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Despite Growing Climate Fears, Global Firms Struggle With Solutions

A survey of 2,000 top executives shows how climate change is affecting companies and what they’re doing about it

The list of actions included using more sustainable materials, increasing energy efficiency and reducing post-pandemic air travel.

The list of actions included using more sustainable materials, increasing energy efficiency and reducing post-pandemic air travel.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

Climate change concerns are growing among top executives at global companies, but they still struggle to implement solutions across their firms to address those worries.

That’s the conclusion of a new survey of 2,000 C-suite executives conducted by professional-services organization Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. More than 97% of respondents said that climate change had already negatively affected their businesses, but only 19% had implemented some of the most common tools across their firms to address the challenge.