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Why Purchasing Voluntary Carbon Offsets is a ‘Good Buy’

By Jan Lee
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It’s the depressing truth about travel these days: It isn’t cheap — at least not when it comes to carbon in the environment. That super deal your friend found when she flew to and from Paris last summer still contributed at least a couple of tonnes of CO2.  Those multiple business jaunts you were required to make several times last year and the daily commutes to the office downtown weren’t great for the environment, either. Even if you commuted by bus, rail or carpool, the numbers can stack up.

Bonn, a Boon for Business? Top Ways Your Company Can Make the Most of COP23

by Edward Cameron, Senior Advisor, & Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director, WBCSD
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COP21 in Paris was a watershed moment for government. COP23 in Bonn will be the year for business.

In today’s uncertain geopolitical landscape, businesses have a unique opportunity to step up on climate action, but they need to be informed and they need to be engaged.

Whirlpool Corporation Receives Third Consecutive EPA SmartWay Award, Named High Performer

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., November 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For the third year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation's Integrated Supply Chain organization has received the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Excellence Award. The SmartWay Excellence Award represents the EPA's highest recognition for demonstrated leadership in freight supply-chain energy and environmental performance. The program recognizes just one percent of the EPA's more than 3,000 top freight supply-chain partners.

Pathway to a Clean Energy Future

SCE releases a new white paper to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, especially in vulnerable communities, in order to meet California’s ambitious clean energy goals.
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Imagine a California just over a decade from now. It’s the year 2030 and more than 7 million electric cars are traversing along busy freeways and crowded streets. Most of your electricity is from solar and wind. The air you are breathing is now cleaner than it’s been in more than 10 years.

Introducing the We Mean Business Climate Policy Tracker

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By David Wei, Climate Director, BSR
 

The Paris Agreement on climate change was a historic turning point. It gave businesses much-needed clarity on global policy direction and provided a valuable roadmap for creating the low-carbon economy.  

Schneider Electric | WHITE PAPER: Almost 25% of Global GHG Emissions Will Soon Be Regulated by Government Carbon Pricing

Here is what you need to know
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What are SBTs? Put simply, Science-based Targets specifies how much and how quickly companies need to reduce GHG emissions in order to avoid a 2°C global temperature increase. SBTs provide a clear pathway for a company to achieve future business growth while remaining below the 2°C limit. More than 300 companies have committed to setting SBTs under the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and over 70 companies have approved SBTs.

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Sourcing Our Fuels Responsibly: From Coffee to Electricity

by Scott Macmurdo
Blog

Today is National Coffee Day, and millions of Americans are kicking off their mornings with the caffeinated beverage that powers our fast-paced lives. Most aren’t thinking about the journey that coffee makes from a farm half a world away to the cup in their hand, but as a sustainability professional, I just can’t help myself. You can call it a blessing—or a curse. 

Clean Power is Already the Plan

by Bruno Sarda, Head of Sustainability
Blog

What would a repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) actually mean? The announcement that the EPA is seeking to repeal the CPP raises some valid questions about the future of clean energy and carbon emissions in the U.S. To understand the impact, let’s look at some important context.

Republic Services Optimizes Collections with Fleet Innovation

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Each day, Republic Services’ drivers fulfill a promise to our customers – 5.8 million recycling and waste collection pick-ups, or promises fulfilled with precision and consistency.

Our customers understand that each promise comes with an assurance that their recyclables and waste will be handled the right way – safely and in an environmentally responsible manner. This, of course, demands a highly advanced and durable fleet.

More than 2,500 technicians skillfully maintain Republic’s fleet nationwide while continually finding greater environmental efficiencies.

Seventy-Five Percent of Schneider Electric Revenues Come with Eco Labeled Products

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) has gained significant traction in BUILDING sector in the last 10 years as a tool for evaluating the environmental performance of products. That’s what a last survey done by Schneider Electric with more than 1500 customers around the world shows.

According to the survey, customers increase their interest to green products due to:

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