Multinationals causing ₤1.4tn of damage to environment every year

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Report part of long-term vision to make firms accountable for environmental impacts

The world's 3,000 largest companies are causing £1.4 trillion worth of environmental damage every year, according to an unpublished UN report seen by the Guardian. The report calculated about half...

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