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Off-topic: “Corporate responses to #climate”, interview with #academics

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Two academics, one based in the UK and the other in Australia, have just had a rather excellent article called “Creative self-destruction: corporate responses to climate change as political myths” published in the journal Environmental Politics.  Here’s an interview with the Ozzie, Christopher Wright.

1) Who are you and how did you come to be co-writing the articles that you have?

I am a Professor of Organisational Studies at The University of Sydney Business School and have been researching the role of management and corporations in capitalism for over 25 years. I’ve been personally interested in climate change since the early 2000s and about ten years ago I ran into a new group of ‘sustainability managers’ in some of the large businesses I was studying. I was fascinated by these individuals’ often personal concern with environmental and social issues and the apparent tensions with organisational objectives (maximising shareholder value…

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Fossil Fuel Divestment: Climate Proofing Your Finances

With the growing success of the divestment movement in the United States and concern over ‘stranded assets’ as the climate crisis exacerbates, the Balanced Enterprise Research Network (BERN) at the University of Sydney Business School, in association with 350.orgMarket Forces and the Australia Institute, hosted a panel discussion on Thursday 29th May exploring the potential for fossil free investment. You can view a video of the event below.

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