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HP, IKEA, Unilever Among First to Commit to All-Electric Fleets by 2030
HP, IKEA, Unilever Among First to Commit to All-Electric Fleets by 2030

CLEANTECH - During Climate Week NYC, international nonprofit The Climate Group, a member of the We Mean Business coalition of nonprofits working with global businesses to take action on climate change, announced the launch of a new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and infrastructure.

CVS, Levi Strauss, Nike Among Latest US Companies to Commit to Science-Based Emissions Targets
CVS, Levi Strauss, Nike Among Latest US Companies to Commit to Science-Based Emissions Targets

WALKING THE TALK - Ahead of Climate Week NYC 2017, which runs from September 18–24, a surge of global companies announced their commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative, driving the number of businesses committed to setting science-based emissions reductions targets upwards of 300. This year, more than 90 new companies have joined, demonstrating the private sector's commitment to aligning its efforts to tackle climate change with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.

MARS Commits $1B to New Sustainability Plan, Launches Climate-Focused Campaign
MARS Commits $1B to New Sustainability Plan, Launches Climate-Focused Campaign

WALKING THE TALK - While it has widely been accepted that business-as-usual practices are not synonymous with a sustainable future, business still needs a nudge in the right direction, according to MARS CEO Grant F. Reid, who has called out the need for transformational, cross-industry collaboration to tackle the most pressing social and environmental challenges.

New Ford Sustainability Report Reveals Progress on Water Stewardship Goals
New Ford Sustainability Report Reveals Progress on Water Stewardship Goals

WALKING THE TALK - The Ford Motor Company has released its 18th annual Sustainability report detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future. Coinciding with the release is a short film highlighting key milestones the company has achieved on its journey towards sustainability.

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In Chile, a Dolphin Is Running for President to Highlight Need for Strong Climate Leadership
In Chile, a Dolphin Is Running for President to Highlight Need for Strong Climate Leadership

MARKETING AND COMMS - Greenpeace has a knack for creatively communicating about its causes and its latest campaign is no exception. The NGO is backing a dolphin in Chile’s upcoming presidential election to call attention to the need for strong climate leadership in the country.

Canopy Releases Updated Blueline Ranking for Sustainable Printing
Canopy Releases Updated Blueline Ranking for Sustainable Printing

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Working with sustainable print partners and using environmental papers is becoming increasingly important for brands working to meet their own sustainability targets. Environmental nonprofit Canopy has released the 2017 update to its Blueline Ranking — a tool profiling the sustainability performance of North America’s largest printers. Printers analyzed in this year’s assessment represent $34 billion in annual sales.

Gold Standard Launches New Framework to Accelerate, Track Progress on SDGs
Gold Standard Launches New Framework to Accelerate, Track Progress on SDGs

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Just weeks after the UN Secretary General released a report detailing sluggish progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), efforts are already underway to bolster support for their widespread adoption.

Tired of Waste: How Hankook Is Working to Disrupt the Tire Industry
Tired of Waste: How Hankook Is Working to Disrupt the Tire Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - For every single car that eats fossil fuels and emits greenhouse gases (GHGs), there are four tires propelling it down the road. Car owners know buying tires eats away at their pocketbook, but tires do more than just consume cash. The manufacture, distribution and disposal of tires contributes to pollution, and consumes rubber trees. Tire manufacturing depletes 70 percent of the world’s natural rubber. Natural rubber comes from Hevea brasiliensis, the rubber tree; 93 percent of the trees are grown in Asia, which increasingly needs rubber trees to preserve rainforests.

CDP: 70% of Global GHG Emissions Linked to Just 100 Companies
CDP: 70% of Global GHG Emissions Linked to Just 100 Companies

NEW METRICS - 71 percent of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel producers, including ExxonMobil, Shell, BHP Billiton and Gazprom, says a new report by CDP.

