Companies are beginning to realize there’s more to lose from offending consumers who are aware of how cheap plastic products feed global warming, choke oceans, kill wildlife and — more slowly — threaten us. This is especially the case when it comes to packaging.
The largest investor initiative tackling climate change says after two years of talking to the most polluting companies, data show most haven’t aligned their businesses with the Paris accord and that its members need to ramp up pressure.
For more than 20 years, the Business Roundtable, a lobbying group consisting entirely of chief executive officers, has maintained that the primary mission of corporations is to serve the interests of their shareholders. Now the group wants the world to believe that it values other fundamentals as well.