Corporate Sustainability Leadership

The bar for sustainability leadership had been raised. It’s no longer enough for a company to simply hoe its own garden. That’s why EDF+Business is working to empower companies to lead the sustainability charge across industries and global supply chains  – and to mobilize corproate engagement in climate policy advocacy.

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13 Major Companies Call On Congress To Accelerate Climate Legislation. Here’s Why.
Corporate America is setting – and meeting – increasingly ambitious climate and clean energy goals. But the hard reality is that individual corporate action, no matter how big, won’t solve this great climate crisis.

In order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need public policies that harness the power of the whole economy to drive down emissions by putting prices and limits on climate pollution.

Awards, Ratings & Rankings

The Good, The Bad and The Blind Spot of Corporate Sustainability Rankings
No matter the industry, business stakeholders care about lists – who’s on them and who’s on top. Consider this small sampling: Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies” list, Fortune’s “Change the World” list, Forbes’ “The World’s Most Reputable Companies” list, or Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work.”

Responsible Production & Consumption

From Field to Fork: Tyson Harnesses ag Tech for Sustainable Food Production
Nearly one-quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from agriculture and deforestation, but if we continue with business as usual agriculture could become the world’s largest contributor to climate change. That’s because feeding a growing population takes a toll on the earth, including outsized impacts on our soil, water and climate.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

3 Inspirational Examples of Sustainability Leadership to Ring In the New Year
A lot happened in 2018. The U.S. made some notable progress with the first Muslim and Native American women elected to Congress, and SpaceX, the world’s most powerful rocket, launched. (I also became a first-time dad! And remember Yanny vs. Laurel?). And we experienced some major lows, with hundreds of innocent lives lost to multiple mass shootings and families torn apart due to the current administration’s troubling immigration policies. Now, with 2018 coming to a close, attention is being redirected to the year ahead.


The 4 Critical Steps to Climate Leadership
Business leaders can no longer afford to look the other way on climate change. The recent National Climate Assessment revealed that regional economies and industries dependent on natural resources are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – as are energy systems. Warmer climates will increasingly disrupt international trade, prices, and supply chains, and costs could reach hundreds of billion dollars per year by the end of the century. Climate change doesn’t just threaten ecological balance, it threatens corporate balance sheets.


IPCC Report Reveals Urgent Need for CEOs to Act on Climate
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a sobering report this week detailing the dramatic effects of climate change and the immediate steps we need to take to make significant progress on limiting warming in the future. The report makes it clear that apathy and inaction are no longer viable options. Unprecedented action is needed by both the public and private sector to transform our energy, transportation and other systems around the world.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Here’s What the Last 5 Years of Corporate Sustainability in China has Looked Like. What’s Next?
As a kid, one of my favorite things was a Moon Cake, which I'd get to eat during the Mid-Autumn Festival in China (taking place next week). It's a day of celebrating family reunion and harvest, where the entire country throws parties, comes together and gives homage to the full moon. I’ll always jump at the opportunity to eat a Moon Cake, but this time there’s something else worth celebrating this year: the progress being made on corporate sustainability in China.


On September 5th, Listen to a Sustainability Webinar with Mars & Environmental Defense Fund
Join Mars, Incorporated and Environmental Defense Fund for a webinar on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 2:30pm ET to learn about Mars’ sustainability journey, and how businesses of any size can cut emissions and reduce risks related to climate change.


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