The Guardian reports on former Unilever CEO, Paul Polman’s call for CEOs to become more heroic in their efforts to combat climate change and mass impoverishment.

He is clearly right: while politicians clearly need to step up to do a lot of the heavy lifting, there is a lot that CEOs can be doing, too. And, as we all know, time is short.

Appendix IX shows how companies which externalise their costs become an engine for mass impoverishment and environmental destruction.