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IEDP: The environment and business post COP26


Cambridge Judge Business School faculty- Dr David Reiner and Professor Jenifer Howard-Grenville- reflect on COP26 conference.

“Glasgow has played a valuable role as the first real chance to assess progress since the Paris Agreement,” Dr Reiner, Associate Professor in Technology Policy at Cambridge Judge, said. “What will ultimately determine genuine progress will be whether we see the many trillions of dollars in public and private investment, which will be needed to address every aspect of the climate problem over the 2020s and beyond.”

“The connections between climate change and nature – and the value to business and society from all that nature provides – clean water, clean air, food, fibre, pollination, healthy living environments, and natural defences against flood, forest fire and drought – are increasingly recognised by business, investors, and policy makers,” says Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies at Cambridge Judge, in the chapter she wrote for a climate leadership toolkit, released at the COP26 by Business Schools for Climate Leadership.

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