Insight

Engaging on climate change

There is now almost unanimous scientific consensus that human activity has been the dominant cause of climate change since the 1950s. A growing body of evidence links activities such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels to the impacts of climate change including global warming, rising sea levels, increased incidence of extreme weather events, loss of biodiversity and reduced crop yields. In turn, these effects are expected to bring about societal pressures as populations migrate, wealth distribution is affected and the likelihood of conflict is increased.

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Engagement update: Responsible tax

Taxation is a matter of social justice – paying a ‘fair’ share; it is also one of risk, linked to reputational damage, the impact of changing regulation and uncertainty around future profits.

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