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Mazars Ireland managing partner Mark Kennedy: ‘We are seeing very high levels of participation by the financial services sector in the climate agenda.’

The commitment of the global financial services sector to playing its part in tackling climate change was highlighted during Cop26 with the emergence (...)

  Cop26 president Alok Sharma: The calls from business leaders  for more action from governments jar with the way many of them have greeted attempts to reduce emissions through regulation or taxation. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

With the greatest respect, Britain’s Prince Charles told world leaders at the Cop26 summit last week, the private sector offered the only prospect of (...)

Subsidies are likely to be needed to drive the necessary action in areas like retrofitting our housing stock, accelerated write-off of fossil-fuel cars and in some sectors of industry. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hopefully the forthcoming conference in Glasgow will nudge the world into taking effective measures to tackle climate change. Having missed our target(...)

President Joe Biden’s proposals would provide a big push toward decarbonisation. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Why does Mickey Mouse want to destroy civilization? OK, that’s probably not what Disney executives think they’re doing. But the Walt Disney Co, along(...)

To tackle climate change effectively, the world must invest in new technologies, such as renewable energy. File photograph: Getty

This month’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlighted the urgency of action to halt climate change. Extreme weather, deli(...)

While just over a half of pension savers said they would like to increase their pension savings into companies helping to combat climate change, roughly two-thirds said they would only consider doing so if they are not paying higher fees and charges.

Workers are actively concerned that their pension savings should be invested in a way that respects environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues,(...)

 More than 1,400km of cycling infrastructure was built during the pandemic in Europe alone, and  similar shifts are afoot from Bogotá to Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

Something odd happened one night last week. For the first time in more than 16 Covid-ridden months I went to a cocktail party. It was a businesswomen’(...)

European Union’s Fit for 55 plan targets emissions in  all sectors of the economy and in international trade.

Brussels will set out plans on Wednesday for the EU to become the world’s first mover on achieving net zero emissions in order to limit global warming(...)

People line up at an ice cream shop in Cheswick, Pennsylvania on June 7th,  in the shadow of the GenOns Cheswick Power Station which still burns coal to produce electricity for the region.  Photograph: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Imagine a world in the not-too-distant future where you walk into a shop to buy a bar of chocolate. There are several different bars to choose from an(...)

A majority of consumers have not fully embraced buying green, according to research. Photograph: iStock

As the oat milk brand Oatly spread across the world last year, its chief executive, Toni Petersson, said his product – which boasts lower greenhouse g(...)

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