3 Ways to Cut Carbon: Creative Lessons in Corporate Citizenship

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3 Ways to Cut Carbon: Creative Lessons in Corporate Citizenship

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 1:05pm

Is cutting carbon part of your future business focus? It’s certainly on the minds of many these days:

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  • More than 120 world leaders attended the United Nations Climate Summit this past September in New York, and more than 400,000 protesters took to the streets during that same event.
  • The European Union pledged to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions from its 28 member states by 20 percent in 2020 compared to 1990 levels.
  • President Obama reaffirmed his climate change action plan to reduce carbon pollution and prepare the United States for climate change at the UN Climate Summit.
  • The OECD reports that climate change will curb global GDP by 1.5 percent on average and almost 6 percent in South and South-East Asia, unless increases in CO2 emissions are curbed.

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship members are paying attention and taking action. Efforts range from investing in renewable energy to creating internal carbon pricing programs and involving employees in multiple ways.

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