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Requiring Disclosure of Climate Change Risks Makes Sense for Investors, Companies, and the U.S. Economy

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U.S. House lawmakers took an important step forward on Tuesday in protecting the American economy from the impacts of climate change.

They advanced legislation that would require all publicly held companies to disclose critical information on climate-related risks in their operations and supply chains. The bill, the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019, is rooted firmly in the principles of  transparency, materiality and investors’ needs for adequate information to assure robust long term financial returns. 

What Presidential Hopefuls Can Learn From the Original “Climate Corps”

By: Scott Wood
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The 2020 presidential candidates are starting to introduce an array of proposals to fight climate change. Included in the mix are multiple calls for creating a “Climate Corps” – a national service initiative designed to engage America’s youth to advance climate solutions.

AIDA Cruises Presents Latest Sustainability Report: World's First LNGoperated Cruise Ship, AIDAnova, Commissioned in 2018

In the latest edition of “AIDA cares” the company documents further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising.
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July 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the latest edition of “AIDA cares” the company documents further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising. As early as 2023, 94 percent of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas or, in port, with green shore power.

Assessing the Value of Rebates and Incentives for Your Sustainability Plan

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In our last issue, we talked about why “Where are the best rebates?” is a tricky question. And, because it raises far more questions than it answers, we offered suggestions on how to begin the process of assessing the value of your Company’s energy efficiency projects.

477 Investors With USD $34 Trillion in Assets Urge G20 Leaders to Keep Global Temperature Rise to 1.5 Degrees Celsius

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Amundi, Axa, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), Legal & General Investment Management, Natixis Investment Managers, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management, among a record number of signatories to the Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change.

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Amundi, Axa, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), Legal & General Investment Management, Natixis Investment Managers, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management, among a record number of signatories to the Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change.

Repeal and Replace of Clean Power Plan is a “ Step Backwards” for the U.S.

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June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Environmental Protection Agency repeal and replacement of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a “step backwards for U.S. climate action and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Anne Kelly, vice president of government relations at the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres.

Schneider Electric ESS Receives Awards for Top Product and Top Project of 2019

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Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services (ESS) announced today that it has received a double honor from Business Sector Media, publisher of Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today, under the company’s 2019 awards program. The company announced this week that ESS has received both the Top Product of 2019 award for its renewable energy-focused NEO Network™ and Top Project of 2019 award for its Advanced Visualization Hack Challenge done in collaboration with client, Procter & Gamble.

Magnet-Free Electric Machines and Drives for Electric Vehicles

by System Design Engineer, John Grabowski
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Permanent magnets are vital components in an enormous number of domestic and industrial devices. They are particularly crucial within the renewable energy sector, including the motors for electric vehicles. Currently, these magnets are based on the rare earth elements neodymium and dysprosium, which are becoming increasingly more expensive for use in electric vehicle motor design. The EU has begun objectives to remove, or greatly reduce, the need for heavy rare earths in permanent magnets.

CEOs of Major Companies Call on U.S. Congress to Set a National Price on Carbon

CEOs and other representatives of more than 75 U.S. businesses and trade associations, with combined market valuations of nearly $2.5 trillion, call for federal climate action including carbon pricing
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"A sharp focus on environmental performance not only supports our business objectives – it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. Symantec is playing its part in transitioning to a low-carbon and more sustainable future by zapping greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent, launching an  employee-focused environmental campaign, and supporting a nationwide price on carbon." 
- Jaime Barclay, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec

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"A sharp focus on environmental performance not only supports our business objectives – it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. Symantec is playing its part in transitioning to a low-carbon and more sustainable future by zapping greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent, launching an  employee-focused environmental campaign, and supporting a nationwide price on carbon." 
- Jaime Barclay, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Symantec

SCE | Fighting Climate Change Through Higher Education

SCE, University of California and California State University partner on an innovative pilot to reduce greenhouse gases.
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The University of California, California State University and Southern California Edison have a common goal: lead the fight against climate change. That’s why they are collaborating on a Clean Energy Optimization Pilot.

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