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Webinar: Introduction to Georgia Drawdown

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July 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ What are the most promising solutions for achieving carbon neutrality in Georgia?

Inspired by Project Drawdown, Georgia Drawdown is an initiative to review 100 global solutions and identify a short list of those solutions that are most relevant in Georgia. Launched by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Georgia Drawdown is led by Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Emory University in conjunction with partners across the state.

Climate Action: Spurring New Investments for Clients

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Climate action drives business resiliency and new investments, and is just one of the four key global megatrends BNY Mellon addresses in its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. BNY Mellon is committed to addressing climate-related risks and opportunities through a comprehensive approach.

Propex Geosolution Receives Carbon Footprint Verification for PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM

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Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jul 1, 2019

Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first High Performance Turf Reinforcement Mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions. The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM is 2.7 kgCO2e per 1m2 of material, which is equivalent to driving about seven miles. 

Business Leaders Join Other Global Decision-Makers in Abu Dhabi to Ramp up Climate Ambitions

Abu Dhabi Climate Meeting helps shape the proposals to be presented at the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Over 1,700 people from over 160 countries — representing Government, business, civil society and youth — convened at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi from 30 June to 1 July for a milestone moment in the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23 September. The UN Global Compact, together with partners, convened a roundtable discussion with business leaders on a just transition to a net-zero future in line with 1.5°C scenarios.

Prepare for 2020 with Schneider Electric's Interactive Sustainability Goal-Setting Guide

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Share Your Goals with the World​

Take your energy and sustainability programs to new heights. Companies with publicly-stated energy- and carbon-reduction targets innovate and advance.

And, according to recent research, they see value beyond efficiency and cost reduction.

It’s time to make a commitment.

Ecocentricity Blog: Rational Hope

By: John A. Lanier
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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe understands how important it is to walk the line between knowing the science of climate change and articulating a positive vision for the future, and she does that well. As she said in her TED Talk, “What we need to fix this thing is rational hope.”

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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe understands how important it is to walk the line between knowing the science of climate change and articulating a positive vision for the future, and she does that well. As she said in her TED Talk, “What we need to fix this thing is rational hope.”

UN Global Compact Bulletin (May 2019)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look at this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

How Exxon Taught Me That Shareholders Can Change the World

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by Gabe Rissman Co-Founder and President, YourStake.org 

I rose to the podium, looked Exxon then-CEO Rex Tillerson in the eye, and spoke. “Why does Exxon fund climate-denying organizations, when you publicly support a carbon tax?” Tillerson deflected the question at the time: “we would never impinge on ALEC’s free speech.” D’oh. Two years later, in July 2018, Exxon ceased funding ALEC, the climate change denying organization I highlighted.

Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

A Millennial's view on today and tomorrow
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by Nikishka Iyengar Founder and CEO, The Guild 

Ecocentricity Blog: Climate Action Ninjas

By John A. Lanier
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For nearly 30 years, Ceres has been working with businesses and investors to advance the shift toward a sustainable economy. That’s exactly what they did in this case, just with a heavy dosage of ninja stealth.

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For nearly 30 years, Ceres has been working with businesses and investors to advance the shift toward a sustainable economy. That’s exactly what they did in this case, just with a heavy dosage of ninja stealth.

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