This short paper explores the nature and implications of corporate influence on the politics and policy of sustainable development. Examining:
- The nature of corporate influence on politics and policy in Europe and the US;
- How corporate influence has impeded effective policymaking in the climate change and biotechnology areas;
- The positive role that companies can play in achieving sound policy making; and,
- How companies can begin to move toward a model of best practice in their political and policy engagement.