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Aligning Corporate Ambition with an Ever-Changing World

Words by Amy Brown
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Goal-setting is familiar territory for most major multinational corporations. But as the needs and demands of our world change rapidly — on issues from climate change and resource scarcity to equity and social justice — companies are challenged to make sure their ambitions evolve in kind. 

Register Now: Schneider Electric, VF Corp. and We Mean Business Discuss Sustainability Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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While the world we live in today looks a lot different than that of 2019, a few things remain the same – the impact of climate change on our resources and the push to meet corporate sustainability goals by stakeholders. However, due to the new drastic changes we’re facing in the world today, companies are now challenged to think differently about how they move the needle for sustainability. Now more than ever is the time to build a more resilient and sustainable future, and companies cannot take their foot off the gas.

Webinar: Schneider Electric, VF Corp. and We Mean Business Discuss Sustainability Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

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While the world we live in today looks a lot different than that of 2019, a few things remain the same – the impact of climate change on our resources and the push to meet corporate sustainability goals by stakeholders. However, due to the new drastic changes we’re facing in the world today, companies are now challenged to think differently about how they move the needle for sustainability. Now more than ever is the time to build a more resilient and sustainable future, and companies cannot take their foot off the gas.

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

28 Companies With Combined Market Cap of $1.3 Trillion Step Up to New Level of Climate Ambition

Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, companies commit to set 1.5°C climate targets aligned with a net-zero future, 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.

Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, companies commit to set 1.5°C climate targets aligned with a net-zero future, challenging Governments to match their ambition

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.

Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, companies commit to set 1.5°C climate targets aligned with a net-zero future, challenging Governments to match their ambition

European Leaders to Join Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Summit Europe 2019

CEOs and thought leaders from UNCCC, Siemens UK, IKEA Foundation, Kimberly Clark will meet at the 18th annual Responsible Business Summit Europe (10-12 June, London) widely renowned as the platform where leading global brands shape the future
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March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - New speakers have joined the 18th annual Responsible Business Summit Europe (10-12 June, London) with the aim of share and identify new strategies to achieve sustainable development, as well as to find  partnerships and innovations to lead on environmental and social issues whilst delivering greater transparency on your climate and reputational risks. 

Companies Take on Climate Change with "We Mean Business"

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The We Mean Business coalition was formed to organize a critical mass of the business world to make progress on climate change. With its no-nonsense brand name, formidable numbers, and world-class leadership, the coalition is poised to be a dominant player in directing businesses toward taking stands on strategies and practices that define climate change as a business opportunity, not just an environmental disaster.

Brands Taking Stands | Defining Climate Change as a Business Opportunity

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Companies Take on Climate Change with "We Mean Business"

The We Mean Business coalition was formed to organize a critical mass of the business world to make progress on climate change. With its no-nonsense brand name, formidable numbers, and world-class leadership, the coalition is poised to be a dominant player in directing businesses toward taking stands on strategies and practices that define climate change as a business opportunity, not just an environmental disaster.

5 Multinationals Stepping Up On Climate Action

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Of the 660+ companies committed to bold climate action through the We Mean Business coalition’s Take Action campaign, many are going further and faster to help bend the curve of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We spoke to BT, Ingersoll Rand, Mars, Unilever and HP Inc about their progress in harnessing climate action as a driver of innovation, competitiveness, risk management and growth.

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WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | The Legacy of Paris and Business at COP23

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This week, Panorama brings you to the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, where we sit down three experts at the event. Jennifer Austin, Policy Director at We Mean Business; Nicolas Beaumont, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Development and Mobility at Michelin; and Ed Cameron, senior climate advisor to WBCSD give their perspectives on progress of the Paris Agreement and the contribution of business at COP23.

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