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2021 SPOTLIGHT: International Presented at COP26

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2021 SPOTLIGHT: International Paper presented at COP26 this year, highlighting how working forests play a critical role in addressing climate change.

Summary and Takeaways From COP26

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The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, was recently held in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference was a significant global event bringing together stakeholders from the private sector, the public sector, and nonprofits, and the gathering led both to encouragement and disappointment in various groups. After the conclusion of the event our global teams took some time to analyze and came up with some key points to summarize the event and how it might impact our clients.

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A Guide to Rising Salaries in the Sustainability & ESG Market - War for Talent As COP26 Paves the Way for New Sustainability Hires

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by Samantha Calvey

​COP26 has laid the foundations for a more stable future but if the climate crisis has taught us anything, it’s that a collaborative approach is fundamental for skyrocketing success in sustainability.  

While governments and policy makers get to grips with understanding what is expected of them, in order to steer towards reaching the Paris Agreement goal, the onus is on everyone across the globe to play their part. 

Four Out of Five Major Carmakers Fail To Support COP26 Emissions Pledge

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​Four of the world’s five largest car manufacturers have not signed a deal to eliminate new car emissions by 2040.

The offending quartet - Volkswagen, Toyota, the Renault-Nissan alliance, and Hyundai-Kia – have not showed their support to the pledge which is to be announced at COP26 today, despite months of pressure from the UK.

By signing the agreement, the signatories have pledged to end the sale of new cars that produce emissions in “leading markets” by 2035, and globally by 2040.

What Next After COP26? Be the Ball.

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Before, during, and after COP26, I could not stop thinking about the final scene in the movie Caddyshack. In the film, young Danny Noonan vies to win a golf match to fund his college tuition. His winning putt teeters on the edge of the 18th hole when suddenly the golf course explodes. Bedlam ensues, with people running in all directions. But caddy manager Lou Loomis keeps a steady eye on the ball. As the tremors build, the ball wiggles and drops into the hole. Victory! 

Sustainable Finance in Action | Acre: Careers in Finance Are Changing

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With the world coming together at COP26 to discuss action on climate change, Acre partnered with The London Institute of Banking & Finance to highlight all the work we are doing to make an impact.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - December 2021

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued it's quarterly newsletter - Brightening Our Corner.

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has issued it's quarterly newsletter - Brightening Our Corner.

Tork PaperCircle Closes the Loop for Used Paper Hand Towels at COP26

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Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company, and maker of the Tork brand, announced that its circular service, Tork PaperCircle, was showcased and used at more than 80 washrooms at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). This two-week long, global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland marked a decisive moment for climate action, with a specific focus on scaling circular initiatives to decarbonize the economy and lead the way to tackle climate change. 

Business Takes a Leading Role at COP26

by Mary Draves
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I am hopeful because companies like Dow are not only making commitments to address their own emissions, but are taking a lead role in developing new climate-friendly technology.

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I am hopeful because companies like Dow are not only making commitments to address their own emissions, but are taking a lead role in developing new climate-friendly technology.

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