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    Where do multinationals fit in global efforts to adapt to climate change?

Where do multinationals fit in global efforts to adapt to climate change?

Climate change is widely recognized as one of the critical global challenges on the political agenda and is not a new topic for the boardrooms of multinational corporations (MNCs) either. Ahead of the upcoming climate change summit in Paris in December governments and companies are pledging emission reduction targets and are working on new initiatives to lower their carbon […]

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    The world needs to stop relying on linear business models that produce waste

The world needs to stop relying on linear business models that produce waste

The industrial revolution 200 years ago created what we call a linear economy. Ever since, we have been relying on such a model to achieve economic growth, and standards of living have improved significantly. But we pay a high price for it. In this type of “take, make and dispose” economy, companies operate with blinders on and industries function […]

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    The energy sector is changing fast, but is it enough to keep global warming within 2ºC?

The energy sector is changing fast, but is it enough to keep global warming within 2ºC?

“This industry is going through a tremendous transformation. We used to have a pretty good idea of what future needs would be….That world has ended.” – Steve Holliday, CEO National Grid
The way we generate, transport, store and use energy is changing: the centralised system of large emissions-intensive, often state-owned power plants that send electricity to consumers using inflexible tariff […]