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Given Roy Morgan research suggests that 26 per cent of Australian businesses have been impacted by recent bushfires, what is The NSW Business Chamber’s position on climate change?

Echonetdaily asked the chamber, ‘Does the chamber believe there is a connection with anthropogenic (human induced) climate change and the current bush fires? If so, what is the chamber doing to address this?’

Chamber CEO Stephen Cartwright replied, ‘The NSW Business Chamber is currently focussed on the short-term mission of helping the estimated 26,000 small business owners throughout our state, and their staff, to survive and then recover from the impacts of the recent fires and those impacted by the crippling drought. Many regional towns rely upon these small businesses to function, and we will do all that we can to help them recover.

Changing climate

‘The Chamber understands that Australia, as nation and as part of the global community, must continue to grapple with the impacts of the changing climate and we intend to be a constructive contributor to that important conversation.

‘The Chamber is pleased to note the increasing level of business investment and commitment to the development of smarter and more sustainable ways of operation, and we fully support the continued exploration of new and innovative ways to solve future challenges. Indeed, we believe that it will be the business community that will drive this innovation’.

According to The NSW Business Chamber’s website, its corporate partners include Wetpac, QANTAS, PWC, Destination NSW, and NRMA.

Its board includes members who have held positions on various other chambers and corporate boards.

As for emissions reductions, the chamber says on its website that they have included an Excellence in Sustainability award within their annual Business Awards program.

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