Business leaders prepare for limited UN climate deal in Paris

Upwards of 1,000 business representatives turned up at a business summit on tackling climate change in Paris this week. Photograph: HOUPLINE RENARD/SIPA/REX/HOUPLINE RENARD/SIPA/REX

Private sector could help close the expected shortfall in emissions reductions necessary to stop 2C of global warming warming, suggests Unilever CEO Paul Polman at climate and business summit in Paris . . . → Read More: Business leaders prepare for limited UN climate deal in Paris

Companies cannot keep shying away from setting tough climate targets

In Paris this week business leaders called on governments to lock in the right frameworks and targets to help address climate change. Photograph: © redbrickstock.com/Alamy

Only a handful of companies are setting emission reduction targets in line with what climate scientists say is necessary – that must change

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Global warming made 2014 a record hot year – in animated graphics

The sun rises in Pleasant Plains, Illinois. Photograph: Seth Perlman/AP

NASA and NOAA have just reported that global surface temperatures in 2014 were the hottest on record. That also means 2014 was likely the hottest the Earth has been in millennia, and perhaps as much as 100,000 years. . . . → Read More: Global warming made 2014 a record hot year – in animated graphics

2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scientists say

Campaign groups say the milestone report should spur new efforts to fight climate change. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

2014 has set a new record as the “hottest” year in 5000 years! If the rising trends in temperatures are to be believed, hotter climates, in all likelihood, will be the new “normal”. With no immediate global action plans to fight global warming in sight, the threat of climate change is becoming more stronger, putting future generations at risk. . . . → Read More: 2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scientists say

Obama action on methane emissions ‘misses 90% of pollution’

Gas burns off from a newly tracked well in North Dakota. Photograph: Les Stone/Corbis

Given the current trend, the U.S. would become the world’s largest producer of natural gas in a year – which means the impact of current methane emissions would be disastrous. Obama’s plan to cut down on future methane emissions, leaving out the ongoing emissions are nowhere near adequate. . . . → Read More: Obama action on methane emissions ‘misses 90% of pollution’

2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues

“Brands are a reflection of what a society considers important”. If this holds true, then brands exercise a strong influence over peoples’ thought processes. But can brands take a stand on social issues to create a deeper connect with society? . . . → Read More: 2015 will be the year brands take a public stand on social issues

2015: ‘Let’s ask the right questions about corporate compensation’

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C-Suite. Can CEO compensation be linked to long-term sustainability goals? If so, then, the current obsession for short-term quarterly results must give way to long-term goals. . . . → Read More: 2015: ‘Let’s ask the right questions about corporate compensation’

Top 10 Sustainability Campaigns of 2014

In 2014, corporate has shown positive signals by drawing out new strategies to become more responsible. . . . → Read More: Top 10 Sustainability Campaigns of 2014

Top Business Sustainability Trends of 2014

Solutions to climate change would gain more success if they are driven by a political and a market agenda. The voluntary and mutual understanding between the US and China, reached this year, indicates that there is both – a political and a business case in the concept of circular economy. . . . → Read More: Top Business Sustainability Trends of 2014

What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably?

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Unlike much market research, an on-site eye tracking study showed people’s actual reactions in everyday life environments to messages and products, rather than just recording what they said. Photograph: BT

 

This article titled “What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably?” was written by David Benady, for theguardian.com on Monday 22nd December 2014 09.46 UTC

The task of persuading the public to live more sustainably is getting a boost from the latest technology which is showing how we react to sustainability messages in the real world.

The rapid uptake of smartphones and . . . → Read More: What really inspires millennials to live more sustainably?

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