Lobbying is not always bad

Corporate lobbying has got itself a pretty bad name in the last 15 years.

Particularly corporate lobbying around sustainability issues. Climate change being the most obvious. I doubt I need to go into detail about that here.

But there can be good lobbying too.

We’re seeing it, again on climate change now. Big firms pulling out of recalcitrant membership groups such as the US Chamber of Commerce, for example.

These companies can and are, doing ‘good’ lobbying to encourage Governments to do progressive things on climate change related rules and incentives for business.

That’s a good thing for sure. It’s time for companies to reclaim lobbying, by showing on their websites and in their communications how they are pitching for progress, not holding it back.

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