Climate Change

Black Carbon: An Opportunity for Low Carbon Leadership

Posted by
Emilie Prattico
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BSR
Of the many risks posed by climate change, the effects on human health are particularly significant—and people are already experiencing their impact. The rise in global mean temperatures, coupled with changes in the distribution of water, are currently leading to an increase in vector- and water-borne diseases, which will affect people in regions like the Western Pacific, where malaria and dengue

Words Matter in the Paris Climate Agreement

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Founding Partners
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We Mean Business
Words matter. This is especially true for the Paris Agreement on climate change to be concluded this December. Businesses and investors have a clear stake in the words in the agreement and in the political commitment behind them, which will underpin the policy certainty they need to build the low-carbon economy. Getting the right words in the right place is essential to success.     Businesses

Unilever's Pier Luigi Sigismondi: What Paris means to me...

Posted by
Jessica Shankleman
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BusinessGreen
Originally published in BusinessGreen, re-posted by permission. BusinessGreen is asking key green business leaders about their personal views on the importance of the climate change talks due to take place in the French capital at the end of this year. This week we spoke to Pier Luigi Sigismondi, chief supply chain officer for Unilever. What do you hope to see achieved in Paris? We need a high

Road to Paris: A Corporate Crash Course in Climate and COP21

Posted by
Lauren Hepler
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GreenBiz
Originally published in GreenBiz, re-posted by permission. It's mid-morning on the West Coast, early evening in Western Europe, and a conference call has been convened to talk business and climate politics. The impetus for the gathering: getting specific about what corporations can and should be doing in the run up to the United Nations climate conference slated for this December — a gathering

How Can Business Build Climate Resilience?

Posted by
Edward Cameron
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BSR
Climate change is often thought of as tomorrow’s problem. But according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, growing concentrations of greenhouse-gas pollution has already affected socio-ecological systems around the world. Analysis conducted by Munich Re and captured in the Economistshows that since 1980, climate change has resulted in a significant rise in weather-related disasters

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