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Climate Week 2016: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, GRI, RE100

Climate Week 2016 opened yesterday with business and government leaders convening in New York City for dozens of events that focus on the transition to a low-carbon economy. This year’s Climate Week includes a sharp focus on countries ratifying the Paris climate agreement — and what this means for global … Read more »

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. Opponents argue carbon pricing will cause electricity prices to skyrocket and make businesses less competitive. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works … Read more »

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Starbucks, Unilever Urge White House ‘Prepare for Climate Change’

One year after Superstorm Sandy, which resulted in $70 billion in economic losses, 20 major companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the president’s Climate Action Plan. The corporate signatories of the … Read more »

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Nike, UPS, Starbucks Shareholders Demand GHG Cuts, Sustainability Reporting

Investors filed 110 shareholder resolutions this proxy season related to sustainability issues and climate change with 94 US companies, according to business nonprofit Ceres, which helped coordinate the shareholder filings. Among resolutions filed with major US manufacturers, consumer brands and service providers, many investors requested board oversight of corporate sustainability … Read more »

Most of Fortune 100 Have Renewable or GHG Goals

Most of Fortune 100 Have Renewable or GHG Goals

A new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that most of the world’s largest companies aren’t waiting on governments to embrace renewable energy and lower emissions. The report shows that a majority of Fortune 100 companies have set a renewable energy commitment, a greenhouse gas (GHG) … Read more »

Apple, Colgate Among Companies Agreeing to 44 Shareholder Resolutions

Apple, Intel, Colgate, Smucker’s, Crocs, and Garmin are among the companies whose investors successfully used shareholder resolutions to spur corporate action on climate change, hydraulic fracturing, supply chain and water availability risks, among other sustainability issues, during the 2012 proxy voting season. Advocacy group Ceres says of the some 110 … Read more »