Analysis: How retailers are combating climate change

Lush closed in support of the climate change strike

As millions globally protest about the accelerating climate crisis, we look at how retailers are playing their part in addressing one of the most pressing problems facing humanity.

On a day when millions of people worldwide walked out of schools, universities, homes and businesses to demand urgent action on the climate crisis, the world’s biggest retailer has issued a clarion call for the business community.

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos’ pledge to make his etail empire carbon neutral by 2040 – a decade ahead of the goals agreed in the 2016 Paris climate accord – is a big statement of intent.

As some governments vacillate or even roll back regulations on climate protection, businesses internationally are increasingly taking the lead.

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