Daniel Nyberg is a Professor of Management at the Newcastle Business School in Australia. His main research focus is seeking to understand how corporations responsibly – or not so responsibly – engage with society and the environment. He has a background in social sciences and co-authored the book Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction.
In this thought provoking interview, Daniel offers a challenging perspective on how corporations pursue sustainability strategies with a particular focus on climate change. In his research, Daniel found that businesses struggle to uphold their climate change goals over the long-term, eventually reverting back to prioritizing growth over green initiatives. In a wide ranging discussion, Daniel also discusses the role investors and governments play in influencing corporate compliance with respect to sustainability practices and debates what role corporations should play in dealing with climate change.