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Queensland Renewable Fuels Association to partner with below50

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We Mean Business coalition
At the BIO World Congress on Industrial Technology, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) signed a partnership agreement to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels through WBCSD’s below50 initiative. below50 is a unique collaboration that brings together the entire value-chain for the world’s most

South African business leaders on the importance of climate action

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We Mean Business coalition
Many of South Africa’s leading companies are embracing climate action as a driver of innovation, competitiveness, risk management and growth. The National Business Initiative (NBI), which is the key partner of the We Mean Business coalition in South Africa, spoke to many forward-looking companies about their approach to the low-carbon transition.   Anglo American CEO Andile Sangqu     “For us at

100 companies creating market change: RE100 past, present and future

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We Mean Business coalition
As 100 leading businesses transition to 100% renewable power through RE100, The Climate Group’s Sam Kimmins reflects on the growing corporate movement for renewable energy and its impact on the global economy: When one global company stands up and declares an interest in renewable electricity, people take note. When 100 global companies stand up and declare their commitment to 100% renewable

Embracing climate disclosure; avoiding the scenarios trap

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Nigel Topping, CEO
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The We Mean Business coalition
Forward-looking businesses and investors recognize that climate change represents both financial risks and opportunities. It’s these risks and opportunities that the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) is aiming to help organizations address with its final recommendations report. In its report, the TCFD recommends organizations disclose their

NBI’s Steve Nicholls: The importance of climate action in South Africa

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Steve Nicholls, Head of Environment at
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NBI
As Africa develops and transitions to similar standards of living as elsewhere in the world, the potential for additional carbon emissions is enormous. This is at a time when it’s vital to reduce global carbon emissions; that’s the dichotomy that has to be solved. The companies that comprise The National Business Initiative (NBI) in South Africa are operating in over 75 countries* around the

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