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High Stakes for a low carbon future

In the third of our Corporate Leadership in the time of Corona series, Jonathon Porritt looks at the way companies in the energy sector are either digging in to protect their current positions, or explicitly hoping to transform global energy markets. There’s one hell of a struggle going out there.…

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Beyond COVID-10: Can Business Really ‘Build Back Better’?

First published by Forum for the Future, May 28, 2020 | The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating impact – both in terms of lives lost and economic disruption. At Forum for the Future, we believe that it would be tragic to go back to yesterday’s “business-as-usual”; moments of radical disruption…

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Aviation: No Going Back

You can understand why airlines here in the UK are appalled at the prospect of people arriving in the UK having to go into quarantine for 14 days. ‘Quarantine would not only have a devastating impact on the UK aviation industry, but also on the wider economy’, was the immediate response from Karen…

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Is COVID-19 The Crisis Both BP And Shell So Badly Need?

Courtesy of COVID-19, the price of oil today (6th April) is hovering around $30. Prices have fallen by more than half in the last month; production is down by roughly 20%; $130 billion of projected investment has been cancelled; many refineries have been shuttered, as demand has collapsed all…

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Keeping the Spotlight on Palm Oil

It feels, in these COVID times, as if literally everything is shifting from what once seemed like a ‘steady state’ to disintegrating chaos. With so much up in the air, is there anything that looks and feels exactly the same? I’m recently back from another trip to Malaysia and Singapore, with both…

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Citizens Assemble – Government Stumbles!

Frankly, it’s been humiliating watching our Prime Minister make such a pig’s ear of hosting this year’s Conference of the Parties in Glasgow in November. This is by far and away the most important Conference since Paris in 2015; the challenge of securing a good outcome from it (let alone the kind…

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