Climate Action CSR News

General Mills Works to Decouple Emissions from Business Growth

by Mary Mazzoni
Article

Agriculture accounts for around 9 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The global tally of agricultural emissions is even higher, with estimates ranging from 13 to 24 percent of total GHGs.

Sustainability Academy Readying Practitioners for Climate Change

Press Release

CHICAGO, October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainability Academy is CSE’s global initiative to offer affordable, specialized, online education in the field of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility.

Steve Seeger + Doniece Sandoval: Power of One

Multimedia with summary

One thing that we are consistently reminded of during election season is that each and every person can make a difference – whether it’s casting a vote in a super tight election, or confronting a US Senator in an elevator, the power of one can’t be easily dismissed. This week on Sea Change Radio, we explore how even someone who may not have lots of money or technical know-how but cares deeply for the environment can have an impact.

Duke Energy to Invest $500 Million in Battery Storage in the Carolinas Over the Next 15 Years

Summary: 
  • About 300 megawatts of battery energy storage slated for the Carolinas
  • Battery storage in region will increase almost twentyfold, delivering system benefits to customers and communities
  • Filing recently made with regulators for Madison County, N.C., project
Press Release
  • About 300 megawatts of battery energy storage slated for the Carolinas
  • Battery storage in region will increase almost twentyfold, delivering system benefits to customers and communities
  • Filing recently made with regulators for Madison County, N.C., project

Ecocentricity Blog: This Report Is Special

Summary: 

We still have a chance of reaching the aspirational goal, but we need to move quickly. I urge you not to lose hope. Losing hope is futile, especially when what we need now is action.

Blog

We still have a chance of reaching the aspirational goal, but we need to move quickly. I urge you not to lose hope. Losing hope is futile, especially when what we need now is action.

Symantec Hits GHG Target, Increases Employee Engagement and Adds Diverse Talent to the Tech Workforce

Article

As part of its commitment to climate action, Symantec set a goal in 2016 to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent over a 10-year period (FY16 to FY25 with a FY15 baseline). Through investments in energy conservation and more efficient use of space the company has achieved a 32 percent reduction in GHG emissions in just three years. Its Mountain View Headquarters now has a zero-carbon electricity contract as it moves to further reduce emissions by choosing cleaner sources of energy to power offices, labs and data centers.

Virgin Atlantic Goes Circular With Innovative Airplane Fuel

Blog

In a 2016 report, UPS* and GreenBiz found awareness of circular economy was not only on the rise, but a majority of companies (86%) believed circular economy principles would be important to their organization in the next two years.

Mars’ New Sustainable in a Generation Report – Our Progress to Date for the Thriving People Pillar

Multimedia with summary

A range of issues continue to face our global community—including climate change, poverty, obesity and water stress. That’s what prompted us to launch our Sustainable in a Generation Plan last year, pledging to invest over $1 billion to start tackling these issues within our own supply chain.

Early indicators of progress for each pillar of our plan—Healthy Planet, Thriving People, Nourishing Wellbeing—say that we are moving in the right direction.

California First Large State to Mandate 100 Percent Clean Power Grid

All sectors of the economy must come together to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s fifth-largest economy.
Article

With the Governor’s signing of Senate Bill 100, California becomes the first large state to set a 100 percent clean electricity target. The new law requires California’s utilities to drive the state’s energy grid to 100 percent clean power by 2045.

Celebrating Ten Years of Sea Change Radio, Pt. 2

Multimedia with summary

This week on Sea Change Radio, the second half of our ten year anniversary celebration where we hear from some of the planet’s most important thinkers, leading green advocates, and sustainability innovators. Stay tuned to hear excerpts from interviews with thought leaders like George Monbiot, politicians like Gavin Newsom, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists like Robin McDowell, and scientists like Richard Lunt.

Pages

Subscribe to Climate Action