Three minutes to midnight

Save the planet? You’re having a laugh! This new column explores our role in tackling the complicated combination of economic, environmental and social challenges we face. It will be a place to question, offer, share, explore, challenge, dissent, celebrate, reflect, learn and enjoy. Chris Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, was a guest at a recent client event. He shared a story of a taxi driver who asked him what he did. Chris told him about the agency’s work. “Haven’t we got better things to think about than saving the planet?”, the driver said. It’s a funny,...

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