See Transition Upside, Swedish Politicians Told

More than 200 Swedish companies, representing around one fifth of the country’s GDP, have called for increased climate ambition from politicians ahead of Sunday’s general election. Published in Swedish daily Aftonbladet, the op-ed said politicians should take a more positive view of the opportunities of transition to a low-carbon economy, rather than treating it as a necessary evil. “Becoming climate-conscious is really about future-proofing your business and continuing to stay competitive. The companies that take sustainability seriously today are those that will be best equipped to do business tomorrow,” the article read. Signatories included the CEOs, founders, and sustainability managers of Ericsson, Telia, Skanska, Siemens, Polestar and ICA, as well as many SMEs. The initiative was organised by We Don’t Have Time, a review platform for climate solutions.

 

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