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Poll: Who is the Real Climate Villain?

In our latest LinkedIn poll, we ventured into the tangled web of climate accountability. With 53% pointing the finger at consumers and individuals, it’s clear this is a hot topic with no easy answers. The poll results are a rich tapestry of opinions, with every thread leading to a different suspect.

Poll results

We – consumers & individuals 53%
Corporates & industry 22%
Government & politicians 19%
Financial investors 7%

Consumers, with their market-driving demands, sit at the top. But let’s not forget, large corporates and industries wield considerable clout over product choices and technologies. Democratic governments, though market and vote-driven, have years between elections to act with conscience. And those big investors? They can nudge both governments and corporates with the persuasive power of their purse strings.

My take on this tangled web?

It’s tempting to cast ourselves as the primary villains in the climate saga. Yes, consumer demand drives markets, but this is a multifaceted drama. Corporates and governments, with their significant leverage and policy-making power, play crucial roles. They’re the chess players in a game where each move impacts the planet’s health.
And yet, the story isn’t black and white. It’s a spectrum of grey, where responsibility is shared and the power to change lies at multiple levels. It’s not just about pointing fingers; it’s about understanding the complexity of this interplay.

In a nutshell

This poll peeks into a labyrinth where every path leads to a different form of accountability. While it’s easy to self-flagellate, the truth is, we’re all part of this intricate dance. Corporates, governments, investors, and yes, we individuals, each have a role in scripting a sustainable future. It’s about collective action, shared responsibility, and the wisdom to recognize that every small choice adds up to a big impact. As we navigate this journey, let’s remember, the real villain is inaction, and the hero? It could be any one of us, ready to make a change.

About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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