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HSBC to Phase Out Coal Financing by 2040 — Will Wall Street Follow Suit?
HSBC to Phase Out Coal Financing by 2040 — Will Wall Street Follow Suit?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - HSBC announces its thermal coal phase-out plan on the same day as a Sierra Club-Center for American Progress report calls out Wall Street’s outsized contribution to the climate crisis. Can the necessary sea change be made in time to avoid disaster?

2021 a ‘Landmark’ for Corporate Human Rights Litigation
2021 a ‘Landmark’ for Corporate Human Rights Litigation

WALKING THE TALK - On day two of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, delegates discussed how environmental damage is being viewed as a human rights violation in a growing number of court cases around the world — and that the UN Guiding Principles may increasingly be criteria in court judgements.

Ready to Kelp: How the ‘Kelp Bill’ Unlocked a Potential Game Changer in the Climate Fight
Ready to Kelp: How the ‘Kelp Bill’ Unlocked a Potential Game Changer in the Climate Fight

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Now finally legal in New York, kelp farming is an environmental engineering solution ready-made for sequestering carbon and nitrogen, improving soil health, cleaning up waterways and creating jobs — a ‘suite of benefits’ that could make it a climate game changer.

COP 2030 Deforestation Commitment: More Hot Air or Game-Changer for our Planet?
COP 2030 Deforestation Commitment: More Hot Air or Game-Changer for our Planet?

WALKING THE TALK - One of the most noteworthy pledges to come out of COP26 so far sees over 100 governments, responsible for 86 percent of the world’s forests, committing to end deforestation by 2030. Now, we must immediately take this lofty vision and make it a reality.

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1.8M Fairtrade Farmers to World Leaders: 'Keep Your Climate Promises'
1.8M Fairtrade Farmers to World Leaders: 'Keep Your Climate Promises'

MARKETING AND COMMS - Signed by Fairtrade producers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the letter warns governments of developed nations that their lack of climate action is threatening farmers' livelihoods and global food supplies.

Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change
Q&A: FSC on the Role of Brands in the Fight Against Climate Change

SUPPLY CHAIN - As Forest Stewardship Council Director General Kim Carstensen explains, the certification helps brands take climate action by offering a simple way for consumers to make a difference, connected to tangible impacts in forests.

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

BUSINESS CASE - 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.

How Businesses Are Stepping Up to Reforest California
How Businesses Are Stepping Up to Reforest California

COLLABORATION - The bureaucracy and logistics involved for helping the state recover might be complicated, but the facts for business owners and sustainability directors are simple: If you want to help California, you can!

Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry
Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The fashion industry has kicked December off with a bang, launching a number of game-changing initiatives and partnerships aimed at further improving its image by reducing its impacts.

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Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action
Lack of US Climate Policy Putting Companies at Risk; Investors Demand Action

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As a record number of global investors calls on governments to accelerate action on climate change, a new CDP analysis shows that some of the largest U.S.-based corporations view climate change as an increasing risk to their bottom line and reputation among consumers and investors.

Why Environmental Changes Are a Growing Public Health Crisis
Why Environmental Changes Are a Growing Public Health Crisis

BUSINESS CASE - Three years ago in Paris, Dignity Health was privileged to be among the delegations from around the world that came to consensus on how we needed to urgently curb our carbon emission rates or face irreparable harm. Now, as many of those same representatives meet at COP24 in Poland, disaster after disaster have claimed thousands of lives.

Trending: Closer Looks into Reporting on, Business Benefits of the SDGs
Trending: Closer Looks into Reporting on, Business Benefits of the SDGs

BUSINESS CASE - Nearly three-quarters of organisations surveyed (72 percent) mention the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their annual corporate or sustainability reports — an increase of 10 percent on last year, according to a new study by PwC. But concrete measures and integration remain elusive for many as organisations struggle to identify actions beyond business-as-usual targets.

Sharing Is the Key to Scaling Sustainability
Sharing Is the Key to Scaling Sustainability

COLLABORATION - A solid argument can be made that corporate America has made significant progress in the sustainability arena.

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2 Tools That Can Help Set Your Business Up for True Future-Fitness
2 Tools That Can Help Set Your Business Up for True Future-Fitness

LEADERSHIP - Following the analysis of over 6,000 studies, the world’s leading climate scientists at the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last month released a Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. The main conclusion from the report was that global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C in just 12 years if current rates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue. To halt warming at 1.5°C and thus avoid the most disastrous impacts of climate change, the IPCC states that anthropogenic GHG emissions must reach net zero by 2050. This is a monumental task and one that will require what the IPCC calls “rapid and far-reaching transitions.”

#NewMetrics18: Dos, Don'ts, Tools and Topics Critical to Sustainability Communication
#NewMetrics18: Dos, Don'ts, Tools and Topics Critical to Sustainability Communication

NEW METRICS - Last week at Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’18 conference in Philadelphia, PA, over 300 delegates from brands, NGOs, strategists and practitioners across sectors gathered to share the newest credible tools and solutions for assessing the ROI of Sustainable Business.

Scotland Charges Forward in Its Role as the World's 'Circular Economy Hotspot'
Scotland Charges Forward in Its Role as the World's 'Circular Economy Hotspot'

THE NEXT ECONOMY - This week, circular economy experts from over 20 countries convened in Scotland as Glasgow hosted the third annual Circular Economy Hotspot. Glasgow used the occasion to announce its intention to become Scotland’s first circular city — this will involve Glasgow City Council publishing the country’s first circular economy route map with a key target to power 15 percent of the city’s homes with renewable energy by 2030.

Hurricane Michael Highlighted Growing Range of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters
Hurricane Michael Highlighted Growing Range of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters

WALKING THE TALK - Arriving on the heels of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael proved again that companies are making significant commitments to relief and recovery efforts in the wake of natural disasters. Our round-up of Hurricane Florence corporate response efforts covered some innovative ways that companies are reacting to disasters. Unfortunately, we’re already revisiting the topic with a snapshot of how companies reacted to Michael, and why it’s increasingly critical for any company to have a disaster response strategy in place.

Stanley Black & Decker Contributes Up To $150,000 for Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding Efforts
Stanley Black & Decker Contributes Up To $150,000 for Hurricane Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

PRESS RELEASE - NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Oct. 18, 2018 – In the wake of one of the largest and most destructive hurricanes to ever hit the continental United States, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) today announced a commitment of up to $150,000 for immediate disaster relief and rebuilding.

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The UPS Foundation Expands Its Disaster Relief Network For Hurricane Michael And Indonesia Earthquake Committing $1.5 Million
The UPS Foundation Expands Its Disaster Relief Network For Hurricane Michael And Indonesia Earthquake Committing $1.5 Million

PRESS RELEASE - ATLANTA, October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation today announced a $1.5 million commitment to support relief and recovery efforts for the earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia and Hurricane Michael in Florida. Through a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise, The UPS Foundation, in collaboration with its disaster relief partners, will provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance. Last month, The UPS Foundation also committed more than $1 million to assist with Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

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