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.
Boost for green bond investment in water infrastructure, sustainable ecosystems, cities, agriculture and energy
May 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Water Consortium, a global group of climate finance and sustainability organisations, has formally launched the new Water Infrastructure Criteria of the Climate Bonds Standard marking a major turning point in best practice for sustainable investment in water-based infrastructure and green/grey hybrid systems.
AECOM was a key player in the U.S. launch of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) R!SE (Risk-Sensitive Investments) Initiative, an ambitious, global response to the daunting challenge of addressing climate change adaptation and disaster-risk reduction worldwide. The initiative fosters collaboration between public and private-sector stakeholders who are taking a leadership role on disaster-risk reduction.
Climate Report Launches Strategy for Eight Industries; Future of Fuels Report Shares Roadmap for Sustainable Transportation Fuels in North America
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Two new BSR reports, published on Earth Day, offer practical guidance for global business to build climate resilience by investing in ambitious reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and enhanced adaptation strategies.
By Eva Dienel, Associate Director, Communications, BSR
In her plenary address at the BSR Conference 2013, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson used the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. to describe the climate challenge. She called it “the fierce urgency of now.”
“We are running out of time on this issue,” she said. “We all have to do much more than we have been doing.”
In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across North America — and caused nearly 300 deaths and more than US$50 billion in damage. Thousands were left homeless and millions suffered without heat, electricity and water. Marking the storm’s one-year anniversary, AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer and vice president, recently recanted lessons learned from the destruction — providing additional insight needed to build urban resiliency in coastal cities everywhere.
Author John Englander says Sea Level Rise is a Manageable Risk if Companies Begin Today
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For the past 6,000 years--the duration of human civilization--sea level has remained relatively unchanged. That is no longer the case today. Sea level rise is now moving the shoreline inland, posing new challenges for businesses and communities. At NAEM's Forum last week in Montreal, John Englander, author of "High Tide on Main Street," illuminated the business risks and made the case for 'intelligent adaptation' to more than 500 corporate EHS and sustainability leaders. In this video interview, he discusses the science and shares some of the highlights from his keynote presentation.
DOHA, December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Reflecting the increased importance of the private sector to the climate negotiations and global sustainability, signatories of Caring for Climate (C4C), the UN’s climate action platform for business, met with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Doha today. Chaired by UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner and featuring UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UNFCCC Executive Secretary, the event offered a platform for business to interact with the international climate process.
Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Climate change, climate mitigation, and climate change adaptation, oh my! So many distinctions to make. With expanding global climate discussions it has become critical for many companies to have comprehensive business sustainability strategies to address emissions. Our sustainability consulting experiences over the last few years has revealed that leaders are beginning to understand the risks and costs associated with both their organization's direct and indirect exposure and taking action to address climate change risk; however, there are distinctions to be made in strategies.