We must drop the neoliberal fairy-tale and accept that business using the profit motive has been a spectacular failure.
I agree, they can do more, anyone can step up to do more…the question is will they?
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.
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.
Resilient homes are built to withstand extremes, such as heavy rainstorms, wildfires and severe wind. They are better than those “built to code.”