Environment

Air, water, plants, and animals, are interconnected with society in direct and circular ways. Businesses have tremendous impact on the environment, and often have many pathways to reduce their footprint.



Stories


Volvo Plans to Sell Only Electric Cars by 2030

The Transition to Electric Cars The Swedish company would phase out internal combustion engine vehi…

9 months

SEC Statement on the Review of Climate-Related Disclosure

Today, I am directing the Division of Corporation Finance to enhance its focus on climate-related d…

9 months

What’s Really Behind Corporate Promises on Climate Change?

Credit... Andrea Chronopoulos Many big businesses have not set targets for reducing greenhouse gas …

9 months

Texas freeze led to release of tons of air pollutants as refineries shut

The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this past w…

9 months

IBM pledges net-zero emissions by 2030

IBM is pledging to eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, becoming the latest tech giant t…

9 months, 2 weeks

Shell, in a Turning Point, Says Its Oil Production Has Peaked

Europe's largest oil and gas producer said oil production would gradually decline 1 or 2 percent an…

9 months, 2 weeks

G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

The Transition to Electric Cars The move, one of the most ambitious in the auto industry, is a piec…

10 months

Q4 2020: Amazon, AT&T, McDonald's and Starbucks lead the way as clean energy procurement matures

After a strange year, corporate renewable procurement deals ended on a high note, with corporations…

10 months, 2 weeks

BlackRock holds $85 billion in coal investments despite Larry Fink's focus on climate change

BlackRock holds at least $85 billion in investments in coal companies, a year after it announced a …

10 months, 2 weeks

Petitions


BlackRock Eaton Vance Fidelity
Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

We ask companies and fund managers to endorse the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

$108.9 million supporting

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Fossil Banks, No Thanks

Like millions of people around the world, you are probably reducing your energy consumption, switching to renewable energy, pressuring elected officia

$98.5 million supporting

Chevron Corporation Dominion Energy, In…
Methane Reduction

To avoid catastrophic climate change and limit global warming to below two degrees Celsius, deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions are required. Inves

$18.0 million supporting

Parnassus
Parnassus: Step up Shareholder Engagement

To make good on its ESG and Socially Responsible brand, Parnassus needs to step up its activity on shareholder engagement.

$814,521 supporting

HSBC Holdings plc JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Banking on Climate Change

A handful of banks have published policies restricting their financing to some of the most carbon intensive, financially risky, and environmentally de

$54.0 million supporting

BlackRock
BlackRock: Support More Climate Change Proposals

BlackRock only supported 12.5% of climate-relate shareholder proposals in 2017, while others like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs supported >80%

$14.0 million supporting

Adopt TCFD recommendations

Ask companies to incorporate the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

$30.5 million supporting

Amazon.com, Inc.
McWholeFoods Polluting Meat

Whole Foods has no environmental standards for their meat, and in fact buys from some of the most polluting and environmental destructive companies on

$23.0 million supporting

Report year-on-year energy consumption

Communicate to real estate companies on the importance of reporting comparable, year-on-year energy consumption metrics.

$10.7 million supporting

Bank of America Cor…
Stop Financing Natural Gas Production

To address the climate crisis and protect against financial losses, we urge Bank of America to stop financing natural gas extraction.

$19.2 million supporting