BICEP companies commit to Climate Action in Washington
As key international climate negotiations near, 68 additional companies joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set significant greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing and making sustainability more accessible to low-income Americans.
This second round of business pledges at the White House includes 19 businesses that work directly with Ceres, a sustainability advocacy group, or its climate policy coalition, Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP): Autodesk, Best Buy, Bloomberg, CA Technologies, Dell, eBay, EMC, General Mills, IKEA, Kellogg’s, Levi Strauss & Co., L’Oreal, Mars, Nestle, Nike, PG&E, Starbucks, Unilever and The Walt Disney Company.
Hear from PG&E, IKEA and BestBuy about why corporate action on climate change is vital to our environmental and economic health in the video below.
BICEP member Gap Inc. flew past its 20 percent greenhouse gas reduction target for 2015. Now, the parent company of Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic has set itself a worthy new target: halving its emissions by 2020.
At this year’s UNFCCC Climate Conference in Paris this December, BICEP members and colleagues joined together at the U.S. Center to discuss how corporate action on climate policy can lead to real change.
This year, thanks to the support of our BICEP members and investor partners, Ceres made a big splash in the realm of climate change and energy policy.
The historic global climate agreement finalized this December in Paris proves not just a win for our world’s environment but also for our world’s economy.
At the end of October I traveled to Toledo, Ohio to celebrate at the headquarters of Owens Corning as they unveiled on a 2.4 megawatt, 11-acre solar array that does double duty in the winter as a canopy over the employee parking lot.