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Early Adopters Share Insights from Piloting Science-Based Targets for Nature
Early Adopters Share Insights from Piloting Science-Based Targets for Nature

NEW METRICS - Pilot companies say the newfound understanding of their impacts and dependencies on nature is helping change mindsets internally regarding the urgency of meaningful action.

Home-Improvement Retailers Across the World Come Together to Address Scope 3 Emissions
Home-Improvement Retailers Across the World Come Together to Address Scope 3 Emissions

COLLABORATION - The EDRA/GHIN Scope 3 taskforce will agree on consistent methodologies in how carbon data is treated through the supply chain and share best practices in both reporting and accelerating the industry’s progress in reducing Scope 3.

17 Global Companies to Set World’s First Science-Based Targets for Nature This Year
17 Global Companies to Set World’s First Science-Based Targets for Nature This Year

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Science Based Targets Network’s science-based targets for nature are a significant step towards helping companies take integrated action to protect nature — beginning with freshwater and land.

Is the Voluntary Carbon Market Worth Saving?
Is the Voluntary Carbon Market Worth Saving?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Despite its flaws, I believe that the VCM is an essential tool in our climate toolkit. To ensure funding is channeled into real climate-action projects, we still must drive greater integrity and transparency. Here are four ways we can do that.

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Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins
Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With a goal of phasing out toxic and forever chemicals in consumer products, the UK-based biotech startup is spearheading the ethical, equitable discovery and utilization of the safe, effective chemicals and proteins waiting to be found in nature and developed for human use and benefit.

COP15: ‘Environmental DNA’ Technology Enables World-First Nature Performance-Monitoring Service
COP15: ‘Environmental DNA’ Technology Enables World-First Nature Performance-Monitoring Service

NEW METRICS - NatureMetrics says new platform represents breakthrough in understanding and managing our impact on nature — providing simple, standardized metrics to track and report on site-based nature impacts.

COP27: Holding Both Hope and Despair as We Fight For Every 0.1°C
COP27: Holding Both Hope and Despair as We Fight For Every 0.1°C

COLLABORATION - The first COP took place in 1995 — 27 years later, and it’s easy to understand the scepticism. We’re still quite a long way from universal adoption by all nations and private sector actors of net-zero strategies that align with the urgent timescales science tells us are needed. But no other issue brings 198 nation states together in this way.

Breaking Through the Logjam to Accelerate Decarbonization in the Energy Sector
Breaking Through the Logjam to Accelerate Decarbonization in the Energy Sector

WALKING THE TALK - Why have the collective efforts of national governments, NGOs, forward-looking companies and citizens had so little impact on curbing carbon emissions? Here are three reasons why high-level pledges are not translating into concrete actions — and what’s needed to break through.

Study Finds Social Cost of Carbon More Than Triple the Current Federal Estimate
Study Finds Social Cost of Carbon More Than Triple the Current Federal Estimate

NEW METRICS - A multi-year study of the social cost of carbon, a critical input for climate policy analysis, finds that every additional ton of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere costs society $185 — far higher than the current federal estimate of $51 per ton.

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5 Principles of Trustworthy ESG Data
5 Principles of Trustworthy ESG Data

MARKETING AND COMMS - Without established goals, ongoing monitoring and disclosure for accountability, progress will never be made. Organizations can instill trust in their ESG data by ensuring it’s on 'TRACK.'

About You, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zalando Partner on Climate Action Platform for Fashion Brands
About You, Yoox Net-a-Porter, Zalando Partner on Climate Action Platform for Fashion Brands

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a unique industry collaboration, the three online retailers are launching a bespoke learning platform to support their brand partners in setting science-based emissions-reduction targets.

680+ Investors Call on Over 10K Companies to Share Environmental Data
680+ Investors Call on Over 10K Companies to Share Environmental Data

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - While more companies are reporting through CDP every year, many still do not disclose enough data on their environmental impact. Non-disclosure will not be an option for many companies for much longer, with a series of mandatory environmental disclosure requirements coming this year around the world.

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

MARKETING AND COMMS - 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.

Attention, Corporations: Creative Accounting Will Not Save Us from the Climate Crisis
Attention, Corporations: Creative Accounting Will Not Save Us from the Climate Crisis

WALKING THE TALK - The first Climate Corporate Responsibility Monitor dissects the climate pledges of 25 of the world’s leading companies — and finds they fall well short of the action required to help the world avoid the effects of catastrophic climate change.

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Music Industry Heavyweights Pledge Collaborative, Coordinated Climate Action
Music Industry Heavyweights Pledge Collaborative, Coordinated Climate Action

COLLABORATION - The Music Climate Pact marks a significant step in aligning the global music business around a coherent and industry-coordinated strategy — and unify existing climate initiatives.

Net Zero: 4 Signs We’re on the Verge of a Systems Change
Net Zero: 4 Signs We’re on the Verge of a Systems Change

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The roadmap and momentum are there; so, the big issue now is acceleration. We have the capacity to build a better future — and right now, some leaders are driving a fundamental redefinition of value by adopting new metrics and standards.

A Smoke-Free, Carbon-Neutral Future: PMI’s Plan to Accelerate Climate Goals While Transforming Its Business
A Smoke-Free, Carbon-Neutral Future: PMI’s Plan to Accelerate Climate Goals While Transforming Its Business

WALKING THE TALK - By disclosing our Low-Carbon Transition Plan, we encourage investors and other stakeholders to evaluate whether our company is on the right path, give us feedback, and have an open dialogue with us. I am confident our actions will speak louder than our words.

SBTi Launches World-First Net-Zero Corporate Standard
SBTi Launches World-First Net-Zero Corporate Standard

NEW METRICS - The Standard clarifies that rapid action to halve emissions before 2030 and long-term deep emissions cuts of 90-95% before 2050 are crucial for net-zero targets to align with science.

Corporations Are Ready to Act: Will Regulators Step Up at COP26?
Corporations Are Ready to Act: Will Regulators Step Up at COP26?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Almost 1,000 companies have already adopted 1.5°C-aligned, science-based targets — now, we need governments to harness this momentum and work to provide clarity for companies that are ready to accelerate their climate action with equally ambitious policies and incentives.

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70% of Sustainability Experts Doubt Our Ability to Pull Together on Climate Action
70% of Sustainability Experts Doubt Our Ability to Pull Together on Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - In a new report, experts surveyed say all sectors must play a role in achieving Paris Agreement goals. But, they also believe that public pressure is essential for an adequate response to humanity’s “Code Red” — that a lack of public understanding and action pose their own threat.

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