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Archive for December 2015

CaixaBank to offset carbon emissions of its network of branches

CaixaBank has launched an environmental initiative to offset  CO2 emissions of all its activities, both in headquarters and in the entire commercial network, consisting of more than 5,300 offices. This initiative, which is a pioneer in the Spanish financial sector, begins this 2015 and will gradually be extended until 2018 in order to offset the…

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Key points of the COP21 pact

The Paris climate summit ended with a milestone agreement, hailed as “historic, durable and ambitious”. Here are the key points of the deal: Long-term goal The long-term objective of the agreement is to make sure global warming stays “well below” 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) and to “pursue efforts” to limit the temperature rise…

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Companies have to rise the bar on sustainability reporting to meet ecological challenges globally

Companies are failing to accurately reflect the scale and extent of their environmental impacts, a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has found. In the case of greenhouse gas emissions, only 9 out of 108 (8 per cent) surveyed companies have established reduction targets in accordance with the science-based target of limiting…

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Corporate engagement on forest issues is broadening

Companies are increasingly making zero-deforestation (or even zero net deforestation) commitments. A growing number of well-known companies have made such commitments, including Hershey’s, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg’s, Nestlé, Mars, Starbucks, Unilever and WalMart. Also, expectations and leading practices on corporate engagement with forest issues are broadening—beyond sourcing and supply chain management, to include active investment in…

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