Companies need to drop the charade and admit that their efforts to be sustainable have largely failed. It’s time to stop pretending to be part of the solution and come back to the table and be a real partner for positive change.
We are told by most politicians that our challenges are serious and that they are taking the necessary steps to protect us, but deep down we know better.
We’re not talking about a few tweaks here and there, but rather, a dramatic shift in the ideological approach and the narrative of the role of business.
The Greening of Business and Win-Win solutions via CSR, Impact Investing and Profit with Purpose appear to just be a cover for corporate elites and billionaires that distract the public while they continue to plunder the planet and add to their billions.
When it comes to climate change, like a snake shedding its skin, we need to leave those politicians with bad ideas behind.
The current consensus for the carbon tax is that we all need to pay it so that we can begin to change our collective behaviour. This is pure neoliberal nonsense.
Politicians are in a tough spot, ideally they would like to try and solve these big problems but at the same time they don’t want to upset their bosses; the billionaires and corporate elites.
Part II: How Billionaire Greed Ruined a Perfectly Good Strategy Called Corporate Sustainability (and Democracy). 3 Possible Pathways Forward
There’s still time to make things better, but we must acknowledge the truth about what is at the core of our climate plundering and wealth concentrating system.