Companies need to reset their mission so that profitability is a means to an end - the organisation’s social purpose - not an end in itself is essential.
Emmanuel Faber was trying to pursue a form of stakeholder capitalism.
The climate action plans of three companies in different industries – Delta Air Lines, Amazon and Microsoft – illuminate the three key strategies needed to cut carbon emissions.
Now that passive funds have eclipsed their actively managed competitors, climate finance is increasingly in some new pairs of hands.
As capitalism’s image crumbles, many of the world’s biggest companies are trying to give it new life by showing it can mean more than just making money.
In time Australia’s AAA credit rating will be at risk.
Once a niche market, sustainable finance is now expanding and accelerating, yet too few universities have committed their finance programmes to these issues. The time has come for change.
Companies are flush with cash and profits and soon will have even more once the tax cut takes effect. So they can afford to be good again.
Together, three asset managers now control shares in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the United States.