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Climate Change: The Decisive Decade

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The Decisive Decade

The 2020s will be the decisive decade in terms of meeting the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), shifting the economy to achieve the aspirations of the Paris Agreement, and achieving a fair economy that works for everyone. For companies, this decade will be about creating resilient business strategies, moving beyond integration of sustainability to truly redefine business and the role of the company in society.

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Climate Change: Sustainable Business in Asia: Three Environmental Drivers of the Decisive Decade

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Sustainable Business in Asia: Three Environmental Drivers of the Decisive Decade

Companies with operations in Asia will face a unique set of challenges and opportunities as we enter the decisive decade of the 2020s. BSR has identified the following trends relating to climate and the environment that are likely to impact how companies do business in the region.

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Climate Change: Climate Action in the 2020s: Three Steps to Reducing Value Chain Emissions

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Climate Action in the 2020s: Three Steps to Reducing Value Chain Emissions

A company's value chain contains its largest GHG reduction potential, and value chain decarbonization is a necessity to achieve SBTs. For companies that are pursuing SBTs, we propose three steps as key to achieving value chain emissions reductions.

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Climate Change: In Conversation with Ross Rachey, Director, Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics

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In Conversation with Ross Rachey, Director, Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics

Companies like Amazon are exploring technologies to address the challenges of climate change. Recently, BSR spoke with Ross Rachey, Director of Global Fleet & Products, Amazon Logistics at Amazon, to discuss the company’s approach to sustainable fuel technologies and how their work supports their broader climate and sustainability agenda.

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Climate Change: Davos 2020: Progress in a Time of Turmoil?

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Davos 2020: Progress in a Time of Turmoil?

Entering Davos Week 2020, there is clearly a new climate for business.

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Climate Change: COP25: National Governments Fail to Seize the Day, but Business Climate Action Continues

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COP25: National Governments Fail to Seize the Day, but Business Climate Action Continues

As we enter the decisive decade of the 2020s—when significant steps towards decarbonization have to happen if we are to stave off the worst impacts of climate change—the 2019 UN climate conference in Madrid, COP25, was a poor jumping-off point.

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Climate Change: Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

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Our Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, we are taking a moment to look back at the news and initiatives that shaped the year. Our six most popular blog posts and reports exemplify the diversity of topics BSR works on, from gender equality to stakeholder engagement.

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Climate Change: The New Climate for Ever-Evolving Technology: Q&A with Patrick Browne, Director, Sustainability, UPS

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The New Climate for Ever-Evolving Technology: Q&A with Patrick Browne, Director, Sustainability, UPS

BSR interviews UPS Director of Sustainability Patrick Browne on the types of new technologies UPS has deployed, the impact they have had so far, and plans to further integrate tech into their sustainability strategy for 2020 and beyond.

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Climate Change: Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

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Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

To accelerate compliance of supply chains with deforestation-free and responsible sourcing principles, BSR and Transitions are excited to launch a new collaborative initiative for corporate buyers of palm-based derivatives alongside 11 member companies: Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD).

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Climate Change: Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

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Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

In today’s new climate for business, stakeholders are looking to understand the sustainability impacts of the entire company—including the products and services that generate its revenue. BSR member AT&T is an example of a company driving greater impact by making sustainability part of its revenue model.

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Climate Change: The Case for Prioritizing Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Especially in Value Chains

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The Case for Prioritizing Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Especially in Value Chains

Kaiser Permanente and BSR recently partnered with Newsweek for a survey of 300-plus multinational companies on progress toward carbon neutrality and found that 70 percent of corporations are experiencing disruptions in operations due to climate change. Now, these businesses’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and integrate sustainable practices into their operations have created new challenges—and opportunities—for global supply chains.

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Climate Change: Answering the Call for Business Leadership on Climate Policy

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Answering the Call for Business Leadership on Climate Policy

Our recently released letter calling for business action on climate policy—which we were delighted to publish in partnership with 10 other leading environmental and sustainability organizations—is a sign of the times.

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Upcoming Events on Climate Change

2020 Climate Leadership Conference and Awards


2020 Climate Leadership Conference and Awards

The annual Climate Leadership Conference is North America’s premier event dedicated to addressing the climate crisis through policy, innovation, and business solutions. The conference brings together forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community to explore energy and climate solutions and opportunities, and to showcase climate leadership.

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The Economist: Sustainability Summit 2020


The Economist: Sustainability Summit 2020

The Economist Events' Sustainability Summit will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world to assess what businesses in particular—but also governments and NGOs—can do to rise to the challenge of climate change.

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BSR COP21 Daily Dispatch

Check out our dispatches from Paris during the week of COP21, offering BSR’s insights on the policy negotiations and implications for business and a sustainable future for our climate.

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