Baker McKenzie and Trench Rossi Watanabe* were again on the ground at this years’ COP27 conference held in Sharm-el-Sheik. The team led a three-part webinar series focused on developments and impact of this year’s COP on emerging markets and key takeaways following the event, which they note had a strong focus on implementation.
Across sectors and industries, from start-ups to multinationals, companies everywhere are talking about their sustainability credentials — and in particular, their intention to reach net-zero. Businesses have recognized that a net-zero pledge can be a powerful public message, in the face of growing pressure to tackle the climate crisis and an expectation that business be part of the solution. But amidst all the rhetoric, how much progress are we really making? Are we on course to reach net-zero by 2050, or are businesses simply jumping on the bandwagon on the road to net nowhere? We surveyed 1,000 business leaders to find out more.