Fighting Climate Change: The Time for Action Is Now

By Neil Barrett, Group Vice President, Sustainable Development, Sodexo

The COP21 in Paris last December achieved a remarkable accord—for all 196 countries attending to sign the agreement is unprecedented. That’s the good news, and everyone involved should take pride in this accomplishment.

But there’s no time to rest on laurels—the accord was just the beginning.  We must ensure that action follows and is aligned with the promises of that agreement. And though, of course, governments should lead this movement, it is action by the private sector that can make the difference.

China and India: Doing the Unimaginable to Address Climate Change

In the four months since the United Nation’s COP21 meetings in Paris, China and India have taken huge strides in their quest to reduce carbon, improve air quality, and shift to a sustainable economy.

Climate action has never been so en vogue. Last Friday, 175 nations signed the Paris accord, using Earth Day as the celebratory milieu to take a vital next step in the hard-fought, decades-long battle to reduce global emissions. 

HP, Inc. Congratulates US and World Leaders on Historic Paris Agreement

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In December 2015, HP joined more than 100 major US businesses calling for government to take decisive action at COP21 to tackle climate change in order to minimize climate risk and boost the economy. On Earth Day 2016, we celebrated the historic signing of the Paris Agreement!

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We Must Be Bold on Climate: The Paris Agreement Is Signed


The Paris Climate Conference last December was a true turning point for the world, producing the first global climate agreement that requires universal action by all countries, rich and poor, to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and to build climate resilience. The Paris Agreement sets ambitious goals to reach net zero emissions in the second half of this century and to guide global finance toward low-emission and climate-resilient investments.

UN Debate, Paris Agreement Signing Cap an Earth Day to Remember


Happy Earth Day 2016, and greetings from New York City where history is unfolding today at the UN with more than 165 global leaders gathering to sign the Paris Agreement adopted at COP21 in December.

The mood is jubilant but it is also a reminder that—as a global community—we have a tremendous amount of work ahead to put the Agreement into action and keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.

Business Statement Welcoming the Paris Climate Agreement


This statement was developed by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and is supported by the major companies listed below.


This statement was developed by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and is supported by the major companies listed below.

100+ Companies Salute the Signing of the Paris Agreement and Call For Swift Action On Clean Power Plan

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April 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - More than 100 companies, including leading global giants, expressed their support today for the Paris Agreement on climate change and called for swift action on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, a proposal aimed at significantly cutting carbon pollution in the United States.

Global Investor Groups Urge World Leaders to Sign and Accede to the Paris Climate Agreement Rapidly

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LONDON/SYDNEY/BOSTON, April 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ –The Paris Agreement enters into force once 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions have deposited their instruments of accession with the UN. Investors support an early entry into force of the agreement, possibly as early as next year.

2015 Bloomberg Impact Report Update


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The following post is from our founder Mike Bloomberg which originally appeared in the 2015 Bloomberg Impact Report.

BNY Mellon Goes Carbon Neutral

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Building on its environmental performance leadership and delivering on the pledge it made as part of the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, BNY Mellon has become carbon neutral for scope 1 and scope 2, as well as scope 3 business travel greenhouse gas (GH


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