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Analysis of US Utilities Reveals Inconsistent Climate-Policy Advocacy
Analysis of US Utilities Reveals Inconsistent Climate-Policy Advocacy

3 weeks ago - A new benchmark analysis of 12 of the largest US electric utility companies finds significant inconsistencies between utilities’ public climate commitments and their direct and indirect climate lobbying practices.

More Companies with Large Water Footprints Are Taking Action; But Gaps Remain
More Companies with Large Water Footprints Are Taking Action; But Gaps Remain

5 months ago - Adequate water-stewardship goals must address the full range of water issues across the value chain — including amount of water used, impacts on water quality, ecosystem health and communities’ access to safe water.

There May Finally Be Hope for Environmental and Climate Justice. Can We Capitalize on It?
There May Finally Be Hope for Environmental and Climate Justice. Can We Capitalize on It?

8 months ago - This work is vast. But success would build a more inclusive, just and sustainable economy and society — shaped by our shared opportunities rather than our risks, by prosperity rather than poverty, of positivity over negativity.

Water Risk Is a Financial Risk: Companies Will Soon Have the Tools to Calculate, Disclose and Mitigate It
Water Risk Is a Financial Risk: Companies Will Soon Have the Tools to Calculate, Disclose and Mitigate It

1 year ago - For too long, investors have lacked the data and analytics to make well-informed investment decisions around the financial risks of water impacts. That is about to change.

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New Guide to Aid US Food Sector’s Climate Transition Plans as Investors Ramp Up Pressure
New Guide to Aid US Food Sector’s Climate Transition Plans as Investors Ramp Up Pressure

1 year ago - Investors can use the guide to engage companies by emphasizing the importance of disclosing their full-scope GHG emissions and setting 1.5°C emissions-reduction targets — ahead of forthcoming mandates.

BlackRock ‘Anticipates’ 75% of Portfolio Edging Toward Net Zero by 2030
BlackRock ‘Anticipates’ 75% of Portfolio Edging Toward Net Zero by 2030

1 year ago - While the announcement from the world’s largest asset manager could potentially have significant influence on lowering global emissions, BlackRock’s passive approach is a missed opportunity to actively drive the transition to a low-carbon, net-zero economy.

Proposed SEC Rules to Enhance, Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors
Proposed SEC Rules to Enhance, Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors

1 year ago - The rules — which would require companies to include information about their GHG emissions and climate-related risks likely to have a material impact on their business, results of operations or financial condition — have garnered mixed reviews from stakeholders.

Now More Than Ever, Food Companies Need to Show Their Work on Climate Commitments
Now More Than Ever, Food Companies Need to Show Their Work on Climate Commitments

1 year ago - Detailed disclosure is critical in climate action plans. An emissions-reduction target is insufficient without baseline emissions data to compare it to; because investors and stakeholders have no way of knowing if major sources of emissions are going unmeasured, undisclosed and unaddressed.

There’s an Opportunity for Purpose Leadership in the Metaverse Gold Rush
There’s an Opportunity for Purpose Leadership in the Metaverse Gold Rush

2 years ago - Companies getting into the gold rush of the metaverse can, like many before them in burgeoning industries, put profit first with little thought to the implications on society. Rarely have we been able to proactively factor in brand purpose and ESG planning into the early stages of an industry; and we have the unique opportunity to get it right this time around.

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2022 Is the Year of Net-Zero Integrity
2022 Is the Year of Net-Zero Integrity

2 years ago - All net-zero commitments are not made equal. 2022 must be the year of authentic climate action — and for that to happen, net-zero strategies must rise to their full potential as a tool to combat climate change.

Can the Food Sector Survive the Water Crisis?
Can the Food Sector Survive the Water Crisis?

2 years ago - New data from the IPCC shows that more frequent, intense droughts could squeeze the food sector with too little water. This year, we are getting a glimpse of what that might look like.

Supply Chains Are the Achilles’ Heel of Food Company Climate Action
Supply Chains Are the Achilles’ Heel of Food Company Climate Action

2 years ago - Companies cannot credibly address climate risk without disclosing and reducing their supply chain emissions. Through Food Emissions 50, investors are issuing an urgent call to action for companies to raise their ambition to disclose emissions, set targets and implement climate-transition action plans.

Coalition Aims to Get US Back on Track with Paris Goals, Prove That ‘America Is All In’
Coalition Aims to Get US Back on Track with Paris Goals, Prove That  ‘America Is All In’

2 years ago - As the US formally rejoins the Paris Agreement, a coalition of communities, businesses and institutions will play critical role in supporting an ambitious new US climate target and mobilizing whole-of-society climate action.

Companies Must Follow Climate Science Straight to Capitol Hill
Companies Must Follow Climate Science Straight to Capitol Hill

3 years ago - Setting climate goals and claiming leadership while supporting laws that would oppose the realization of those goals is not just bad for a company’s reputation and the hiring of young talent — such misalignment also poses a systemic risk that is of increasing concern to investors.

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How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis
How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis

3 years ago - Ceres’ new Investor Brief on Cocoa identifies three key challenges posed to the cocoa industry by shifting social and environmental conditions, and the actions companies can take today to mitigate the material financial risks embedded in cocoa supply chains.

It Takes a Village: Driscoll’s Dives Deep into Water Stewardship
It Takes a Village: Driscoll’s Dives Deep into Water Stewardship

3 years ago - “One question we had to ask ourselves was: Are we a sustainability department or are we a company that holds water sustainability in high regard? We need to be the latter to really be successful.”

300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better
300+ Business Leaders Tell Congress: We Can Build Back Better

3 years ago - Last week’s LEAD on Climate 2020 sent a message to Congress that business leaders have not lost sight of the climate crisis — even as they tackle the COVID-19 crisis. Washington should follow their lead.

LEAD on Climate 2020 to Be Largest-Ever Virtual Lawmaker Advocacy Day for Climate Action
LEAD on Climate 2020 to Be Largest-Ever Virtual Lawmaker Advocacy Day for Climate Action

3 years ago - 300+ businesses in the largest-ever call to action from business leaders to the US Congress will call for a build-back-better strategy that centers around a resilient, clean energy economy.

One Family: How Driscoll’s Is Working to Safeguard Its Farming Communities
One Family: How Driscoll’s Is Working to Safeguard Its Farming Communities

4 years ago - Driscoll’s One Family philosophy has played a key role in helping the company navigate challenges such as labor standards, immigration reform and water stewardship. We spoke to Soren Bjorn, President of Driscoll's of the Americas, about the impact it has had on the farming communities who produce its berries.

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Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020
Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020

4 years ago - With a new year, a new decade and new levels of investor attention in play, global commodity traders should resolve to address their material risks from deforestation and disclosure their progress on no-deforestation commitments.