If successful, the new international climate agreement forged in Paris will send strong signals to financial markets—and therefore to businesses and investors—about the direction of energy for the foreseeable future.
Even before the new international climate agreement is finalized, COP21 has accomplished a lot when it comes to cities, clean energy, business and more.
The new CAIT Climate Data Explorer Business platform makes it easy to access, compare and visualize corporate emissions and emissions-reduction targets.
The companies represent $932 billion in revenue and 476 million tonnes of annual greenhouse gas emissions. Their commitment to align their emissions-reduction goals with what the latest climate science says is necessary to limit warming to 2 degrees C will make a huge impact.
The private sector generates more than 60 percent of gross domestic product, and micro and small enterprises in developing countries provide around 60 percent of all jobs. So boosting businesses’ resiliency is critical for boosting community resiliency.
Businesses including Ikea Group, Coca Cola Enterprises, Walmart and Kellogg join Science Based Targets Initiative
Just 10 years ago, many corporate executives wouldn’t even say the words “climate change.” Now, hundreds are taking action by setting internal prices on carbon, adopting science-based emissions targets and signing climate action pledges.
There has never been a better time to ask: what are you doing to price carbon?
WASHINGTON (November 27, 2015)—Yesterday, Unilever announced a number of new sustainability commitments ahead of the Paris climate talks (COP21), including a goal to become "carbon positive" by 2030.
The strongest message corporations can send ahead of COP 21 is to set an emissions-reduction target in line with what science says is necessary to limit warming to 2°C.
Journalists, investors and more are increasingly asking companies: How are your trade associations influencing climate policy?
The upcoming decisions at the Paris negotiations present an opportunity to put our global community on the right path, providing appropriate short-term signals for investors and innovators, as well as a strong long-term signal that guides the phase-out of greenhouse gas pollution.
The risks and opportunities involved in addressing climate change are becoming better understood in cabinet and board meetings around the world.
As national leaders gather in New York for Climate Week, many of the world’s 500 largest companies are already considering their impact on Earth’s climate. Eighty percent of them have set targets to reduce their climate-warming emissions.
A new draft guide answers questions like: What do CEOs need to know about carbon pricing? What does corporate leadership on carbon pricing look like? And what can businesses learn from those that already have internal prices on carbon?
The momentum behind corporate demand for renewable energy is spreading rapidly, beyond the early-adopters to a wider range of companies.
Resource-strapped law enforcement agencies and companies with complex supply chains struggle to curb illegally sourced wood. That's where DNA analysis and other advanced technologies can play a role.
Paul Polman recently visited WRI to talk about Unilever's business model, equitable supply chains and sustainability.
WASHINGTON (July 27, 2015)— Executives from 13 major U.S. corporations including Apple Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. joined White House officials today to announce at least $140 billion in low-carbon investments from the private sector.