Demonstrating clear corporate leadership during Climate Week NYC 2017, RE100 member Carlsberg Group has highlighted the importance of working in partnership with others to reduce emissions and address climate change.
by María Mendiluce, Managing Director, Natural Capital Area, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
The world is changing. Technological developments and the advance of the digital age fundamentally have shifted the way we experience day-to-day life. These new developments offer innovative ways to build sustainability into the world around us.
An increasing number of companies are making public commitments to power their operations with renewable energy, but convincing senior management that the investment is worth it can still be a difficult task. Evidence of improvements to ESG ratings and reputation make the task easier.
VMware is proud to be a part of the RE100; a global collaboration comprised of influential businesses that are committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity in partnership with The Climate Group and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Today, the initiative is celebrating the addition of its 100th member organization.
The Carlsberg Group is one of four companies to take RE100 leadership initiative to 100 members, following commitment to 100% renewable electricity at its breweries by 2022
July 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Carlsberg Group has today joined RE100 - the collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, run by The Climate Group.
Joining the initiative on the same day as AXA, AkzoNobel N.V. and Burberry plc, Carlsberg is one of four companies that take RE100 to 100 members - together, creating more than 146 terawatt-hours in demand for renewable electricity annually.
Driving sustainable innovation to increase the efficiency of IT and transform industries
From applying our technologies to improve the lives of people around the world, to our commitment to 100% renewable energy, we have a lot to be proud of at HPE. Last year, we continued to drive sustainable innovation to increase the efficiency of IT and transform industries.
It’s been a transformative year. In January, General Motors launched its Maven carsharing service, now active in 17 cities around the United States. In the fall, the company committed to power its global operations’ electricity with renewable energy by 2050. And in December, the long-range Chevrolet Bolt EV hit the streets. Along the way, a variety of collaborations have helped to reduce waste, address climate change and inspire STEM learning.
Here’s a snapshot of GM’s sustainability journey in 2016.
When the gavel came down on the historic Paris Agreement for climate action on 12 December 2015, the international community delivered a statement of intent for a different and better future. One year on – after months of quiet diplomacy, business calls for action and civil society efforts – the agreement has been ratified, and the statement of intent is now set to drive government, business and investment decisions for decades.
GM is pledging to meet its electricity needs at all of its global operations with renewable energy – such as wind, sun and landfill gas – by 2050. The company’s global renewable energy manager, Rob Threlkeld, answers some questions about the company’s 100 percent renewable energy plans and what it will take to achieve its goal.
How does GM define this commitment? What does it mean to be 100 percent renewable?