Short-sighted business models threaten the long-term success of businesses and life on Earth

Many businesses prioritize short-term profits over the long-term health of the environment and society. For example, Peabody Energy, an American coal firm, continues to prioritize coal despite the climate crisis.

Burning 186.7 million tons of coal costs around $30 billion in climate and health costs, five times more than the $5.6 billion in revenue generated by shipping the coal. These profit-hungry businesses threaten the very prospect of life on Earth and their own long-term success.

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