hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

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.

Get RSS feed of these results

Related stories and components

Article
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...

Read more

Article
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...

Read more

Article
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...

Read more

Article
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...

Read more

Article
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...

Read more

Article
12 January 2016

Investors increase pressure on companies to address climate change via proxy shareholder resolutions

Author: Andrea Vittorio, Bloomberg BNA (USA)

"Investors Eye Oil Majors' Lobbying on Climate Policy", 12 Jan 2016...

Read more

Article
12 December 2015

UN Global Compact statement

Author: Lise Kingo, UN Global Compact

"UN Global Compact Welcomes Historic Climate Agreement Adopted by 195 countries in Paris at COP21"...

Read more

Article
10 December 2015

COP21: Paris climate talks enter tense final few hours

Author: Pilita Clark and Michael Stothard, Financial Times (UK)

Talks on a new global climate accord entered a tense stalemate on Thursday…One of the most contentious stand-offs to emerge…is a push to require countries to revisit every five years the voluntary climate pledges that more than 180 nations have made...

Read more

Article
8 December 2015

Fund Is Switching Investments Away From Polluters, Chief Says

Author: Stanley Reed, New York Times

One corporate chief after another has been stepping onto the stage at a conference…to pledge allegiance to environmental causes…One of the more influential statements of the day may have come from Yngve Slyngstad, the chief investment manager of the...

Read more

Article
7 December 2015

COP21: Business seeks global carbon pricing at climate summit

Author: Michael Stothard, Financial Times (UK)

Amid the cacophony of competing interests at the Paris climate summit…Businesses are aware that…there is a danger that emission reductions will come from painful and complex top-down government mandates. What they want instead is a framework for...

Read more