The new normal: 1,000 companies are now setting science-based climate targets

The new normal: 1,000 companies are now setting science-based climate targets   By the Science Based Targets initiative Steering Committee: Alberto Carrillo Pineda (CDP), Heidi Huusko (UNGC), Cynthia Cummis (WRI), Alexander Farsan (WWF) Nearly five years after the Paris Agreement, and amidst the major disruptions and urgent challenges of COVID-19, we’ve welcomed the 1,000th company…

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Leading businesses raise the bar for 1.5°C climate ambition

Leading businesses raise the bar for 1.5°C climate ambition Ford, Facebook, LafargeHolcim, CP Group, General Mills, PayPal and PVH some of the latest names to set their ambition in line with 1.5°C as Climate Week kicks off in NYC By the Science Based Targets initiative Credit: studio-fi/iStock We are at the beginning of a critical…

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Down to business: What net-zero really means

Down to business: What net-zero really means Net-zero is gaining momentum in the private sector. But are all net-zero targets in line with climate science? Our new paper shows what net-zero really means for business, and why science-based targets matter. By Alberto Carrillo Pineda, Director, Science Based Targets, CDP As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to…

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Corporate commitments to 1.5°C and net zero ramp up on World Environment Day

Corporate commitments to 1.5°C and net zero ramp up on World Environment Day 5 June 2020   This year’s World Environment Day falls at a time of great turmoil around the world.  Economies and societies are reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and many governments are still tackling a raging health crisis. Communities…

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Calling All Technical Experts! We’re Refreshing the Technical Advisory Group

Calling All Technical Experts! We're Refreshing the Technical Advisory Group   As the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) nears our five-year anniversary, we are refreshing the composition of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), a group of experts in the field of corporate sustainability that serve as our voluntary technical advisors. With this refresh, we are…

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A new, streamlined route for SMEs to set science-based targets

Smoothing the way for small and medium-sized businesses to set science-based climate targets By Alexander Farsan, Science Based Targets lead for WWF’s global climate and energy practice A new, streamlined route will enable SMEs to grasp the benefits that climate action offers for their business Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will play a critical role…

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