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Business as unusual: the required response to the climate challenge

8 January 2014 – With the release of the fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) the world has received another of science’s periodic warnings of the need to change, or face disaster.

Business as unusual

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Private sector organisations are changing their attitude, and are beginning to see possibilities for new business in climate change mitigation. This progress is being accelerated by the proactive work of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders’ Group (CLG).

About the author

Polly Courtice

Polly is Director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She is also Founder Director of The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme and Academic Director of our Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership.

Polly is a member of the University of Cambridge’s Board of Executive and Professional Education, the University’s Environmental Policy Review Committee, and the Northwest Cambridge Development Quality Panel. She is a Director of Jupiter Green Investment Trust, and is on the environmental / sustainability advisory boards for AstraZeneca, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Lloyds Banking Group and Nespresso. She is also a member of Northern Ireland’s Prosperity Advisory Panel. In 2008 Polly was made a Lieutenant of the Victorian Order (LVO) announced in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Polly is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and has an MA from the University of Cambridge.