Since 2015, Alliance Data reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 21 percent metric tons. Check out how we fared in this short video. Our 2017 Corporate Responsibility report, which will be out in the coming weeks, will detail more of our efforts to nurture and protect our environment.
We have both a responsibility and an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In just the last 50 years, scientists and experts report global GHG emissions have grown by nearly 70%, and that GHG concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere have increased nearly 30% in that same span.
For most companies their greatest risks and impacts lie within their supply chains. To truly address areas such as; GHG emissions, Human Rights violations and water usage companies need to work with a whole host of partners.
In a 1-hour webinar debate, you will hear from businesses on how they are driving large scale change in partnership with suppliers, industry associations, NGOs and competitors.
Last week marked the opening of the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. It was also the 7th Annual Climate Week NYC, a gathering of business, NGO and government leaders who are working towards solutions that help to slow global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
This year, I was home in Minneapolis during Climate Week. Two years ago, I was in Midtown Manhattan, right in the thick of UN Climate Week events.
States with robust economies, new jobs, and increased investment all have one thing in common: forward-thinking clean energy policies that help businesses plan for the future. Here in the Northeast, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is part of a legacy of clean energy leadership, which sets an annual cap for the region’s aggregate greenhouse gas emissions across nine states. The first cooperative effort of its kind, RGGI is a critical tool empowering businesses such as Timberland to invest in our future while also reducing costs.
NRG closely monitors its environmental impacts. We emit CO2 when generating electricity at most of our facilities. The graphs presented below illustrate our U.S. scope 1 emissions of CO2e for 2014, 2015 and 2016. We anticipate reductions in our future emissions profile as we modernize our fleet through repowering, improve generation efficiencies and explore methods to capture CO2.
HPE will be the first company to enable suppliers to set science-based GHG reduction targets in their own operations. Launched in May, the program will enable 80% of manufacturing suppliers, by spend, to reduce their own emissions in line with the targets that climate science says is necessary to prevent dangerous global warming. This effort seeks to avoid 100 million tons of emissions by 2025, equivalent to taking 21 million passenger vehicles off the road for one year.
Last year, PepsiCo announced an ambitious set of goals as it redoubled its commitment to Performance with Purpose—the fundamental belief that business success is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world we share. One key element of this agenda is the company’s goal to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 20 percent across its value chain by 2030. This goal has now been verified by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), an organization which champions science-based approaches to reducing GHG emissions.
Unreasonable’s CEO Daniel Epstein is joined at the fireside by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech and an alumnus of the Unreasonable Impact accelerator.
As a biotech startup that harnesses carbon waste and converts it into usable fuel (read: one of the most badass and potentially disruptive companies we know of), LanzaTech faces many challenges. Holmgren discusses her mission to convince legislators that carbon waste is not a liability, but an opportunity.