The blueprint to a low-carbon construction industry

The blueprint to a low-carbon construction industry by Tony Rooke, Reporting and Project Director, CDP The volume of construction output worldwide is projected to grow by 85 percent by 2030. This presents a dual challenge to the global construction industry. It has to meet both increasing demand and mitigate the increasing political, regulatory and financial risk as…

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The Apparel Industry’s Environmental Impact in 6 Graphics

The Apparel Industry’s Environmental Impact in 6 Graphics by Deborah Drew and Genevieve Yehounme, World Resources Institute Roughly 20 pieces of clothing per person are manufactured each year. Growth of the multi-trillion-dollar apparel industry has been fed by “fast fashion,” which makes clothing cheaply and quickly with a low price-tag. These visuals illustrate why the apparel industry must…

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Utility EDP: Key Benefits from setting a Science-Based Target

Major European utility EDP is realizing a host of strategic benefits from having set its science-based emission reduction target*, such as improved reputation and customer engagement. Sara Goulartt, Deputy Director of Climate & Environment from the Corporate Sustainability Office at EDP, spoke to the We Mean Business coalition about the target and the key areas where the business is seeing benefits: Visibility, reputation…

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HPE targets 100 million tons of supply chain CO2e reductions

HPE targets 100 million tons of supply chain CO2e reductions Originally posted on We Mean Business here HPE is raising the bar by becoming the first company to establish a comprehensive supply chain management program that requires companies in their value chain to set science-based emissions reduction targets. Guest contributor Cliff Henson, SVP of Global…

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Surge of companies commit to science-based targets ahead of CDP deadline

Surge of companies commit to science-based targets ahead of CDP deadline Since March 2017, 55 new companies have responded to the Science Based Targets initiative Call to Action and committed to set science-based target. Within the same period, over 90 companies submitted targets for technical review. In a trend repeated from last year, many of…

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Project Gigaton: Walmart CEO on working with supply chain

Project Gigaton: Walmart CEO on working with supply chain Originally posted by the We Mean Business coalition here. Walmart has unveiled its goal of cutting 1 gigaton of indirect (scope 3) greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2030. To achieve this transformation the retail giant will work with thousands of companies throughout its global supply chain.…

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