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87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit

Companies announce plans to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, challenging Governments to match their ambition
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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

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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

Ready, Set, Go: Creating a Climate Action Plan to Reach Your Science-Based Targets

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Science-based targets (SBTs) provide us with an evidence-based goal-setting framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fueling business transformation. In other words, they place very specific destination points on the map.

Antea Group’s blog describes the steps that will enable you to reach those targets.

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Operating for Sustainable Impact

Mary Curtiss, Global Head of Energy and Sustainability, Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Services, HP, Inc. shares how the company is going further and faster on clean energy solutions and urging other forward-thinking companies to follow its lead.
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Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today. Beyond an environmental matter, it affects the core foundation of economies, livelihoods, food security, health, and quality of life.

As a business community, it’s urgent that we understand our impacts in the world and take decisive actions that align with what climate science tells us are needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.

HP Unveils Revised Science-Based Targets, 100% Renewables Aim and 35% Sustainable Revenue Growth

Revamped science-based targets, a 35% year-on-year growth in revenue through sustainable impact and commitments to source more recycled plastic content and 100% renewables have all been outlined in HP's latest sustainability report.
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According to HP’s 2018 sustainability report, “Sustainable Impact” programmes drove more than $977m (£770m) of new revenue last year, representing a 35% increase on 2017 levels. In 2017, the company delivered a 38% year-on-year growth where sustainable impact was a key differentiator, generating more than $700m (£556m) in new business revenue.

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.

Partners in Purpose: Symantec Employees Build a Sustainable Business

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change advises that failing to take urgent action to keep temperature rise below 2°C will result in untold negative impacts.

In response, Symantec has set science-based targets, and have engaged their employees to help reduce the company's GHG emissions by at least 2.8% each year through 2033.

See more from Symantec here.
Video produced by Kate Finegan

Rich Reyher on PayPal’s Data Centers Going Green

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For Rich Reyher, transitioning to clean energy isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a necessary investment in our future. As Senior Director of Global Data Center Services, Rich oversees PayPal’s data centers worldwide—and understands the high-magnitude of energy these buildings consume. He’s determined to run these energy-hungry buildings with completely renewable resources. 

DSM Sets Science-based Reduction Targets for Emissions

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Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has announced that it has set new science-based reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions. The new targets have been reviewed and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative and aligned with the Paris climate agreement. DSM is the first European company in its sector to join the group of almost 180 leading companies with validated science-based targets.

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Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has announced that it has set new science-based reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions. The new targets have been reviewed and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative and aligned with the Paris climate agreement. DSM is the first European company in its sector to join the group of almost 180 leading companies with validated science-based targets.

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