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7 December 2015

Businesses urged to help communities adapt to climate change

Author: Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation (UK)

…Unilever is taking bigger hits from extreme weather…it is moving to deal with those impacts…"We can secure the supply of our business for the long-term, as we make a positive impact on the smallholder farmers and protect the environment at the same...

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6 December 2015

Coalition of business leaders challenges 2C climate change target

Author: Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian (UK)

…[T]he chief executives of companies such as Virgin, Marks & Spencer, L’Oreal and Unilever said it was critical for governments to reach for stronger targets that would free the world’s economy from carbon emissions by 2050…The corporate leaders,...

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4 December 2015
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Author: Isabelle Hennebelle et Béatrice Mathieu, L'Expansion (France)

« "Pour les entreprises, préserver le climat est une source d'opportunités"», 3 décembre 2015...

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3 December 2015

As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

Author: Dan Charles, NPR

…"It's very clear now that a changing climate will have a profound effect on agriculture," says Molly Brown, a geographer at the University of Maryland…[B]ig multinational companies can see it, because they buy shiploads of farm products from all over...

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3 December 2015

Climate action must include a just transition for workers, says Unilever CEO & Intl. Trade Union Confederation Secretary-General

Author: Sharan Burrow, Intl. Trade Union Confederation & Paul Polman, Unilever, on EurActiv

"A changing climate for jobs", 2 Dec 2015...

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1 December 2015

Commentary: "Why human rights is a shared responsibility"

Author: Mike Posner, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights & Marcela Manubens, Unilever

In the spirit of building [a] collective, moral consciousness, the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Human Rights has just published the report: Shared Responsibility: A New Paradigm for Supply Chains. It proposes a coordinated response...

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30 November 2015

A who's who among the COP21 commitments

Author: Elsa Wenzel, GreenBiz

Among hundreds of corporations backing COP21 climate actions, few are trekking to Paris, instead backing blockbuster commitments or coalitions to represent them…Here are some of the bulkiest groups…Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is teaming up with...

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30 November 2015

Unilever aims to use only renewable energy by 2030

Author: Emma Thomasson, Reuters

Consumer goods maker Unilever said it would switch to using only renewable energy by 2030 and would stop using energy from coal by 2020, as businesses jostle to highlight their green credentials ahead of a global climate summit....Unilever was among...

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26 November 2015

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry unveils CEOs pledge on climate responsibility ahead of Paris climate summit

Author: New Kerala (India)

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) today unveiled the CEOs Pledge on Climate Responsibility ahead of the upcoming UNFCCC COP 21 climate meet in Paris…The pledges, by 18 corporate leaders, are a major case in point to...

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12 November 2015

A Long-Term Goal at COP21 is Critical: Open Letter to World Leaders

Author: The B Team

In an open letter to Heads of State, 22 business and civil society leaders from around the globe urged world leaders to…ensure a clear and ambitious long-term goal is part of the COP21 agreement…now is a critical time for these leaders to hear that...

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