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Businesses Can Lead Way on Climate Solutions


Mark Tercek

Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy

September 2015

Innovating solutions to climate change requires collaboration, and large corporations have been stepping up to the plate. Over 100 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies attended the U.N. Climate Summit in 2014, and 40 companies committed to zero net deforestation by 2030.

Companies can contribute a lot to our global climate challenges while growing their own business. Among other actions, many companies have taken steps to:

• Cut back on greenhouse gas emissions

• Switch to cleaner power

• Collaborate with alliances like Field to Market to track and improve sustainability at the farm level.

The Nature Conservancy is proud to work with General Mills to meet its goal of reducing its carbon emissions 28 percent by 2025. While many companies have set emissions goals, General Mills is taking the impressive step of ensuring that reductions cover the lifecycle of its products. Read the full article for more on how companies are becoming leaders in fighting climate change.

Originally Posted on CSRwire

September 15, 2015