Climate change awareness campaigns and social justice movements have been running alongside one another for years. Still, many often overlook the connection between the two. A truly sustainable business model embraces the connection between climate justice and social justice.
Climate change will impact everyone as floods, rising sea levels, wildfires, drought and increasingly unpredictable storm seasons become more frequent and widespread. Vulnerable populations, such as those living below the poverty line, are the most susceptible to the negative impacts of climate change. The unequal provisioning of services and access to resources following such an event make climate change a social justice issue.
Climate change and equity are also matters of growing concern during a time of increasing wealth stratification and economic instability. Because of its impact on consumers and employees, companies must prioritize Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).