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22 September 2015

Unilever CEO Paul Polman receives UN award for leadership in driving sustainable growth

Author: UN Environmental Programme

"Transformative Business Leader to Receive United Nations Champion of the Earth Award", 18 Sep 2015...

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18 September 2015

8 major companies call for strong climate action by Australian Govt. & intl. community at Paris summit

Author: AGL, BHP Billiton, General Electric, Mirvac, Santos, Unilever, Wesfarmers, Westpac

Climate change is affecting our businesses and the communities in which we operate. We recognise that we have a role to play and we want to play our part...We have come together because we acknowledge that climate change will continue to have serious...

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