Make 2017 the year you get on the low-carbon track – with a science-based target

Make 2017 the year you get on the low-carbon track - with a science-based target By: Lila Karbassi, Chief, Programmes, United Nations Global Compact With the Paris Climate Agreement now in force, alongside the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we start 2017 with a powerful common agenda for achieving peace and prosperity…

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Debunking 4 Myths About Sustainable Investing

Enthusiasm for sustainable investing is surging. Already, more than $8.7 trillion of investment capital is managed using environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in U.S. markets alone, a 184 percent increase since 2010.

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Leading the way: 200 companies commit to setting science-based targets

Leading the way: 200 companies commit to setting science-based targets

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Walmart’s Science Based Target: A Game Changer

Walmart’s Science Based Target: A Game Changer By Pedro Faria, Technical Director, CDP This week Walmart became the 26th company to successfully set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets that are in line with what climate science says is necessary to keep global warming below two degrees centigrade. Approving Walmart’s science-based target marks a turning point…

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As the Paris Agreement Takes Effect, 3 Action Items for Business

As the Paris Agreement Takes Effect, 3 Action Items for Business By Kevin Moss, Global Director of the Business Center, World Resources Institute  On October 5, the Paris Agreement on climate change cleared the final hurdle to go into full effect. This required at least 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of emissions to join–as I…

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Corporate Climate Action

Post Paris, the spotlight shines bright on business climate action

Post Paris, the spotlight shines bright on business climate action By Paul Simpson, chief executive officer, CDP With the Paris Agreement – unprecedented in speed of ratification – came a clear message for businesses worldwide: the transition to a low carbon economy is inevitable and accelerating; adapt and thrive or continue with business as usual…

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