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Chemical Companies Investing Millions as Countries Agree to Phase Out HFC Gases

Chemical companies including Honeywell and Chemours are scaling up efforts to make low global warming coolants used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, following a global deal to phase down super-polluting hydrofluorocarbon gases.

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Chemical Companies Investing Millions as Countries Agree to Phase Out HFC Gases

Chemical companies including Honeywell and Chemours are scaling up efforts to make low global warming coolants used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, following a global deal to phase down super-polluting hydrofluorocarbon gases.

Which Companies Lead at Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategies?

Which Companies Lead at Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategies?

Unilever does the best job integrating sustainability into its business strategy, a position the company has held for the past six years, according to a survey by global consultancies GlobeScan and SustainAbility.

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Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Gets a Boost

Six global companies have joined RE100 with commitments to 100 percent renewable energy across their operations, coinciding with a government-led Corporate Sourcing of Renewables campaign that launched at the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco.

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Climate Action 2016 Summit: What Role Will Business Play?

Like COP21 in Paris last December, the Climate Action Summit brings together policy makers and private companies, which will be directly affected by climate policies in the transition to a low-carbon economy. It’s a good idea for executives to get involved at the summit, or at least pay close attention from the sidelines.

Insurance Industry Could be Global Warming’s Toughest Foe

Earth to the Earthly: Global temperatures are rising and threatening both commerce and the ecology — a message that climate scientists want to convey on this Earth Day 2016. And they have an uncommon but strong ally: the insurance industry, which doesn’t want to get stuck with the bill.  Uncommon … Read more »

How to Manage Carbon Emissions — and Carbon Policy — Across the Value Chain

How to Manage Carbon Emissions — and Carbon Policy — Across the Value Chain

Carbon pricing, in the form of a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system, is used by businesses and governments all over the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions and, according to proponents, grow the economy. Critics say the opposite is true, but more on that later. Carbon pricing pushes companies … Read more »

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GRI, CDP Guidance Helps Companies Report Climate Impacts

The Global Reporting Initiative and CDP have released their latest linkage guidance to help companies report on their climate-related impacts and avoid duplicating their disclosure efforts. Thousands of companies use GRI’s sustainability reporting guidelines and respond to CDP’s climate change questionnaire every year. The two reporting organizations first published a … Read more »

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Does the Aircraft Emissions Standard Fall Short?

The first-ever global emissions standard for commercial aircraft — years in the making — moved closer to takeoff this week as the United Nation’s aviation body proposed carbon pollution limits for airplanes. The International Civil Aviation Organization did not release details of its proposal. But that hasn’t stopped the aviation … Read more »

US Dominates World’s Most Sustainable Companies List

US Dominates World’s Most Sustainable Companies List

BMW is the world’s most sustainable company, according to the Corporate Knight’s 12th annual Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list. The automaker is followed by software company Dassault Systems in second place, construction and engineering firm Outotec in third, Commonwealth Bank of Australia in fourth and Adidas in fifth. Gas … Read more »

Davos: Nestlé, Unilever CEOs Join Food Waste Reduction Coalition

Davos: Nestlé, Unilever CEOs Join Food Waste Reduction Coalition

A coalition to reduce food waste made up of CEOs of major companies, government officials, heads of nonprofits and others formed today at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The coalition, called Champions 12.3, aims to accelerate progress toward meeting Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals … Read more »

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Will New Analysis Raise US Business Support for Carbon Pricing Policy?

As global companies increasingly rally behind putting a price on carbon, new analysis from the World Resources Institute finds a carbon price — either a carbon tax or cap-and-trade program — would reduce emissions even more than the US Energy Information Administration has predicted. In WRI’s new issue brief, Putting … Read more »

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016: Who Made the List?

The world’s most sustainable companies are located in Europe, according to RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2016. The investment specialist today announced which companies made the annual list from each of the 59 industries analyzed. The Yearbook looks back at companies’ sustainability performance in 2015 and includes the best 15 percent per … Read more »