Climate Policy

Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Will Hurt U.S. Economy and Communities Around the World

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November 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Trump administration formally set in motion its plans to officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a step that is in stark contrast to the interests of thousands of investors and companies that have called for the U.S. to remain in the landmark accord and one that puts the U.S. at a significant disadvantage as the only country in the world not participating in the global pact, said the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres. 

Major Environmental Groups Call on Businesses to Lead on Climate Policy

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October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter in the New York Times today, urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy. Signatories include the heads of BSR, C2ES, CDP, Ceres, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, The Climate Group, The Nature Conservancy, the Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund.

America’s Housing Crisis Is a Chance to Change the Narrative and Fix the Future

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by Zane Fischer, CEO, Extraordinary Structures 

A Good House is Hard to Find

Death and taxes may be certain, but food and shelter are non-negotiable. In the United States, we waste a lot of food, but we’re running out of houses. In a society ostensibly dedicated to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the right to protection from the elements seems distinctly absent.

The Business Case for Speaking Up in Support of Climate Action

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Regardless of political leanings, companies understand that climate change presents a significant risk to the American economy and recognize the urgent need for action. “One of the most important things that companies can do is to continue to elevate the voices that say ‘this is beyond politics,’” says Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in a recent Ceres webinar.

The Good, The Bad and The Blind Spot of Corporate Sustainability Rankings

Austin Reagan & Victoria Mills
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No matter the industry, business stakeholders care about lists – who’s on them and who’s on top. Consider this small sampling: Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies” list, Fortune’s “Change the World” list, Forbes’ “The World’s Most Reputable Companies” list, or Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work.”

Follow the Money: Sustainability Goes Mainstream

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In the last two decades, sustainability reporting has gone from an exercise for the largest companies to a necessity to attract investors and meet local and international regulation. But the main benefit of sustainability reporting remains that companies best understand their impacts and can improve their bottom line along with the world around them.

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Edison Shares Vision for Clean Energy Future at Global Summit

The company makes a commitment to pursue the development of more than 50,000 electric vehicle charge ports in its service territory by 2025.
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Corporate and government leaders from across the globe gathered in San Francisco recently for the Global Climate Action Summit, an event to promote the sharing of ideas and strategies for curbing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

For Edison International, the summit provided myriad opportunities to introduce an international audience to the company’s vision for a clean energy future and show how that vision can be realized.

Introducing the We Mean Business Climate Policy Tracker

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By David Wei, Climate Director, BSR
 

The Paris Agreement on climate change was a historic turning point. It gave businesses much-needed clarity on global policy direction and provided a valuable roadmap for creating the low-carbon economy.  

Bill McKibben to Discuss Moving Forward on Climate in Hostile Administration on Live Webinar

National Climate Seminar Presents Middlebury College Professor and 350.org Founder Discussing Challenges of Moving Forward on Climate Issues in Trump Administration
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On Wednesday, November 16, as part of its twice-monthly National Climate Seminar series, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will host a live web discussion, “The Postelection Climate for Climate Action,” with climate change activist Bill McKibben. The talk takes place at 12 noon. EST and can be viewed at: bluejeans.com/163092697.

Business & Financial Sectors Converge at COP21

Companies & investors join with Ceres in urging strong climate change leadership in Paris
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Dozens of major companies and investors from across the United States will be joining the nonprofit sustainability group Ceres at the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris in support of a strong global climate deal that will accelerate the shift to a low-carbon, clean energy economy.

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