Apple, Microsoft, Mars, Tesla, Disney, Novelis, Caterpillar Lead in Low-Carbon Action

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Apple, Microsoft, Mars, Tesla, Disney, Novelis, Caterpillar Lead in Low-Carbon Action

by Vikas Vij
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Report from @CCitizenship highlights top low #carbon companies http://bit.ly/13ME40W more on @Justmeans

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The most compelling guidance yet on the projected evolution of carbon emissions has been presented in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). To prevent extreme impacts of climate change, the world’s combined greenhouse gas emissions must not exceed 825 Giga-tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2050. This effectively means that the global average of carbon emissions per capita must reduce by up to 70 percent by 2050.

A recent Corporate Citizenship report called the “Low-Carbon Company” has highlighted some of the top companies in the world that are taking firm steps to reduce their carbon footprint, and continue to achieve outstanding commercial success at the same time. Apple, Unilever, Diageo, Microsoft, BT Group, CDL, Caterpillar, Jaguar Land Rover, Infosys, Holcim, Tesla Motors, Walt Disney, Mars, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novelis are among the “low-carbon leaders,” whose global success makes a strong business case for decarbonization.                     

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management. 

 

Keywords: Environment | Alternative Energy | Apple | Caterpillar | Disney | IPCC | Low-Carbon companies | Mars | Microsoft | Novelis | Tesla

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