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Climate Change: Transform to Net Zero: The Case for Circular Chemistry

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Transform to Net Zero: The Case for Circular Chemistry

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.

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Climate Change: Time’s Up: Urgent Climate Adaptation and Business Transformation Key to Secure a Livable Planet

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Time’s Up: Urgent Climate Adaptation and Business Transformation Key to Secure a Livable Planet

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.

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Climate Change: 2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

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2022: Purposeful Sustainability Leadership for Turbulent Times

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."

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Climate Change: China’s Carbon Emission Trading Scheme and its Implications for Businesses

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China’s Carbon Emission Trading Scheme and its Implications for Businesses

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.

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Climate Change: Inside BSR: Q&A with Erin Leitheiser

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Inside BSR: Q&A with Erin Leitheiser

This month's Inside BSR features Erin Leitheiser, who recently joined BSR’s Climate team as a Manager in our Copenhagen office.

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Climate Change: The New SBTi Standard Places Science at the Heart of Corporate Net-Zero Targets

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The New SBTi Standard Places Science at the Heart of Corporate Net-Zero Targets

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.

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Climate Change: COP26 Made Climate Action Mainstream Business and Put 1.5°C on Life Support

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COP26 Made Climate Action Mainstream Business and Put 1.5°C on Life Support

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.

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Climate Change: Transform to Net Zero: Five Key Steps to Setting Net Zero Goals

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Transform to Net Zero: Five Key Steps to Setting Net Zero Goals

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.

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Climate Change: COP26 and the Real Economy: Climate Change Solutions at and beyond Glasgow

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COP26 and the Real Economy: Climate Change Solutions at and beyond Glasgow

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.

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Climate Change: The Stars Are Aligning

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The Stars Are Aligning

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.

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Climate Change: Climate Change: Building Resilience While Protecting Human Rights

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Climate Change: Building Resilience While Protecting Human Rights

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.

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Climate Change: Only Transformative Net-Zero Implementation Will Meet Our Climate Crisis

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Only Transformative Net-Zero Implementation Will Meet Our Climate Crisis

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.

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