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28 Companies, with Total Market Cap Of $1.3T, Rise to New Level of Climate Ambition
28 Companies, with Total Market Cap Of $1.3T, Rise to New Level of Climate Ambition

2 months ago - Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in September, companies commit to set 1.5°C climate targets aligned with a net-zero future, challenging governments to match their ambition.

GCAS: 400 Investors, Salesforce & Friends 'Step Up' to Ensure Climate Turning Point by 2020
GCAS: 400 Investors, Salesforce & Friends 'Step Up' to Ensure Climate Turning Point by 2020

1 year ago - Today, among a flurry of big announcements at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, Salesforce announced its leadership in the creation of the Step Up Declaration and strategic corporate commitments to help catalyze a climate turning point by 2020.

CDP Names 58 Companies Leading the Charge Against Climate-Related Supply Chain Risks
CDP Names 58 Companies Leading the Charge Against Climate-Related Supply Chain Risks

1 year ago - The number of companies committed to tackling emissions in the supply chain has doubled over the last year, according to new research from CDP and McKinsey & Company.

Corporate Climate Action Aims Higher to Lead the Way to a 1.5°C Future
Corporate Climate Action Aims Higher to Lead the Way to a 1.5°C Future

2 years ago - With the signing of the Paris Agreement, governments resolved to pursue efforts to go beyond the agreed 2°C goal and limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. However, nearly two years later, national and organizational commitments that align with a 1.5°C pathway are practically non-existent. A new report from Carbon Trust, however, aims to help position businesses to lead the low-carbon transition.

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Activation & Acceleration: Catalyzing Context-Driven Stakeholders
Activation & Acceleration: Catalyzing Context-Driven Stakeholders

2 years ago - Part Nine in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

Transforming Our Systems: Niall Dunne on Seizing the Power of Technology for Good
Transforming Our Systems: Niall Dunne on Seizing the Power of Technology for Good

2 years ago - This is one of a series of interviews that started when Rosie Warin, CEO of culture and communications agency Kin&Co, began having conversations with high–profile, values–driven leaders of the ‘purpose revolution’ about the future of leadership. Each explores how these leaders got to where they are now, and what they think the future of values–driven leadership looks like. Did you know that Niall Dunne, Chief Sustainability Officer at BT, used to be a professional athlete? Or that his first job was on the floor of a cat food factory, and he used to break the rules? And that’s not even the best bit…

Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs
Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs

2 years ago - In an open letter to the Prime Minister, more than 80 leading companies have united in a call on the government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Inspiring New Brand Campaigns: The Process Behind Successful Consumer Engagement
Inspiring New Brand Campaigns: The Process Behind Successful Consumer Engagement

3 years ago - Jaclyn Murphy, Director of Brand Purpose at Edelman, opened an inspiring session on Wednesday afternoon where brand purpose was made tangible in four brands - Arla Foods, Unilever, BT and Neste - that shared their experience and insights about how they are working to engage consumers in their purpose and get them involved in creating a change.

SDGs Becoming More Prominent in Sustainability Reporting, But Challenges Remain
SDGs Becoming More Prominent in Sustainability Reporting, But Challenges Remain

3 years ago - One year after the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) proudly announced that nearly a third of its members are communicating on the SDGs, just as United Nations (UN) officials called for more integration of the Goals into corporate sustainability reporting at an annual meeting in Geneva.

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Setting the Bar High Enough, Part 3: Why Should Companies Set Science-Based Targets?
Setting the Bar High Enough, Part 3: Why Should Companies Set Science-Based Targets?

3 years ago - In this series of articles, the team at the Carbon Trust outlines the reasons for businesses to adopt science-based targets on climate change. This is the third in the series; find the other parts here: Part 1: Why do we need to set science-based targets on climate change? Part 2: What exactly is a science-based target?

How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality
How to Ground Your Brand Purpose in Reality

3 years ago - When you set out on your purpose journey, what steps can you take to ensure that your purpose will be genuinely transformational for your business? In the ten years that we’ve been championing purpose and helping organisations to craft purpose-led visions, we’ve learned lessons about how to ensure that purpose sticks. Above all, we’ve seen how vital it is for purpose to be grounded in reality. Right from the start, you must root your purpose in the political, economic, social and technological context in which you operate. We call this the ‘dig’ phase: a period of intensive research and analysis of the current environment and future trends that affect your business.

