Learning from sustainability leaders

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Science-based targets

Leading organisations are now setting carbon reduction targets aligned with the latest climate science. Many businesses, charities and public bodies have set carbon targets but in most cases these are short-term (5 year) timeframes – and not connected to climate science.


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Climate-related financial disclosures (TCFD)

A business that understands climate change risks and opportunities will succeed in the low carbon economy. Climate change reporting and disclosure is the best way to do this because it aligns businesses to emerging market trends, embeds sustainability within a corporate culture and enhances access to capital.

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Value chain & supply chain sustainability

The most significant environmental impacts for many businesses often lie either upstream (supply chain) or downstream (product use phase) outside the boundaries of their direct operational control.

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Circular economy

To deliver a step change in performance, companies need to think about whether their business model – or elements of it – can be adapted or evolved to better respond to resource risks and market opportunities.

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Business sustainability — learning from leaders

Lessons from the frontline of corporate climate action

For companies working to lower their carbon emissions, the journey is not without obstacles. But in overcoming the challenges, businesses say their enterprises have become more resilient, more competitive and better positioned for long-term growth. We talk to senior leaders from seven companies—BT, Danone, HSBC, Microsoft, Tetra Pak, thyssenkrupp and Verizon—to find out what they have learned along the way.

Learning from leaders in corporate sustainability

Aim Higher — 1.5°C science-based targets

How can business help achieve the 1.5°C ambition in the Paris Agreement?

This report highlights the crucial role of businesses in achieving a worldwide 1.5°C temperature reduction as outlined in the Paris Agreement, including a guide to the key steps in becoming a 1.5°C business.

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About the Carbon Trust

Established in 2001, the Carbon Trust works with businesses, governments and institutions around the world, helping them contribute to – and benefit from – a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficient strategies, and commercialising low carbon businesses, systems and technologies.

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