Major U.S. Businesses Have Pledged to Act on Climate. Here’s What That Looks Like.

Major U.S. businesses have pledged to act on climate. Here's what that looks like. Authored by Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation, WRI Country negotiators are in the spotlight at UN climate negotiations in Bonn. But the private sector will be represented at COP23 as well, particularly from the United States. Major U.S. corporations are stepping…

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Further, faster, together with corporate science-based targets

Further, faster, together with corporate science-based targets Authored by Lila Karbassi, Chief, Programmes, United Nations Global Compact The Paris Agreement marked the beginning of a new era in climate action. By committing to keep global temperature rise well below 2°C and as close to 1.5°C as possible, the 197 parties that signed the Agreement helped…

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BT’s science-based target includes ambitious supply chain goals

BT’s Gabrielle Ginér and Dexter Galvin from CDP explain how CDP data will help meet this ambitious target to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C.

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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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