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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

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Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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USA: 110 Companies sign statement supporting Paris Climate Agreement

Author: Sara Sciammacco, Ceres, Published on: 22 April 2016

"100+ Companies Salute the Signing of the Paris Agreement and Call For Swift Action On Clean Power Plan", 20 Apr 2016

More than 100 companies, including leading global giants, expressed their support today for the Paris Agreement on climate change and called for swift action on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, a proposal aimed at significantly cutting carbon pollution in the United States...The 110 companies, including IKEA, Mars Incorporated, PG&E, Salesforce, General Mills, Kellogg Company, HP, and Starbucks, released a statement organized by a coalition of groups, including the nonprofit sustainability organization Ceres and World Wildlife Fund, during a teleconference today...In the statement, the signatories pledged to do their part to “realize [the Paris Climate Agreement’s] vision of a global economy that limits global temperature rise to well below two degrees Celsius.” They also called on U.S. leaders for an investment in the low-carbon economy at home and abroad to give financial decision-makers clarity and to boost investors’ confidence worldwide...

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Related companies: General Mills HP (Hewlett-Packard) IKEA Kellogg Mars Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Salesforce.com Starbucks