Paul Polman: Retailers that fail on climate change are ‘heading to the graveyard’

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Former Unilever boss Paul Polman has urged retailers to escape “the rat race of quarterly reporting” in order to drive longer-term change on sustainability. 

Delivering the World Retail Congress annual lecture to a standing ovation, Polman warned business leaders that “the time for action is now” and insisted retailers that fail to go green are “heading to the graveyard of dinosaurs”.

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