COP26: CEOs 'unequivocally call' for bolder government climate action as net zero goals become new normal

Survey of over 1,230 CEOs

James Murray
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7% of CEOS said they are 'advanced' in setting up early warning systems to prepare for climate-risk events
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7% of CEOS said they are 'advanced' in setting up early warning systems to prepare for climate-risk events

A global survey finds just 18% of CEOs think policymakers have given them the clarity they need to meet climate goals.

A global survey published to coincide with today's speeches from world leaders at the COP26 Climate Summit reveals that the overwhelming majority of CEOs are desperate to see more ambitious climate policy signals from governments around the world. Undertaken by the United Nations Global Compact and consultancy giant Accenture, the survey was based on extensive one-on-one interviews with more than 100 leading chief executives and a survey of over 1,230 CEOs across 113 countries and 21 industries. It found that only 18% of CEOs said that governments and policymakers have given them the cla...

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