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Previewing COP 26

As the climate crisis deepens, and in light of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report, we look at desired and expected outcomes of the 26th Climate Change Conference, and talk to experts about adaptation, building resilience, corporate responsibility and net zero targets.

Mental health awareness

In 2012, Peter Bakker, CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, told the Rio+20 UN conference that “accountants will save the world” from climate change. He was one of the first people to highlight how real change would come from reconfiguring the millions of decisions managers in business, NGOs and the public sector make every day. His words seemed outlandish then, but in 2021 we inhabit an environment where environmental, social and governance (ESG) is well and truly on every board agenda.