While the impassioned words of environmental activists like Greta Thunberg and her supporters strike fear in the hearts of those who care deeply for the future of our planet, for many people in business, this new wave of environmental militarism is nothing more than a nuisance that threatens the future of business as we know it.
It’s no secret that when it comes to the environment, the entire manufacturing industry has a not-so-stellar reputation. You might be tempted to remind people - rightfully so - that without your input, we’d probably still be in the coal ages - literally.
These days, two superpowers are battling for supremacy on the world manufacturing stage - the US and China. China’s manufacturing capacity has been growing steadily in the twenty-first century and with GDP of $13.2 trillion in 2018 it has become a powerful force on the world stage.