For each topic, we give you the chance to ask questions to our experts.
For Big corp power, meet Mark Stevenson - whose job it is to work with big corporations. How? Let's find out...
Here's the pick of Mark's answers (and there are many more in the comments below):
My question is, are companies a cause of the phenomenon of climate change or a factor in this cause?
appreciative_pear, Shouka Prep Girls School, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Mark's answer: If you're asking 'are companies solely responsible for climate change?' the answer is 'no' - that is a collective responsibility held between governments, corporations and civil society. The rules of the market as currently perceived and practiced however prioritise short-term financial profit over long-term civilisational survival - so right now corporations are the major source of the problem due to their emissions - and also therefore, a major part of the solution. See: https://racetozero.unfccc.int/
Will robots be a good helper in creating a stable climate and a clean environment?
independent_technology, Jabalia Prep Girls A School, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Mark's answer: They can play a part - if they are manufactured in a climate negative way, if they can reduce the carbon footprint of work that would otherwise be done by a human (e.g. by being less energy intensive or more efficient). But robots are not *the* answer - that lies in the interplay of society, technology and governance.
Do you think that it is possible to change the priorities and priorities of major companies to reduce injuries from Covid 19 and be environmentally and climate-friendly?
impartial_lute, Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Mark's answer: Yes, it is entirely possible to get people to change the goals of large companies - this is mostly my job. How? That is a very long answer but it starts with talking to the emotions of those involved - to get them to feel the need to be better, not just think it. The brain does the PR for what the heart has already decided. With the heart engaged you can work with investors, legislators and employees to create a new purpose and direction for an organisation. You might interested in https://bcorporation.uk/.