Unilever recognised by CDP for action on climate crisis

Unilever has been identified as a global leader in corporate sustainability and awarded a place on this year’s Climate A List compiled by CDP, the non-profit environmental disclosure platform. “We are delighted to be named by CDP as a leader in climate disclosure,” says Marc Engel, Unilever’s Chief Supply Chain Officer. “Every company should aspire to join the CDP A list, setting science-based targets for reducing emissions and disclosing their progress. Greater transparency is key to driving ambitious climate action and keeping global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.” CDP…

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Major Environmental Groups Call On Businesses To Lead On Climate Policy

Eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter in the New York Times today, urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy. Signatories include the heads of BSR, C2ES, CDP, Ceres, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, The Climate Group, The Nature Conservancy, the Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund. In the letter, the organizations call on businesses to adopt a science-based climate policy agenda that is aligned with the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

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Manufacturing giant 3M commits to 100% renewable power for global operations

Manufacturing and technology giant 3M has become the latest company to join RE100, the global leadership initiative bringing together companies committed to 100% renewable power, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. The company has committed to source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2050, with an interim goal of 50% by 2025. Making the announcement, 3M stated that its global headquarters will now be renewably powered – taking the company to sourcing 30% renewable electricity globally.  Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, said: “By joining…

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Top FMCGs in race to keep up with conscious consumers

The world’s top FMCGs including Nestlé, Coca Cola and P&G are in a race to adapt to rapidly changing consumer trends, including a rise in veganism and increasing activism on plastic packaging. This is revealed in a new report ‘Fast Moving Consumers’ from environmental non-profit and investment research provider CDP . The report ranks 16 of the largest and publicly listed Food and Beverage and Household and Personal Care companies on business readiness for a low carbon transition. The life cycle environmental impact of products from the industry is significant…

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CPR AM and CDP launch climate fund

Building on its commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, CPR AM, a subsidiary of Amundi, is teaming up with CDP to launch a thematic equity fund dedicated to the fight against global warming. CPR AM has launched a new thematic equities fund that will invest in global equities that best manage climate change-related risks. Managed by global equities fund manager Alexandre Blein, the fund will have an investment universe of 700 stocks encompassing all geographies and all sectors a priori. Investments will be made in companies striving to…

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