International Women’s Day, fast approaching on March 8, is a powerful reminder to celebrate women in our lives.
In some countries, it is customary to shower women with attention and flowers–somewhat similar to the way we celebrate Mother’s Day here. In the U.K., the day spurs celebration of the contribution of women to business, science, politics and society at large. Last year, the milestone coincided with a centenary of female emancipation and underscored that we still have a long way to go in achieving true equality.
Businesses have long recognized the need to decarbonize operations through setting GHG emission reduction targets, but these goals are typically short-term and incremental in nature – usually based on past performance or regulatory requirements. Science-Based Targets (SBTs) are far more ambitious and go beyond current legislation. They are aligned with climate science and stated aims of the Paris Climate Agreement. Their time horizon is longer (up to 2050) and require more aggressive cuts in emissions.
2020 marks the start of the Decade of Action to deliver on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which combat poverty, inequality and injustice and climate change by 2030. Following the success of the Millennium Development Goals, SDGs have been adopted as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, signed by 193 countries.
"Our Green Chemistry initiative is as much about driving efficiency in our factories (staring with technology development to design future processes) as it is about sustainability. I would say that’s driven by both a financial aspect and an environmental aspect to get the most out of raw materials and make deals not waste" - Frederick Hellman, Compliance Associate Director, Astra Zeneca
Scott Macmurdo, Director of Business Development at Duke Energy and NEO Network member, shares why companies are joining the NEO Network and how it can help your organization get smart about its renewable energy strategy.
To avoid the worst climate impacts, global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will need to drop by half in the next 10 years and stay the course to a 2050 net-zero emissions horizon. Companies are being tasked to realign their strategies and operations in-line with these tightened goals. But what does that mean in practice? How can businesses realign business models without impacting current success?
Reserve your seat at our 2020 webinar and hear from Novo Nordisk, Schneider Electric and WWF on their net-zero journey.
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been given two significant rankings - including a top place on among the Global 100 MostSustainable Corporations ranking of Clean Capitalism magazine Corporate Knights, and a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “A-List” for the ninth consecutive year.