From pipe dream to imperative: Companies must act on carbon offsetting plans now for a better future

Deep Dive into ESG - net zero

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Susana Coutinho of MainStreet Partners
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Susana Coutinho of MainStreet Partners

It is 2050. Increasingly extreme weather events plague the earth; large masses of land have been rendered inhospitable; millions of people are displaced from their homes every year; and each time you step outside you are required to wear a mask due to a visible deterioration in air quality.

This is not some dystopian future envisioned by a sci-fi author with an over-active imagination. This is the reality facing humankind if global warming continues to rampage unchecked. It is documented at length in Christina Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac's book The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis.  Figueres was executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016 and is one of the architects of the 2015 Paris Agreement. ESG Blog: Study finds over 40% of investors are overlooking climate change risks This historic and l...

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