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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.

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.

16 Ways Your Company Can ‘Walk the Walk’ on Climate Change
16 Ways Your Company Can ‘Walk the Walk’ on Climate Change

LEADERSHIP - The People’s Climate March is coming to Washington, DC on April 29th. Businesses and their employees can take part and show their support for climate action.

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IBM Recognized As Early Leader in CO2 Emissions Reduction Goals
IBM Recognized As Early Leader in CO2 Emissions Reduction Goals

PRESS RELEASE - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently recognized IBM as an early leader in setting greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. In its new report Corporations: Unlikely Heroes in America’s Quest for Climate Action, WWF describes how companies like IBM know they can save money by becoming more efficient, securing less-expensive renewable energy, and reducing market volatility risk while lowering emissions. IBM has been taking aggressive actions against climate change since the 1990s, and our commitment remains to this day. Among these actions is our call to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with our electricity and fuel consumption.

Companies, Cities, Including SB Corporate Members, Receive Climate Leadership Awards for Reducing their Carbon Impact
Companies, Cities, Including SB Corporate Members, Receive Climate Leadership Awards for Reducing their Carbon Impact

PRESS RELEASE - Ten companies and organizations, two partnerships, and three individuals today will receive 2017 Climate Leadership Awards for their accomplishments in reducing greenhouses gas emissions and addressing climate change. The awards, now in their sixth year, are a partnership program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry. The awards are being presented this evening at the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference in Chicago. This year’s awardees represent a wide array of industries including finance, consumer products, retail, aviation, and technology, plus federal and local government.

CDP: Suppliers Eliminate 434M Tons of Emissions as Big Buyers Flex Purchasing Muscle
CDP: Suppliers Eliminate 434M Tons of Emissions as Big Buyers Flex Purchasing Muscle

SUPPLY CHAIN - As the global economy moves towards implementation of its new climate goals, the world’s largest purchasing organizations are using their buying clout to drive down emissions across their supply chains.

New Gold Standard Framework to Unlock Billions for High-Impact Sustainable Development
New Gold Standard Framework to Unlock Billions for High-Impact Sustainable Development

LEADERSHIP - In collaboration with Climate-KIC, South Pole Group and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Gold Standard — a global benchmark for climate and development initiatives — has announced a new framework designed to unlock billions of dollars needed to scale-up clean technology and sustainable development in cities around the globe.

Carbon Trust, World Bank Team Up to Combat Climate Change, One SME at a Time
Carbon Trust, World Bank Team Up to Combat Climate Change, One SME at a Time

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Earlier this year, the World Bank announced a fundamental shift in its role of alleviating global poverty, by refocusing its financing efforts towards tackling climate change through the lens of SMEs. Last month, the group launched a new Climate Business Innovation Network (CBIN) during COP22 in Marrakech to help commercialize and diffuse clean technologies through developing countries.

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117 Orgs, 70k People Urge Obama to Fulfill Pledge to Fund Climate Action Before Inauguration
117 Orgs, 70k People Urge Obama to Fulfill Pledge to Fund Climate Action Before Inauguration

LEADERSHIP - Just one month from the inauguration of Donald Trump and the appointment of his cabinet of climate deniers, an international coalition of human rights and environmental groups is appealing to President Obama to take one final action to advance justice and action on climate change in spite of Trump.

Trending: Finally, End-of-Life Solutions for Two of Our Least Recyclable Products
Trending: Finally, End-of-Life Solutions for Two of Our Least Recyclable Products

WASTE NOT - As the ongoing effort to mitigate climate change leads many businesses and governments to create a circular economy, we still face a number of roadblocks – namely in the end of life of certain products that weren’t designed for reuse, recycling or safe disposal. But two initiatives announced this week could represent progress.

European Commission Releases New Clean Energy Package, But Is It Enough?
European Commission Releases New Clean Energy Package, But Is It Enough?

