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United Nations Global Compact Launches Event Series to Accelerate Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals at the Local Level

The “Making Global Goals Local Business” event series kicks off next week in the United Kingdom
Press Release

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/— The United Nations Global Compact will next week launch a series of events to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national level.

Business Leaders Urged to Set More Ambitious Climate Targets in Effort to Limit Global Temperature Rise to 1.5°C

UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit to recognize private sector leadership on climate change and inspire a faster transformation to a net zero future
Press Release

The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition.

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A broad coalition of business, civil society and UN leaders today issued a call to action for private companies to make their critical and necessary contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit the worst impacts of climate change.

Companies Should Report Possible Climate Costs, Say Global Executives

The information should routinely appear in financial statements, according to recommendations to be presented to G-20 leaders
Article

Originally posted on Wall Street Journal.

LONDON—Companies should publish an assessment of the losses they could suffer through climate change as part of their routine financial statements, according to a panel of financial and business executives chaired by Michael Bloomberg.

Carney-Backed Report Urges Companies to Disclose Climate Change Effects

BoE governor and media billionaire behind proposals to better inform investors and lenders
Article

Originally posted in the Financial Times.

A task force led by Michael Bloomberg and backed by Mark Carney has urged companies to disclose to investors the impact of climate change on their businesses.

The governor of the Bank of England and the billionaire media owner are behind a new set of recommendations designed to give investors, lenders and insurers a better idea about how climate change will affect individual businesses.

Swiss Re Adopts Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Recommendations

Article

Originally posted in Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re announced on Wednesday that it will adopt the climate-related financial disclosure recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

TCFD Reaction: 'Turning Point for Climate Disclosure'

Article

Originally posted on Environmental Finance.

The launch of TCFD's recommendations were today hailed as a landmark moment for investors campaigning to have climate considerations integrated into mainstream reporting.

GM Recognized as World Leader for Climate Change Action

Blog

CDP, a global nonprofit committed to sustainable economies, has named General Motors a global leader for its actions and strategies to address climate change. GM is now on the global Climate A List – a spot held by just 9 percent of the thousands of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program.

While GM has achieved perfect climate disclosure scores in the U.S. for the last three years, this marks the company’s debut on the global list.

UPS Achieves Highest Score On Carbon Disclosure Index

Company Also Included on Dow Jones Sustainability Index
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UPS has been named to the 2011 Carbon Disclosure Project’s Global 500 “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index” and is one of only four companies in the world to receive the highest score.

Press Release

UPS has been named to the 2011 Carbon Disclosure Project’s Global 500 “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index” and is one of only four companies in the world to receive the highest score.

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