'It's too late to be a pessimist': Paul Polman urges businesses to 'de-risk the political process' on net zero

Cecilia Keating
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Speaking at BusinessGreen's Net Zero Festival, the former Unilever CEO emphasised business community's increasingly important role in pushing policymakers towards more ambitious climate action

In an unsteady political landscape businesses have an increasingly important advocacy role to push policymakers towards more ambitious climate action, former Unilever CEO Paul Polman said yesterday as...

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