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Christ's Climate seminar 1: How business is learning to cooperate in pursuit of climate action

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How business is learning to cooperate in pursuit of climate action

Setting targets and actions on climate change is an increasingly mainstream business activity – built on foundations of a real business case around developing opportunities in a new clean economy and managing risks associated with climate impacts and climate policies.

A growing number of businesses are taking action to cut their carbon emissions, and the most vocal and visible are setting targets and taking actions that position them ahead of comparable ambitions of government – driving action where public policy is lacking. However there are limits to the level of change any business, no matter how sizable its investments or significant it’s supply chain are – and this is where leading businesses are increasingly participating in new collaborations with other businesses and with government to deliver change on a systemic level.

This talk will recap the recent history of business action on climate change, and explore both how the bar for business leadership is rising and also map the growing body of collaborations between business and with government and their implications.

This talk is part of the 2019 Christ’s College Climate Seminars series.

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