New Evidence Bolsters Claims of Connectivity Between CSR and Market Caps
New Evidence Bolsters Claims of Connectivity Between CSR and Market Caps

3 years ago - Last August, I published an article here in which I described what, to me, is the most compelling business case for corporate sustainability or CSR extant: the fact that it literally drives the market values of publicly traded firms up or down in measurable ways. To be clear, I believe there are two fundamental business cases for CSR: an intrinsic one and an extrinsic one. The intrinsic one involves the pursuit of sustainability for its own sake; the extrinsic one involves the pursuit of sustainability for financial gain – a means to an end.

Is It Time for a New Type of CEO – the Circular Economy Officer?
Is It Time for a New Type of CEO – the Circular Economy Officer?

3 years ago - As more and more companies look to adopt closed-loop business models, the question of whether to create dedicated circular economy roles internally is beginning to bite. Such roles are still thin on the ground, but it’s notable that those businesses that have already adopted them are demonstrating real leadership on this agenda.

Climate Week: Climate Neutral Now, RE100 Initiatives Recruit Fortune 500 Companies
Climate Week: Climate Neutral Now, RE100 Initiatives Recruit Fortune 500 Companies

4 years ago - Two initiatives for reducing businesses’ impacts on the environment have attracted globally recognized brands this week at Climate Week NYC.On Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) announced a new initiative to help businesses and individuals reduce their carbon footprints, Climate Neutral Now. An online platform will facilitate the measurement, reduction, and offset of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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The Strategic Importance of Recognized Leadership
The Strategic Importance of Recognized Leadership

4 years ago - The need for reputable corporate leadership has never been more acute. We are grappling with large-scale global challenges - climate change, social dislocation, economic inequality, financial uncertainty - that require a new type of leadership from global entities.

The Path to Net Positive: Principles, Practical Models and Progress to Date
The Path to Net Positive: Principles, Practical Models and Progress to Date

4 years ago - Couldn't make ittoSB '15 San Diego?View this session'spresentationhereand catch up onthe week's

Over 40 CEOs Urge World Leaders to Take Concrete Climate Action, Just as G7 Ministers Pledge to Do Just That
Over 40 CEOs Urge World Leaders to Take Concrete Climate Action, Just as G7 Ministers Pledge to Do Just That

4 years ago - On Friday, 43 CEOs from some of the world’s largest corporations signed an open letter urging attendants of the upcoming Paris Climate Summit (November 30th-December 11th) to deliver an ambitious climate change agreement, while pledging to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. Released almost simultaneously, a report commissioned by the G7 Foreign Ministers also recommended concrete actions that foreign ministers can take to increase the climate-resilience of weak states.

Dell Identifies UK as 'Hotspot' for Circular Economy Conversation
Dell Identifies UK as 'Hotspot' for Circular Economy Conversation

4 years ago - Corporate circular economy strategies are starting to mature: A recent survey on this topic found that 28 percent of organizations now consider their own circular strategies to be highly advanced, and core to what they do. However, a significant number (19 percent) are just starting out on this journey and exploring ways in which they can integrate circular principles into their business models.

Dell on Mission to Measure Net Positive Impact of IT on Education, Healthcare, Logistics and Beyond
Dell on Mission to Measure Net Positive Impact of IT on Education, Healthcare, Logistics and Beyond

4 years ago - In Fall of 2013, Dell launched what it called its Legacy of Good plan — a set of 21 ambitious sustainability goals covering everything from its packaging and production materials to reducing the energy intensity of its entire product portfolio by 80 percent.

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Unilever, Coke, M&S, BT Launch Digital Platform to Engage Millennials on Our Power to Create Change, 'Collectively'
Unilever, Coke, M&S, BT Launch Digital Platform to Engage Millennials on Our Power to Create Change, 'Collectively'

5 years ago - A coalition of the world’s biggest companies has launched a global digital platform to drive conversation and momentum around sustainability — and to help reach the ever-elusive goal of making sustainable lifestyles the new normal.The idea for Collectively, launched today, emerged from conversations at last year’s World Economic Forum between Unilever, BT Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Marks & Spencer and Carlsberg, around how to engage more effectively with millennials to inspire and accelerate more sustainable ways of living.

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