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Shortly after the release of the Science Based Target initiative's (SBTi) pilot version of the sector development framework for financial institutions early this month, the total commitment to Science Based Targets surpassed 1,000 companies. SBTi’s new framework allows financial institutions to set science-based targets to align their lending and investment activities with the Paris Agreement.

Celebrating California Clean Air Day

Posted by Tiana Vernon on Oct 6, 2020 9:45:00 AM

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“Clean air” has been a buzzworthy concept surrounding the environmental movement since the Clean Air Act of 1970, which was passed to help limit pollution and improve human health. But what does it mean to have “clean air” and how can we, as individuals, help to achieve it?

What are public lands? Why do they matter?

Posted by Ashley Chin on Sep 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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Public lands encompass wide swaths of the United States, from national parks to local historic landmarks. If you’ve visited a nearby park, lakeshore, or wilderness area, you’ve probably just made use of the public lands that are available to all of us! 

But what exactly are public lands? And why are they so often a topic of discussion, in both local and national policy? 

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) are vital parts of businesses across all industries, as there exists a growing demand for businesses to measure and manage corporate sustainability and build resiliency worldwide. The market has shown that your approach to ESG—from strategy and planning, to action and collaboration, to monitoring and reporting—will play a key role in the success and longevity of your company. Next week, ADEC ESG Solutions and Climate Action KC will host a panel of industry leaders who will share perspectives on how their different industries are approaching ESG.

Measuring CDP Performance by Sector

Posted by Alicia Godlove on Aug 4, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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Is your company ready to submit its CDP disclosure this month? With the August 26 deadline fast approaching, you still have a few weeks to ensure you have the support you need to maximize your performance. As CDP’s Global Scoring and Outsourcing Partner from 2011-2019, ADEC ESG Solutions has unique experience in supporting organizations reporting to CDP.

2020 seemingly presents new challenges to organizations and communities on a daily basis. How do you prioritize your staff’s health and safety, while keeping operations running? How do you increase revenue in an industry indefinitely on hold? How do you monitor continually changing local and national regulations, and exhibit business adaptability to operate within them? How do you provide a supportive and inclusive culture where employees feel safe and valued? How do you ensure your business can survive office shutdowns and supply chain disruption? How do you create business resiliency for the long-term?

ADEC Innovations ESG Solutions recently hosted a highly relevant webinar on How to Respond to CDP During Times of Global Crisis. The current pandemic has propelled resiliency and sustainability to the forefront for companies and other organizations as they adapt, adjust, and evaluate how they do business amidst global disruption. In the webinar, our experts outlined specific challenges they anticipate for CDP reporting this year and how to not only address these challenges, but also how to implement best practices and take advantage of opportunities in this changing landscape.