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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6 November 2017

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6 November 2017
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Author: Eniko Horvath & Christen Dobson

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27 September 2017

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25 September 2017

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15 September 2017

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8 September 2017

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Author: Ilan Kelman, Eco-business

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30 August 2017

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Author: George Monbiot, The Guardian (UK)

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23 August 2017

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Author: Gulrez Shah Azhar, Eco-business

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14 August 2017

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9 August 2017

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