Insider blames City short-termism for ICI's environmental problems

The demand for short-term profits from the UK's financial institutions has discouraged ICI from developing and investing in cleaner processes to solve some of its most pressing environmental problems, according to a former senior ICI manager. In a rare insider's insight into the internal dynamics of a major manufacturing business, he also blames the group's inability to keep pace with the environmental agenda for fostering a defensive attitude to external pressures for environmental improvement.

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