Major companies urge Japan to set 50% renewable energy target for 2030

Firms including Apple, Fujitsu and Sony believe the switch to renewables is essential to improving their corporate competitiveness in the global economy as well as tackling climate change

City skyscrapers
Just 7% of cities score ‘A’-grade on going green

The CDP has ranked 596 cities on how effectively they are tackling greenhouse gas emissions and managing climate risks

Green business
Microsoft, Danone and L’Oréal among climate leaders

Global non-profit disclosure platform CDP has ranked international firms on their sustainability credentials

Oil, gas majors spending 1.3% of investment on green energy

New research suggests European firms are investing more on low carbon energy compared to their rivals in the US and Asia

Tesco checks supply chain receipt for carbon costs

The retailer is requesting more information about its suppliers through environmental non-profit CDP

Cement sector ‘must double low carbon efforts’

The sector currently accounts for around 6% of global carbon dioxide emissions

More than 100 cities powered mostly by renewables

More than 100 global cities get the majority of their electricity from renewable sources. That’s according to new data from non-profit environmental impact researcher CDP, which reveals 101 cities, including Auckland, Nairobi, Oslo, Seattle and Vancouver, have reported using at least 70% green energy. It adds more than 40 cities, including Burlington, Basel and Reykjavik, […]

Global supply chains go green

A non-profit environmental group has awarded 58 companies a place on its leaderboard of businesses successfully engaging with suppliers to drive down emissions. The number of firms recognised for their efforts on CDP’s second annual Supplier Engagement leader board doubled since last year. These businesses, which include Bank of America, BT, Nestlé, Panasonic, Rolls Royce […]

Investors target top 100 emitters for climate action

Investors with more than $26.3 trillion (£19.6tn) in assets under management have pledged to push the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to step up their actions on tackling climate change. The initiative known as Climate Action 100+, launched by 225 institutional investors, led by funds including HSBC Global Asset Management, Australian Super and CalPERS, […]

I’m Lovin’ It! McDonald’s in green supply chain push

Eight new corporations, including global brands McDonald’s and L’Oréal, have joined a green supply chain initiative. They aim to leverage their purchasing power to achieve deforestation-free commodity supply chains as CDP expands its green initiative. The firms include McDonald’s Latin American franchise Arcos Dorados, Swiss fragrance firm Firmenich, Brazilian meatpacker JBS, US healthcare company Johnson […]