BICEP Companies Commit to Climate Action
BICEP was founded on the belief that the energy and climate challenges facing the United States present vast opportunities, along with urgent risks, for U.S. businesses. We are driven by principles that:
- Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Increase Investment in a Clean Energy Economy
- Support Climate Change Adaptation, Technology Transfer and Forest Preservation
Our members are among the 365+ businesses and investors who support the Clean Power Plan. What’s more – their support is paralleled by the dozens of states that are developing plans to diversify their energy portfolios, all while boosting their attractiveness to companies and employees who embrace clean energy solutions.
The merits of the Clean Power Plan were recently challenged by a Supreme Court stay, however business and investor leaders Read their statements.toward a clean energy economy.
The support doesn't stop there. During the UNFCCC Climate talks in Paris, BICEP members and colleagues joined together at the U.S. Center to discuss how corporate action on climate policy can lead to real change. Moderated by Ceres President Mindy Lubber, panelists included executives from Dignity Health, VF Corporation, Mars Incorporated, Facebook, and CalSTRS. The discussion came on the heels of the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, signed by 154 companies across the U.S. representing more than $4.2 trillion in annual revenue.
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.