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ExxonMobil Amps Up Cleantech Investment While Blocking Shareholder Vote on Climate Disclosure
ExxonMobil Amps Up Cleantech Investment While Blocking Shareholder Vote on Climate Disclosure

CLEANTECH - Global fuels giant ExxonMobil seems to be unmoved by the investigations into its climate change lies – first in New York and now in California – and the international Paris Agreement that calls for limiting global temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Calling All Facilitators: Why Stakeholder Collaboration Will Be Key in Fulfilling the Paris Agreement
Calling All Facilitators: Why Stakeholder Collaboration Will Be Key in Fulfilling the Paris Agreement

COLLABORATION - Representatives from almost 200 countries convened in Paris in December to reach the most significant agreement on climate change since the topic initially surfaced as a political priority some decades ago.

How the Insurance Industry Can Help Save Humanity
How the Insurance Industry Can Help Save Humanity

NEW METRICS - The industrial economy is geared towards maximization of wealth. This target has led towards substantial, even amazing, economic growth during the last two centuries. Yet, at the same time this growth has introduced new risks and has caused severe threats and actual damages to the environment and to the social framework.Some risks are environmental: Global climate change; loss of diversity that decreases resilience; damage to delicate food chains; and land, air and water pollution. Others are societal, such as employment security, growing inequality in income and wealth, pressures related to rapid urbanization, and demographic changes that threaten retirement system.

Global CEOs' Growth Confidence Falling as Geopolitical Threats Rise
Global CEOs' Growth Confidence Falling as Geopolitical Threats Rise

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Two-thirds of CEOs (66 percent) see more threats facing their businesses today than three years ago. Just over a quarter (27 percent) believe global growth will improve over the next 12 months, a decline of 10 points on last year.In addition, PwC’s Annual Global CEO survey shows only slightly more than a third (35 percent) are very confident of their own company growth in the coming year, down four points on last year (39 percent), and even one point below 2013.

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Obama’s Final State of the Union Address Highlights Clean Energy as a Success Story, Priority
Obama’s Final State of the Union Address Highlights Clean Energy as a Success Story, Priority

CLEANTECH - President Barack Obama highlighted the successes of cleantech investment – for both the economy and the environment – in his final State of the Union address on January 12.

Millennials Seeing How Business Can Be More Innovative, Sparking Innovation from Within
Millennials Seeing How Business Can Be More Innovative, Sparking Innovation from Within

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Millennials are earning a reputation for doing things differently. They communicate intensively using social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest), are revolutionizing transportation (Uber, Lyft), and are now demanding corporate sustainability and accountability. Currently the largest living generation in the United States, Millennials have enough ‘buying power’ to throw their weight around.But this innovation doesn’t happen by chance or because Millennials passively expected it — they create it by advocating for themselves.

#BusinessCase: Hilton's Global Activation on Sustainability Has Saved It $550M Since 2009
#BusinessCase: Hilton's Global Activation on Sustainability Has Saved It $550M Since 2009

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Four years after launching its corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, Hilton Worldwide says its investments in global partnerships and sustainability programs is not only driving positive social impact, but also supporting long-term business success. Hilton discusses its strategy and provides updates on its global impact in its fourth annual corporate responsibility report.Travel with Purpose was designed to examine global issues where Hilton can make an impact while simultaneously contributing to its future success:

Should the Fossil Fuel Industry Be Taxed to Pay for Climate Damage?
Should the Fossil Fuel Industry Be Taxed to Pay for Climate Damage?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - More than 60 environmental leaders and organizations have signed The Carbon Levy Project declaration, calling for a tax on fossil fuel extraction that would help pay for damages caused by climate change. The declaration states that fossil fuel companies are accountable for around 70 percent of present day global warming and should be held accountable for the resulting costs to the countries most affected. Signatories include author Naomi Klein, 350.org’s Bill McKibben, and Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo.

Study: Dairy Digesters Offer Better ‘Bang for Buck' Reducing Emissions
Study: Dairy Digesters Offer Better ‘Bang for Buck' Reducing Emissions

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Dairy methane digesters are among the most cost-effective investments California can make to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help achieve its climate change prevention goals, according to a new study by Ramboll Environ.The study examines how cap and trade auction proceeds are being invested by the California Air Resources Board.

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What Now? How Businesses Are Rallying to Action After COP21
What Now? How Businesses Are Rallying to Action After COP21

COLLABORATION - As evidenced by the unprecedented private-sector engagement in COP21 earlier this month, businesses globally get that they need to innovate (and improve!) their products, services and business models to combat climate change, resource scarcity and unpredictable futures. Aside from the alignment of 195 nations on a climate-action agreement, what did all the talk at COP21 amount to from a business perspective? A lot of initiatives that push forward change and collaboration. But is it all smoke and mirrors, and toothless pledges, or is there real action brewing?

