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OPINION: Our view of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development annual council meeting

There was a buzz among delegates to this month’s World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) annual council meeting and the topic was resilience, planetary boundaries, and the urgent actions businesses must take now to set the world on a more likely path towards a sustainable future. Each year the... [more]…

FEATURE: What the credit crunch did for climate change

Fighting climate change is never going to be easy, no matter what front you are attacking, whether it is on policy, financing, business action or consumer engagement. So on the fifth anniversary of the credit crunch in the UK, has sustainability and climate change been a winner or a loser?... [more]…

OPINION: Have we got a business case for Rio?

Malcolm Preston previews Business Day at Rio+20. We can’t talk about sustainable development in a resource constrained world when all resource usage and consumption is driven by business. Without business there is no consumption. Business has been accused of not being specific enough with government about what they want in... [more]…

OPINION: Durban - financing the future?

Celine Herweijer, director, PwC sustainability and climate change examines what progress was made on the Green Climate Fund in Durban. Durban will be remembered as the birthplace of the Green Climate Fund and it’s a critical outcome, particularly for developing countries. The fund is one of the major distribution channels... [more]…

OPINION: A triumph for the process but will business and market notice?

Jonathan Grant, PwC sustainability and climate change: What we’ve got is a clear signal that may be another clear signal in 2015. So Durban was more of a victory for the UN process, than for the global climate. Look at the targets and follow the money. There is no more... [more]…

FEATURE: Draft Finance Bill 2012

When the Chancellor delivered his autumn statement on 29 November, his focus was on two things: fostering those businesses within the UK that form our economic backbone; and helping industry provide British jobs that will support the British infrastructure. The draft Finance Bill 2012 legislation has the clear aim of... [more]…

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