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HPE Inspiring Progress Blog: Our Power is in Collective Action
HPE Inspiring Progress Blog: Our Power is in Collective Action

PRESS RELEASE - The mobilization of businesses, governments, and individuals in response to the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been heartening and inspiring. Within just days of President Trump’s announcement, businesses contributing $6.2 trillion to the US economy, and states accounting for more than one-third of national GDP, have joined together to declare their intent to continue the path towards a low-carbon economy. But we aren’t just forging ahead because it’s good for the planet, we also understand that it’s good for business.

5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator
5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Nature-inspired solutions designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems continue to gain steam as five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world vie for the top prize at the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Standing Up for The Science of Sustainability
Standing Up for The Science of Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Yes, science matters. It sure is refreshing and motivating to see the herds of public and private leaders standing up for science. These leaders are the ones that are getting the data necessary to make good decisions for their business, brands and stakeholders as well as for the global citizen. These are the forward-thinking leaders who are building resilience. These are the leaders that are creating a sustainability revolution. 

WWF Shows UK Consumers How to Fight Climate Change with Their Forks
WWF Shows UK Consumers How to Fight Climate Change with Their Forks

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The World Wildlife Fund has published a new report, Eating for 2 Degrees — New and Updated Livewell Plates, which outlines how simple steps, such as reducing red meat consumption, could help to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030.

C40 Mayors Urge G20 Leaders to Work with Cities to Tackle Climate Change
C40 Mayors Urge G20 Leaders to Work with Cities to Tackle Climate Change

MARKETING AND COMMS - Mayors of 52 of the world’s largest cities, representing more than 275 million citizens, have called upon G20 leaders to address climate change at the upcoming G20 Summit.

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Bloomberg Pledges $15M to Fill Funding Gap After Trump Pulls Plug on Paris Agreement
Bloomberg Pledges $15M to Fill Funding Gap After Trump Pulls Plug on Paris Agreement

LEADERSHIP - Following President Trump’s pullout from the Paris Agreement — a move that has expectedly garnered criticism from governments, businesses and NGOs around the globe — former mayor of New York and current UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg has pledged $15 million to keep US Paris Agreement efforts alive.

New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon-Reduction Opportunities
New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon-Reduction Opportunities

SUPPLY CHAIN - Back in January, CDP released its annual Global Supply Chain Report 2017, highlighting the work of businesses around the world in helping reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2016 alone, the world’s largest purchasing organizations used their buying clout to drive down emissions by 434 million tons of CO2 — more than France’s total GHG emissions in 2014.

CEOs of 30 More Major US Brands Pen Letter to Trump, Urging Adherence to Paris Agreement
CEOs of 30 More Major US Brands Pen Letter to Trump, Urging Adherence to Paris Agreement

COLLABORATION - Top brands continue to make their voices heard in the days leading up to the G7 Summit in Italy, with the release of yet another letter urging President Trump and the administration to deliver on its climate commitments.

Lack of Transparency, Climate Action Putting $4.5T in Global Assets at Risk
Lack of Transparency, Climate Action Putting $4.5T in Global Assets at Risk

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Long-term climate change risks are increasingly informing financial decisions for the world’s biggest investors says a recent report from the London-based Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). Yet, a considerable number of companies in the financial sector, particularly in North America, Asia and the Middle East, show no evidence of any action to address climate change, putting $4.5 trillion in global assets at risk.

Climate Change Plays Leading Role in New Season of Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch'
Climate Change Plays Leading Role in New Season of Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch'

MARKETING AND COMMS - The return of the popular Discovery series, "Deadliest Catch," for a 13th season will see the addition of a new and reoccurring character: climate change.

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Leading Businesses, Climate Experts Identify 2020 as Deadline to Mitigate Dangerous Climate Change
Leading Businesses, Climate Experts Identify 2020 as Deadline to Mitigate Dangerous Climate Change

LEADERSHIP - With 2020 fast approaching, former United Nations Climate Change Chief Christiana Figueres has called on the global community to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.

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