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nov 19 2014 : Energy and mining companies are ignoring the “existential threat” from climate change and must change the way they operate, the former head of BP warns.

The intervention by Lord Browne, one of the energy world’s most influential voices, comes as coal, oil and gas companies face mounting investor criticism that they are too complacent about the risk of tougher action to curb glo

nov 8 2014 : Water—its scarcity, quality and the regulations affecting it—is becoming a new corporate headache.

According to the CDP survey—sent to 2,200 firms—two-thirds of respondents think water risk could produce a substantial change in their business, mostly within three years.

In 2013 a Chilean court ruled that Barrick of Canada, the world’s largest gold-mining firm, could not go a

oct 7 2014 : George Monbiot:

The demands of business dominate our politicians and embed inequality. It’s a full-blown assault on democracy.

On Friday, the chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, claimed that business is under political attack on a scale it has not faced since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Last month the Commons public accounts committee found that the British gov

july 24 2014 : George Monbiot:

Nature has to be unbundled.

This is the financialisation and securitisation and bond issuing of Nature Capital.

Research in seventy countries produces remarkably consistent results: these values are highly clustered. So, for instance, people who greatly value financial success tend to have much lower empathy than those with a strong sense of intrinsic va

june 23 2014 : Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, a hedge-fund billionaire and major Democratic donor, are linking arms Tuesday to release a report, Risky Business, that argues U.S. companies should treat climate change as any other business threat.

The study concludes that within the next 15 years, higher sea levels, storm surges and

may 27 2014 : Prince Charles said that a “fundamental transformation of global capitalism” was necessary in order to halt “dangerously accelerating climate change” that would “bring us to our own destruction”.

“I remember when the Iron Curtain came down there was a certain amount of shouting about the triumph of capitalism over communism. Being somewhat contrary, I didn't think it was quit

march 24 2014 : George Monbiot: New research suggests that there was never a state of grace. We have always been the nemesis of the planet's wildlife.

Or can we stop? Can we use our ingenuity, which for two million years has turned so inventively to destruction, to defy our evolutionary history?

march 9 2014 : Prime Minister Tony Abbott was right last week to describe foresters as the ''ultimate conservationists''. He said he would seek to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forest marked for World Heritage protection.

In fact, Abbott could go further. Tasmania's economic malaise is crying out for a free-market approach to environmentalism, and the easiest way of taking the politics
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