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Despite national climate pledges, we urgently need to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C. While a growing number of businesses have targets in place to reduce their energy dependence and switch to clean energy sources, there is a blind spot in the race to zero: embedded carbon.
IPCC’s recently released Sixth Assessment Report about climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability shines a light on the threat climate change poses to human well-being and planetary health.
BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer discusses major themes shaping the year ahead: net zero, climate action and social justice, attention on ESG, board role redefinition, and the business voice on the "great fragmentation."
China’s new national Emission Trading Scheme is a critical part of China's plans to use market mechanisms to reach peak emissions before 2030 and net zero by 2060 – it has become the world’s largest emission trading system. BSR shares insights to help you to understand exactly how the ETS works, how it will likely evolve, and its potential impacts on business.
This month's Inside BSR features Erin Leitheiser, who recently joined BSR’s Climate team as a Manager in our Copenhagen office.
The launch of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Net-Zero Standard just before COP26 marks a significant milestone. It is the first independently certifiable standard that assesses a company's net-zero targets, and importantly it clearly grounds them into 1.5°C-aligned short-term and long-term action.
What happened at COP26? BSR Managing Director David Wei and Director Giulio Berruti share their takeaways on international cooperation, climate action and business, and upcoming trends seen at the event.
While more than 3,000 businesses have pledged to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, many companies face challenges in putting this guidance into practice. Transform to Net Zero member Wipro shares five steps for navigating the net-zero goal-setting process and committing to meaningful emission reduction targets.
As many of us prepare to descend on Glasgow for the once-delayed, badly needed COP26, the urgency of action is blindingly clear. Here are four things we want to see emerge by the time this COP ends on November 14.
We are entering the next era of just and sustainable business with a much clearer pathway. BSR Vice President Dunstan Allison-Hope shares a framework around which the field seems to be coalescing.
This report explores the intersection between climate and human rights and makes recommendations on taking first steps to create long-term, resilient business strategies that address human rights impacts related to physical climate impacts as well as the transition to a low carbon economy.
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report revealed that climate change isn’t a problem we should solve for the next generation, but one we must deal with immediately. Are the thousands of business net-zero commitments up to the task of changing our global trajectory? A look at how companies can ensure that their net-zero implementation plans are commensurate to the crisis at hand.