23 June 2021 14:00 BST (Virtual)
A pandemic-inspired focus on corporate resilience is giving way to a new long-term agenda as companies begin truly to face up the disruptive implications and impacts of climate change. As governments push for transition to imagined ‘green economies’ and towards targets for net zero carbon, climate risk is moving to the centre of companies’ debates over their strategies and processes as well as their leadership, workforces and cultures. Post COVID, there is pressure for the resumption of global trade and the return of economic growth. But at what environmental and other external costs? Societal expectations are changing fast, and there is growing awareness of rising climate dangers associated with today’s economic paradigms. Can businesses keep up? Can they be part of the solution? Can they even lead the way?