Beyond the market fetish: Using renewables to build political momentum for climate action 17 Mar 2016
Renew Economy published an article by Professor Christopher Wright about the role of business in addressing climate change.
Sustainable future talks 02 Mar 2016
Professor Christopher Wright was mentioned by the Wentworth Courier with regards to his participation in a 'sustainable future' public forum, at The Scots College.
The Guardian published an article by Professor Christopher Wright about balancing climate change fears and the reality of business.
Paris Climate vs Big Business 08 Dec 2015
Professor Christopher Wright was interviewed on 2SER FM about the final negotiations at the Paris Climate Summit.
ABC The Drum
An article published on The Drum mentioned the work of Professor Christopher Wright in analysing the complex relationship between corporations and climate change.
Corporations and climate change 22 Nov 2015
ABC Radio National
Professor Christopher Wright was interviewed on Radio National about the connection between business and climate change in the lead up to the Paris Climate Talks.
Why should HR care about climate change? 20 Nov 2015
Changeboard published an opinion piece co-authored by Professor Christopher Wright about how HR professionals can address climate change through redefining business practices.
Professor Christopher Wright was interviewed on 2SER FM about the nexus between capitalism and climate change.
The Wire interviewed Professor Christopher Wright about his book 'Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self Destruction' and how 'business as usual' is hurtling us towards climate catastrophe.
The corporate world is on a devastating road to “creative self-destruction” because it prizes profits over the planet, according to a new book which critically examines the business response to climate change, described by the authors as “the greatest threat of our time.” Read more
Big business must put 'planet over profit' 06 Oct 2015
Sky News Business
Sky News Business interviewed Professor Christopher Wright about his new book 'Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations' and how companies need to prioritise the planet over profit.
'Greening' the economy won't stop climate change 05 Oct 2015
ABC Radio National Drive
Professor Christopher Wright was interviewed on ABC Radio National about the launch of his new book 'Capitalism, Climate Change and Corporations'.
Business bagged on climate change 30 Sep 2015
Regional newspapers reported on the release of a book co-authored by Professor Christopher Wright, Climate Change, Climate Capitalism and Corporations, which examines companies' environmental policies.
The Conversation published an opinion piece co-authored by Professor Christopher Wright about the climate crisis ahead of the Paris Climate Talks in December.
In her latest book, ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate’, writer and environmental activist, Naomi Klein, argues that climate change is a product of the dominant global economic system. Read more
Professor Christopher Wright interviewed activist Naomi Klein on The Conversation about capitalism and climate change.
The University of Sydney Business School
Stakeholder engagement, value creation, sustainability and responsibility have become common in the parlance of contemporary business language and even sometimes practice; however the concepts of meaning, purpose, empowerment, and dare it be said selflessness, love and spirituality are not readily associated with capitalist business, until now. John Mackey and Raj Sisodia, co-founders of the Conscious Capitalism movement, along with companies such as Whole Foods Market, Patagonia, Airbnb and a host of others, are putting human beings, creativity, innovation and social cooperation at the centre of business endeavour. Read more
Oxford University identifies Australia’s most polluting coal fired power stations and the risk they pose to investors 27 Mar 2015
Australia’s most polluting ‘subcritical’ coal fired power stations have been identified in a major report by the Stranded Assets Programme at the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Read more
A recently published book co-authored by the Business School's Professor of Organisational Change, Dr Christopher Wright, says that corporate management is evolving in a way that could spell the end of the multi-billion dollar consulting sector. Read more
The property sector must now take 'big bold steps' rather than rely on incremental change to ensure that our cities of the future are more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. This was the key message from world leaders in the field of business sustainability who spoke at a ground breaking symposium hosted by the Business School's Balanced Enterprise Research Network (BERN) and the sustainability consultancy, Morphosis. Read more
BBC News (UK) quotes Professor Christopher Wright about ways in which the agriculture sector is adapting to climate change.
The private sector will need to invest 20 to 30 times the amount currently being spent by governments and the not-for-profit sector in order to halt damaging climate change, according Adjunct Professor (Finance) Mark Burrows. Read more
The Biodiversity Crisis and its devastating environmental, social and economic consequences 02 Oct 2014
University of Sydney researchers say that the loss of biodiversity due to population growth, the use of fossil fuels, climate change and globalised economic activity, is now systemic and virtually impossible to halt. Read more
In an opinion piece following the repeal of the carbon tax, Dan Cass suggests focusing efforts on renewable energy, rather than a price on carbon, as a way to implement positive changes.
An international team of experts backed by the United States National Science Foundation has devised an eight point plan designed to halt unsustainable levels of environmental degradation wrought by the private sector. Read more
While most major firms claim a commitment to CSR, few have convinced the public that they are making a positive contribution to society, according to the Hewlett Packard Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of York's Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Professor Dirk Matten. Read more
Max Baker discusses the government's pending decision to allow the sale of our largest publicly listed agribusinesses, GrainCorp, to giant American company Archer Daniels Midland.
That the social debate around climate change is a 'culture war' should come as no surprise to anyone observing current political debate in Australia, the US, UK and Canada.
As the disconnect between political obfuscation and climate science continues, how might individuals respond to climate change?
A commitment to sustainability has become a typical component of any modern-day corporation's public face. Visit the homepages of major organisations in any sector, from coal-mining to cola-making, and you'll find "green" credentials front and centre.
Professor Christopher Wright is interviewed about the potential outcomes of changes to the carbon tax legislation.
Climate change is often characterised as a 'crisis', but should it be more accurately understood as a 'catastrophe'.
Why We Argue About Climate Change, challenges conventional thinking on the power of disruptive technology 11 Sep 2013
The NSW Treasurer, Mike Baird, has launched a new book by Business School lecturer, Eric Knight. Titled Why We Argue About Climate Change, it has been described as 'a challenging and exciting' new way of thinking about the most divisive issue in politics today. Read more
Identifying and harnessing the emotional levers that drive positive change in people is the key to the climate change debate, writes Chris Wright and Daniel Nyberg in the Conversation.
New Research Network focuses on balance in response to environmental, social, political and financial crises 03 Sep 2013
The University of Sydney Business School has now launched its Balanced Enterprise Research Network (BERN) in a search for insights into how business in particular, can better balance economic, environmental and social concerns while creating value for a wide range of stakeholders. Read more
The announcement by prime minister Kevin Rudd and minister for transport Anthony Albanese on high-speed rail suggests both men at least want to maintain the momentum of the debate on the project, writes Dr Rico Merkert from the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.
Business, government and society need an integrated, collaborative response to Climate Change challenges - sustainability project co-leader 14 Aug 2013
In too many countries, the challenges of climate change have been politicized to the point where debating minor issues appears more important than tackling global problems before they get worse, according the University of Sydney Business School's Professor Steve Elliot. Read more
Significant returns await Australian firms prepared to invest in the poor here and abroad, say organisers of a poverty alleviation roundtable at the University of Sydney. Read more
Lecturer Max Baker has published an article on Corporate Social Responsibility at The Conversation.
Two of the world's leading experts on impact investing are in Sydney this week as guests of the United States Studies Centre (USIS) and the University of Sydney Business. Read more
Professor Andy Hoffman has urged Australian business to take advantage of the opportunities offered by climate change. Read more
Despite the widespread scientific consensus regarding anthropogenic climate change, ideological rhetoric dominates the global political discourse. This is preventing the development of clear policy frameworks that companies need for long-term investments. In spite of this, there are signs of progress at the international, national and corporate levels, writes Christopher Wright and Andy Hoffman.