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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12 April 2016

"Two Degrees of Change” initiative encourages women in company boardrooms to demand climate action

Author: Fiona Harvey, Guardian (UK)

"New campaign enlists women in boardrooms to take up climate issue", 11 Apr 2016...

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7 March 2016

France: New disclosure rules require companies to report on environmental & social factors, including climate risks

Author: Justin Gundlach, Columbia Law School Climate Law Blog

"Energy Transition and Climate Risks Included in New French Financial Disclosure Rules", 5 Mar 2016...

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29 February 2016

UK: Top utility lobby group shifts stance from supporting fossil fuels to campaigning for renewable energy

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian (UK)

"Top lobbying group in historic green energy U-turn", 28 Feb 2016...

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9 February 2016

UN aviation agency to announce world's first carbon emission standard for aircrafts

Author: Allison Lampert and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters (UK)

"U.N. agency seeks to end rift on new aircraft emission rules", 7 Feb 2016...

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1 February 2016

Pakistan: Ministry of Textile to train cotton farmers on how to mitigate climate impacts

Author: Parvez Jabri, Business Recorder (Pakistan)

"Ministry of Textile to organize conference on climate change for educating cotton farmers", 28 Jan 2016...

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25 January 2016

USA: California attorney general to investigate ExxonMobil for allegedly hiding evidence of climate change

Author: Samantha Page, ThinkProgress

"California’s Attorney General Is Now Investigating Exxon", 20 Jan 2016...

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25 January 2016

Walmart & HSBC discuss why responding to climate change responsibly is profitable at World Economic Forum

Author: Saabira Chaudhuri, NASDAQ

"Wal-Mart CEO: Responding to Climate Issues Boosts Profitability", 20 Jan 2016...

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19 January 2016

Commentary: Export credit agencies should promote responsible business practices by adhering to the OECD Guidelines

Author: Roel Nieuwenkamp, Chair of OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct, on Institute for Human Rights and Business

"Evolving Expectations: The role of Export Credit Agencies in promoting and exemplifying responsible business practices", 11 Jan 2016...

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16 January 2016

UK: Expansion of Heathrow airport debated as World Health Organization reveals evidence of deaths due to air pollution

Author: John Vidal & Toby Helm, Guardian (UK)

"Shock figures to reveal deadly toll of global air pollution", 16 Jan 2016...

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16 January 2016

USA: Obama halts new coal mine leases citing industry's climate change impacts

Author: Avaneesh Pandey, International Business Times (USA)

"Climate Change: Obama Administration Halts New Coal-Mining Leases On Public Land", 16 Jan 2016...

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