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The latest on climate and energy from the We Mean Business network

How to increase your company’s renewables portfolio

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Denielle Harrison, Associate
Renewable energy is now one of the primary ways companies are making progress to meet their business and climate goals and decrease their dependency on fossil fuels.  The RE100 program - led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP - through which companies commit to procure 100 percent of their energy use from renewable sources, now includes 87 companies. Not all companies may be ready for a

Financial tools to support implementation of the Paris Agreement

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The We Mean Business Coalition
To address the systemic risks that arise from climate change, we need to change the financial system. Business transparency on climate issues will mean that a low-carbon future tomorrow will provide opportunities for sustainable economic growth and prosperity today. The UN Sustainable Development Goals will not be met unless climate change is addressed. This is the business message set out in a

What we’re reading: April 2017

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We Mean Business
While concern over the role of the U.S. in the Paris Agreement has remained at the forefront during April, companies are stepping up to the challenge by embracing the opportunities of the low-carbon transition like never before.   Here are some of the best blog posts and reports were reading this month: Corporate climate leadership in the age of Trump Many businesses have kept a low profile in

Project Gigaton: Walmart CEO on working with supply chains

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We Mean Business Coalition
Walmart has unveiled its goal of cutting 1 gigaton of indirect (scope 3) greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2030. To achieve this transformation the retail giant will work with thousands of companies throughout its global supply chain. Project Gigaton will invite suppliers to follow Walmart’s lead in committing to reduce their GHGs using science-based targets. Science-based targets provide

ETC outlines pathway for the low-carbon energy transition

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We Mean Business Coalition
The task of limiting global warming to well below 2°C, while continuing to grow the global economy and provide affordable, reliable, clean energy for all is achievable. That’s one of the key findings of the new report from the Energy Transitions Commision (ETC) - “Better energy, Greater prosperity”. However, the speed and scale of the transition has to radically increase in order to achieve