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

How global value chains push and pull U.S. companies on climate action

Posted by
Emilie Prattico, Manager
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BSR
In the United States, companies are engaging in climate action as a result of different domestic business drivers: Investing in renewables, innovating to create climate-compatible products, and attracting new talent through environmental values are most often driven by local or regional imperatives. But for most companies operating within global value chains, the pull and push of climate action

Better energy management electrifies the corporate agenda

Posted by
Gareth Scheerder, Associate, Climate Change
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BSR
Forward-looking businesses are realizing huge cost savings by investing in energy efficiency measures and switching to renewable energy - as well as being able to make and meet ever more ambitious greenhouse gas commitments. Recent trends, such as tumbling renewable energy prices and innovative energy technologies, are driving never-before-seen energy procurement options and tools for companies

The 6 revolutions needed to meet 2020 turning point

Posted by
We Mean Business Coalition
Mission 2020, (M2020) a global non-profit headed by Christiana Figueres, has laid out the six revolutions needed to reverse the upward curve of greenhouse gas emissions and ensure their steady decline by the close of this decade and beyond. Bending the curve of emissions any later will all but eliminate our chance to stay within 1.5°C and move the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals beyond our

Business risk, reward, and resilience in the face of extreme weather

Posted by
Sissel Waage, Senior Adviser
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BSR
Extreme weather can spark extreme business costs. It matters, therefore, that extreme weather is trending upward—by a factor of three over the past 35 years, according to an analyst with insurer Munich Re. It also matters that businesses can mitigate against these risks and buffer against attendant costs through actions focused on climate resilience.  A few corporate examples vividly underscore

What we're reading: March 2017

Posted by
We Mean Business Coalition
During March the business community’s commitment to take bold climate action continued to grow, as the business rationale gains greater traction. This is despite fresh challenges, including the regrettable Executive Order from the White House weakening US climate policy. The number of ambitious commitments made by companies as part of the We Mean Business coalition’s (WMB) take action campaign is

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