Profit over planet: capitalism and creative self-destruction

With climate change an impending reality it seems the world has a problem with overconsumption. But according to two business professors we are failing to address the very cause of climate change – capitalism.

Neoliberal economists argue that climate change – a market problem, is addressed by a market solution. But according to Professor Christopher Wright and Professor Daniel Nyberg more consumption is not the solution in a society where the environmental model is often traded off for a business model. Can we have our cake and eat it too?

Their new book Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations is published by Cambridge University Press.

Story features:

  • Christopher Wright – Professor of Organisational Studies at USyd Business School
  • Daniel Nyberg – Professor of Management at University of Newcastle Business School


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