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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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14 July 2015
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6 July 2015

Commentary: "We don't have to choose between jobs and climate action"

Author: John Cartwright, Toronto & York Region Labour Council, on rabble.ca

There is no doubt that climate change threatens the future of all humankind...People are losing their livelihood, their homes, their jobs -- and even their lives...Fossil fuel corporations are using their wealth and power to embrace an "extreme energy...

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6 July 2015

Commentary: ShareAction urges oil companies to end membership in climate skeptic lobby groups

Author: Catherine Howarth, ShareAction, in Financial Times (UK)

"Oil majors must change their Jekyll and Hyde climate policy", 5 Jul 2015...

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30 June 2015

Unilever releases human rights report

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17 June 2015

Commentary: How to distinguish hype from reality in climate action by businesses

Author: Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation, on Guardian (UK)

"Business and climate: the hype and the reality", 17 June 2015...

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11 June 2015

Summary of oil & gas industry association (IPIECA) members' views on key climate change challenges & responses

Author: IPIECA

IPIECA has developed The Paris Puzzle – our set of communications on the challenges and responses needed to address the risks of climate change, in light of the new global agreement at COP-21 in Paris, 2015, under the UN Framework Convention on...

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10 June 2015

80 companies call on British Prime Minister David Cameron to take stronger climate action

Author: Adam Vaughan, Guardian (UK)

"British companies call on David Cameron to take stronger climate action",...

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2 June 2015

European oil & gas companies seek to engage with UN to help devise global carbon pricing system to combat climate change

Author: Pilita Clark & Ed Crooks, Financial Times (UK)

"European energy groups seek UN backing for carbon pricing system", 31 May 2015...

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26 May 2015

120 investor CEOs urge finance ministers to support long-term emissions reduction in global climate deal

Author: Letter initiated by Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change; Investor Group on Climate Change Australia & New Zealand; Asia Investor Group on Climate Change; UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Open letter to Finance Ministers in the Group of Seven (G-7)...

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14 May 2015

Industry lobbyists 'trying to undermine' Paris Climate Summit

Author: Jessica Shankleman, Business Green

Leaked documents reveal how Cefic sought to water down green proposals for the Paris Business & Climate Summit, while raising concerns about industrial competitiveness...Cefic's intervention sparked anger among other stakeholders of the summit....

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