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MSCI Examines Corporate Response to US Withdrawal from Paris Accord

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The central aim of the Paris climate agreement is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century below 2 degrees Celsius. The agreement also aims to boost the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.

How the "No Straw Pledge" Prevents Landfill and Ocean Waste

(3BL/JustMeans) Bacardi pledged to stop serving straws last year at company events. The company known for its rum began its "no straw pledge" at its North America regional headquarters office in Coral Cables, Florida and its Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Hampshire, England.

More Efficient Fixtures Can Save Water

(3BL/JustMeans) Conserving water is important in a world where some regions are water-stressed. One company understands water conservation and works to produce products that save water: Kohler Co.

A Partnership to Create Certified Sustainable Coconut Oil

(3BL/JustMeans) Coconut oil is growing in popularity. It is projected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.75 percent. The wide range of health benefits associated with coconut oil is one of the main drivers of market growth. What is lacking in the coconut oil industry is sustainable certification.

Verizon Innovative Learning Addresses the Lack of Women in STEM Careers

(3BL/JustMeans) Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math careers (STEM) careers. The percentage of women in STEM careers has stagnated since 2001, particularly within the engineering and computing workforces where only 12 percent and 26 percent of the workforces are women. And the number of women working at tech companies is seriously low. Men make up 80 percent of the tech industry’s global workforce.

Business Has Much To Do If It Wants To Be a Climate Leader

Guest blog by Joe Arvai, Erb Institute, U of Michigan

If there’s one group that’s basking in the long shadow cast by President Trump’s ill-fated decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, it’s business.

Schneider Electric Helps GSK Reduce Supply Chain GHG Emissions

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A PLoS ONE study published last year showed that if the US healthcare sector were ranked as a nation, it would be the world’s 13th-largest carbon emitter, more than all of the UK. In the last 10 years, GHG emissions for the US healthcare sector have gone up by more than 30 percent.

How the Below50 Initiative Can Help Achieve a Net Zero Emissions Economy

Is a net zero emissions economy even possible? There are companies and organizations who think so.

How Unchecked Climate Change Will Impact the US Economy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — The biggest obstacle standing in the way of prioritized, coordinated, effective action against cataclysmic climate instability over the coming years and decades is the US Republican party. These individuals and their ideological followers stand in defiance of reason, science and a global consensus on the need for urgent action in the name of protecting the fortunes of their patrons.

2017 Proxy Season Shows Investors are Concerned About Climate Change

Shareholders are starting to take climate change seriously, as the 2017 proxy season indicates. There were a number of majority and near-majority shareholder votes supporting proposals calling for action on climate change plus a large amount of resolution withdrawals due to corporate climate commitments.

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