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Yesterday, the European Commission (EC) announced it will begin phasing out coal subsidies and reduce carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030 under a new clean energy package.

New Metrics for a New Economy: Restore the Earth's EcoMetrics Model
New Metrics for a New Economy: Restore the Earth's EcoMetrics Model

NEW METRICS - The New Economy has begun. One year into a world where global leaders have agreed to act on 17 concrete Sustainable Development Goals, and where the full force of law is now behind the international agreement on climate change, we are speeding toward a bright future for business that creates value for people, the planet, and the economy.

William McDonough Offers a New Language, Framing Carbon as an Asset
William McDonough Offers a New Language, Framing Carbon as an Asset

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Visionary architect and designer William McDonough - founder of William McDonough + Partners and McDonough Innovation, and co-author of the seminal text of the sustainability movement, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things - has proposed a new language of carbon that was published today in the scientific journal, Nature. The new language recognizes the element carbon as an asset, not an enemy, and defines a paradigm for carbon to be used safely, productively and profitably.

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COPtimism: 5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Our Future Climate
COPtimism: 5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Our Future Climate

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Every day brings more news stories about the disruption and damage wreaked by climate change. And since the international Paris Agreement for climate action was signed this time last year, the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have continued to soar, making 2016 the hottest year on record. We’re already feeling the effects of climate change, and they aren’t going to go away.

New Campaign Puts Smart Thermostats to Work for Climate Change Research
New Campaign Puts Smart Thermostats to Work for Climate Change Research

CLEANTECH - Smart thermostat company ecobee has launched a first-of-its-kind program inviting its customers to voluntarily contribute their home heating and cooling data to advance energy and climate change science. Historically, studies using home energy use data have been limited to small groups of homes, but smart homes could allow far more information to become available for research. With over one million customers, ecobee is hoping many of them will opt-in to sharing their data, anonymously and securely, to advance innovations in energy efficiency.

PepsiCo, Nestlé, McCain Among Firms to Set Food Industry Sustainability Targets for 2025
PepsiCo, Nestlé, McCain Among Firms to Set Food Industry Sustainability Targets for 2025

LEADERSHIP - The host of food and drink company members of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have developed a series of new sustainability commitments. The newly-released “Ambition 2025” document builds on the group’s previous “Five-Fold Environmental Ambition” and includes goals related to climate change, food waste, packaging, water, transport, supply chains and natural capital, as well as case studies highlighting some of their members’ best practices.

Report: More U.S. Insurance Companies Preparing for Climate Change, But Many Still Ignoring It
Report: More U.S. Insurance Companies Preparing for Climate Change, But Many Still Ignoring It

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As much of the Southeast U.S. is still cleaning up from Hurricane Matthew, the country’s 13th billion-dollar weather disaster this year, a new Ceres report ranks the nation’s largest insurance companies on their responses to escalating climate risks, including severe weather events. The report finds that while more U.S. insurers are improving their disclosure and management of climate risks, most are still giving it minimal attention, both in terms of risks and opportunities.

RE100, EP100 Convince Even More Big Names to Invest in Cleaner, Smarter Energy
RE100, EP100 Convince Even More Big Names to Invest in Cleaner, Smarter Energy

CLEANTECH - During Climate Week NYC 2016 this week, several companies made bold commitments through The Climate Group’s two leading corporate energy campaigns: RE100, which is focused on transitioning to 100 percent renewable power, and EP100, a new initiative focused on doubling energy productivity.

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Bill Gates, Total Invest $14M in Cellulosic Sugars Company
Bill Gates, Total Invest $14M in Cellulosic Sugars Company

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Business magnate Bill Gates and energy giant Total have backed biofuels company Renmatix in a $14 million investment round. Renmatix developed a new process called Plantrose® that makes converting biomass into cellulosic sugars – the critical intermediary for second-generation biochemicals and biofuels – more affordable for biorefineries. The investment will help fund the process’ commercialization, which will expand the supply of cost-competitive alternatives to petroleum-derived molecules.

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