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Have Canadian companies become climate skeptics? When it comes to their views on the effectiveness of global climate pacts, they most certainly are. So, what does this mean for widespread adoption and implementation of sustainable business practices when less than a quarter of organizations are concerned with environmental threats?
Canada has long been considered a progressive country when it comes to the fight against climate change and it has made a number of policy pledges to back that up, notably its commitment to achieving a net-zero carbon economy through ambitious emission reduction targets, a national carbon tax and government support programs to foster sustainable business operations.
While Canadian policy makers view climate change as a major threat, Canadian businesses may not be on the same page, according to our latest survey. In fact, only 16% of Canadian organizations believe sustainability risks pose a threat to potential growth. Additionally, there is rising skepticism about whether or not these ambitious targets put forth at international climate summits will make a real difference.