Organisation Name
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
InfluenceMap Query
Climate Science Stance
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

2.0

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Consistent with IPCC need for drastic action

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Recognizing need for urgent action to combat climate change (CBI Director-General John Cridland, Business Green, June 2015)

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In a wide-ranging lecture Cridland reiterated his long-standing view that urgent action to curb greenhouse gas emissions was in the best interest of the business community and could provide valuable new avenues for economic growth. (James Murray, 'CBI boss urges government to back low carbon transition', June 3 2015, accessed 29.07.2015)

Created: 07/07/2015 Last edited: 15/03/2017

 

Consistent with IPCC need for drastic action

InfluenceMap Comment:

Recognizing need for urgent action to combat climate change (CBI director-general, John Cridland, speaking at #BeyondParis, September 2015)

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[...] today’s global challenges like climate change don’t carry passports. And they certainly don’t stop politely at national borders. With the UK responsible for 1% of global greenhouse gases – and the EU making up 11% - we’ll certainly need to do our bit. [...] So first-off, why does business care about this? Well, as any CEO will tell you – making decisions is all about weighing up the ‘costs’ and ‘benefits’. On climate change, both the ‘costs’ of doing nothing and the ‘benefits’ of seizing the business opportunity are clear. [...] What happens if we stick our heads in the sand and just hope it all goes away? Well, the ‘costs’ are as clear as they are catastrophic. For businesses, the ‘value at risk’ costs could exceed four and a half trillion pounds by the end of the century. [...] But besides the ‘costs’ of inaction, the ‘benefits’ of seizing the opportunity and growing the green economy are also clear. We know the UK’s green economy has sales of over 120 billion pounds a year.

Created: 27/11/2015 Last edited: 15/03/2017