Yikes!!! by Manola Secaira on Grist
Online — A report from InfluenceMap, a U.K. think tank, assessed the 50 biggest companies influencing climate policy and found that 35 actively fight against climate-friendly legislation.
The chart maps out the companies according to how strongly they support policies to combat climate change (the x-axis) and how politically engaged they are when doing so (the y-axis).
InfluenceMap’s analysis on corporate climate policy influence produces two metrics:
- The Total Score expresses how supportive or obstructive the company is towards climate policy aligned with the Paris Agreement, including the analysis of its trade association links.
- The Engagement Intensity expresses the intensity of this activity, whether positive or negative.
A company with a low Total Score and a high Engagement Intensity is actively opposing climate policy, as in the upper left of the quadrant chart.
Similarly, the companies in the upper right quadrant clearly see the business case for more
ambitious climate policy and are positive, active advocates.
The companies in the lower quadrants are in between these extremes with a pathway from active opposition to active support shown by the thick blue arrow.
InfluenceMap enables a world where crucial decisions are legitimately influenced and objectively made. We do this by empowering our partners with data-driven and clearly communicated analysis on critical societal issues such as climate change. InfluenceMap is a non profit Community Interest Company, (CIC) No. 9480976, ased at 40 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UD, UK – https://influencemap.org/
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