Trucost and TruValue Labs Partner to Provide Enhanced ESG Data for Investors
Trucost and TruValue Labs Partner to Provide Enhanced ESG Data for Investors

CLEANTECH - Trucost and TruValue Labs have announced a partnership to provide investors with enhanced, real-time, environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. The market for responsible finance has grown rapidly over the past 20 years, driven by awareness of the risks and opportunities of climate change. There is a growing divestment movement among investors wanting to reduce exposure to polluting, carbon-intensive business activities. But investors need good quality, up-to-date ESG data to engage with companies and inform investment decisions.

Indonesian Paper Giants Commit Over $100M Towards Forest, Peatland Restoration
Indonesian Paper Giants Commit Over $100M Towards Forest, Peatland Restoration

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Amidst the bustle of COP21, Indonesian forests have received some pretty good news. After weeks of devastating fires, APRIL Group and Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), two of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, have made strong reforestation commitments.

Trending: UK Retailers Fighting Food Waste Through Investment, Redistribution
Trending: UK Retailers Fighting Food Waste Through Investment, Redistribution

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The United Kingdom wastes more food than any other European country; a 2014 House of Lords report estimated 15 million tonnes of food per year are wasted in the UK, at a cost of £5 billion, and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has estimated the average UK household with children spends £700 per year on food that could be eaten but is thrown away.

New Tool Measures Upstream Global Supply Chain GHGs
New Tool Measures Upstream Global Supply Chain GHGs

SUPPLY CHAIN - The international climate negotiations currently underway in Paris at COP21 are focused on commitments by national and subnational governments to gradually reduce emissions, primarily from direct downstream sources — things like power plants, energy-intensive manufacturing and vehicles. Meanwhile, upstream emissions typically are ignored.

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Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ma Launch Breakthrough Energy Coalition
Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ma Launch Breakthrough Energy Coalition

CLEANTECH - “We need innovation that gives us energy that’s cheaper than today’s hydrocarbon energy, that has zero CO2 emissions, and that’s as reliable as today’s overall energy system. And when you put all those requirements together, we need an energy miracle,” Bill Gates recently told The Atlantic.

World Leaders at COP21 Must Act Now to Save Our Forests
World Leaders at COP21 Must Act Now to Save Our Forests

SUPPLY CHAIN - Discussion, collaboration and commitment necessary for long-term forest protectionThis week marks a critical moment for climate change. World leaders are gathering in Paris at the COP21 climate negotiations to discuss the role forests play within the broader climate debate. Their charge is to agree on a shared vision for industries, governments, civil society and consumers to halt and reverse the demise of the world’s natural forests.

Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Join Banks Cutting Out Coal
Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo Join Banks Cutting Out Coal

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Ahead of the UN 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo became the latest major banks to pledge to eliminate their support for the coal industry in favor of reducing carbon pollution associated with the industry.Morgan Stanley said that it “recognizes that climate change poses significant risks to the global economy and that reducing carbon emissions is critical to our success in addressing the challenges presented by a changing climate.”

TOMS Launches Social Entrepreneurship Fund
TOMS Launches Social Entrepreneurship Fund

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Apparel brand TOMS, the poster child of the one-for-one business model, is taking its support for fellow purpose-driven businesses to the next level. The newly launched TOMS Social Entrepreneurship Fund is investing in up-and-coming startups that can make a difference.

Report: Majority of Business Leaders Call for Climate Agreement in Paris
Report: Majority of Business Leaders Call for Climate Agreement in Paris

COLLABORATION - A majority of business leaders say that a long term agreement at the UN climate summit (COP21) in Paris is critical to supporting private sector investment in low carbon solutions, according to a global study by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture.The UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study report, Special Edition: A Call to Climate Action, also reveals that executives see action on climate change as an opportunity for growth and innovation that will be essential to securing competitive advantage in their industries.

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Caterpillar, TNC, JPMorgan Chase Convene to Discuss Natural Infrastructure Restoration
Caterpillar, TNC, JPMorgan Chase Convene to Discuss Natural Infrastructure Restoration

NEW METRICS - Construction machinery and equipment giant Caterpillar recently hosted the first major national summit on infrastructure restoration, with the clarion call that investing in nature is smart business. As a major player in the manufacturing industry, Caterpillar reached the conclusion that moving beyond technical principles and establishing a broad coalition of stakeholders is required to bring the restoration conversation mainstream.

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