Can big business really help with the climate crisis?
Tue 8 November 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Can big business really help address our urgent environmental crisis? The world runs on their profits. Brands give people meaning. Politicians compete to be supportive. They increasingly talk sustainability and yet, just 100 global companies were responsible for 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions over the past thirty years. In this talk, Mike will explore the potential for large firms to meaningfully address the causes and consequences of a changing climate. He will realistically explore the profound challenges of intervening in such complex systems – accepting new accountabilities, engaging in genuine collaborations, adopting disruptive technologies – in order to discuss whether big business can be both source and solution for climate change.
Professor Michael Lewis, School of Management, University of Bath