This Working Life: Don’t take on the world in one go

The key to making your business more sustainable is to break the job into smaller parts

Trying to tackle all of a business’s emissions is daunting. Picture: Getty

Most business leaders don’t want to be responsible for inflicting damage on an already fragile planet. They want to figure out pragmatic ways to combat climate change.

Many understand why the issue is important. A failure to have carbon targets in place can affect access to capital, and the ability to attract new investors and retain customer loyalty. It can also make it difficult to attract top talent.

But many also find the issue overwhelming. ...