The Corporate World is Increasingly Seeing Climate Change as Key Issue

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The Corporate World is Increasingly Seeing Climate Change as Key Issue

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

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The urging of institutional investors is driving companies to address #climatechange http://bit.ly/1N8nxF8 via @Justmeans by @gmcheeseman
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:45am

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World leaders began meeting on November 30 to hammer out a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. They have until December 11 to agree on a climate agreement good enough to keep temperature rise to two degrees. That’s the threshold scientists say we don’t want to cross in order to avoid the worst climate change impacts. 

While countries must play a key role in mitigating climate change, the business world also is an important player. And many corporations are focusing on climate change. Over the the last five years, the corporate world has come a long way in reducing carbon footprints and supporting a low carbon economy, as CDP recent report shows. The report, titled CDP Global Climate Change Report 2015, focuses on responses from 1,997 companies from 51 countries representing 55 percent of the market capitalization of listed companies globally.

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Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a central California-based journalist who writes about sustainability, environmental issues, and healthy living. With a degree in journalism and a passion for social responsibility, she writes for a number of online publications. She believes that collaboration between the public and private sectors can help solve many problems facing the planet and its people. Mashable.com named Cheeseman as one of the “75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter.”

Keywords: Environment | CDP | COP21 | Justmeans | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | climate change | reduce emissions

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