Europe's largest firms set to miss net-zero targets

7th October 2021


Almost one-third of Europe's largest companies have now set net-zero emissions targets, but far less are set to deliver on their ambitions.

That is according to a report published today by consultancy giant Accenture, which analysed data from more than 1,000 listed companies across Europe’s major stock indexes. It found that 30% have now

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