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How Concerned Are CEOs About Climate Change? Answer: Not at All.

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

GR:  Lack of CEO interest in climate change is not surprising, but it is terribly disappointing.

, Guardian, Tuesday 20 January 2015 13.28 EST

“In an annual PwC survey of chief executives, global warming didn’t even make the list of key concerns or priorities, falling far below regulation and taxation.

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Public confidence that companies will do the right thing will continue to erode unless businesses get more involved in fighting climate change, writes Jo Confino. 

“In a critical year for action to prevent runaway climate change, one would hope the issue would rank high on chief executives’ list of business risks to worry about.

“So it comes as a shock to discover that climate change appears so low on their list of concerns that professional services group PricewaterhouseCoopers did not even bother to include it in its global survey of business leaders.

“PwC’s 18th annual global CEO survey, released Tuesday to coincide with the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, failed to even ask 1,322 business leaders about their global warming concerns after only 10% registered concern the previous year.

“A spokeswoman for PwC said that climate change did not make it into the top 19 risks CEOs were questioned about because of their lack of interest in the subject” (Continue reading).

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