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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump ‘Don’t Dump Paris Climate Agreement’

Hundreds of major companies yesterday urged president-elect Donald Trump to implement the Paris climate agreement, which he has vowed to “cancel” once he’s in the White House.

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Why Sustainable Business Leaders Must ‘Think Exponentially’

As corporations increasingly embed sustainability into their long-term plans and decision-making processes, new business models are emerging that promise to deliver financial and non-financial (such as environmental and societal) values while working toward a net-zero emissions economy. A new paper by Volans, commissioned by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, … Read more »

Global Business Community Is Key to Solving Climate Change, Report Says

Global Business Community Is Key to Solving Climate Change, Report Says

When it comes to solving the dilemma created by climate change, the global community has the wherewithal to create a cure. But a permanent fix could remain elusive. That’s the general conclusion reached by DNV GL as it projects out to 2050 and stops at 2030 to look back at where it came and to where it must go.

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 »

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Why Sustainable Supply Chains Matter

Environmental managers and chief sustainability officers are increasingly looking to their supply chains to conserve natural resources and reduce carbon emissions. Considering supply chains are responsible for up to four times the greenhouse gas emissions of a company’s direct operations and many suppliers operate in water-stressed areas of the globe, … Read more »

The $2.1 Trillion Revenue Opportunity for ICT Companies

The $2.1 Trillion Revenue Opportunity for ICT Companies

Information and communication technologies (ICT) companies could realize $2.1 trillion in new annual revenue by 2030 from services that promote the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

GRI, UN Global Compact Renew Sustainability Reporting Partnership to Support Sustainable Development Goals

GRI, UN Global Compact Renew Sustainability Reporting Partnership to Support Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Reporting Initiative and the UN Global Compact have renewed their sustainability reporting collaboration for three years with a focus on supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Climate Policy Is Coming. Is Business Prepared?

Businesses can expect stricter carbon pollution regulations coming soon — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to some. We saw this reasoning explained in companies’ briefs supporting the EPA’s Clean Power Plan last week, with major tech firms Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, along with Ikea and Mars … Read more »

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COP21 Climate Deal: What’s Next for Business

The world’s 195 countries signed a historic climate agreement this weekend in Paris at COP21. And although the agreement doesn’t bind businesses to making and reporting on emissions cuts, it will require ambitious efforts by private corporations, according to COP21 attendees. “At COP 21 businesses showed they supported an ambitious … Read more »

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COP21: 114 Companies Set ‘Science-Based’ Emissions Targets, Business Climate Tool Launched

Some 114 companies — including Ikea, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Walmart, Kellogg and Dell — have committed to set emissions reduction targets in line with what scientists say is necessary to keep global warming below the dangerous threshold of 2 degrees Celsius, according to the Science Based Targets initiative. The announcement was made … Read more »

Kellogg Pledges to Slash Operations Emissions 65% by 2050

Kellogg has announced new science-based emissions targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations 65 percent and help its suppliers reduce their emissions 50 percent by 2050 against a 2015 baseline. Science Based Targets is a joint initiative by CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and … Read more »