Greenwashing Davos

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“Davos is cloaked in white, but its agenda is green,” said Peter Coy at Bloomberg Businessweek. Don’t snicker. Yes, there was the typical swarm of private jets to whisk “some of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people” into Switzerland, where they paid $70,000 a ticket, plus $140,000 if they wanted to rent a chalet for the week. But climate change and the environment topped the agenda at the World Economic Forum, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Many sessions were devoted to climate change, with a particular emphasis placed on ending “free-riding,” or the tendency for businesses to shirk their own climate efforts “while benefiting from the efforts others make.”


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