NEW YORK, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Three quarters of business leaders say that sustainability needs to be a cohesive element of business strategy, and companies are increasingly using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as their strategic north star, with more than 70 percent reporting they either currently use or intend to use them to set targets.
Insights from the 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Climate Change Snapshot
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Although the United States is currently the only country that is not committed to the Paris Climate Accord, U.S. citizens are not turning their attention away from the effects of climate change. In fact, the majority of Americans believe climate change is a problem, but feel powerless to personally address it. Instead, individuals look to companies to take the lead on climate change solutions and commitments, especially in the absence of government progress, according to the 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Climate Change Snapshot.
Americans are looking to companies to take a lead in addressing climate change
BOSTON,September 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The majority of Americans (62%) say they believe climate change is a problem, according to the 2018 Cone/Porter Novelli Climate Change Snapshot. The research finds that although many Americans feel unempowered to address climate change, they are hopeful companies will take the lead.
Join Mars, Incorporated and Environmental Defense Fund for a webinar on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to learn about Mars’ sustainability journey, and how businesses of any size can cut emissions and reduce risks related to climate change.
As wildfires rage out of control for yet another summer and the Mueller investigation inches ahead at a seemingly glacial pace, there’s a lot to be down about when it comes to politics and the environment. But this week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to a journalist who’s trying to look at things through a more upbeat lens. By delving into things that should encourage us about our future on this planet, Geoff Dembicki offers plenty of reasons to keep fighting the good fight against climate change.
Major brands like ours have an opportunity to lead in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon future. A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that businesses are stepping up their use, procurement and investment in renewable electricity. While this is good news, only 17% of us have a specific target for renewable electricity and a mere 134 have committed to 100% renewable electricity use.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global set of goals, targets and indicators that United Nations member states, and increasingly businesses, are expected to use to frame agendas and policies surrounding development. The global community has given itself until 2030 to achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which will require a significant contribution from the private sector and collaboration across industries.