Deforestation in Supply Chains: A Challenge to Sustainable Business and Climate Action

Addressing deforestation is critical to business, climate action and the sustainable post-2020 global economy. Deforestation is caused by the global trade of soy, palm oil, cattle products and timber products (the four forest-risk commodities) and the presence of these four commodities in company supply chains is a significant contributor to climate change. Read More


How California Farmers are Using Floods to Feed Soil

As dam managers were draining water from a Northern Californian reservoir this week to avert what could have been one of the worst flood disasters in the state’s history, Southern California farmer Don Cameron was doing something different with the watery winter excess. Read More

In-depth: The Whole System Costs of Renewables

This turns the spotlight onto the so-called “whole system costs” of integrating renewables into the electricity system, which include backing up intermittent generation and strengthening grids. In a report published this week, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) reviews the latest evidence, finding that these costs are “modest” – probably of the order of £10 per megawatt hour (MWh), even if wind and solar double their output from today. Read More

ACT Program Seeks to Steer Companies towards Transformative Business Models

According to results from a new initiative created during COP21 in Paris by CDP and ADEME — the French Environment and Energy Management Agency — business-as-usual is no longer an option. By looking at the future implications of a company’s current business activity in order to accurately assess its readiness for the transition to a low-carbon economy, the Assessing Low-Carbon Transition (ACT) pilot project has revealed stark differences between companies that on the surface may look very similar today. Read More


MAR 2017



The Science Based Target (SBT) initiative is a partnership between CDP, the UN Global Compact (UNGC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and World Resources Institute (WRI) which helps organizations like Sbm (Somers Building Maintenance) determine how much they must cut emissions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

Watch our pre-recorded webinar for an introduction to SBTs and to learn about:

  • How to lay the foundational work
  • An overview of methods
  • Setting SBTs
  • Implementing SBTs