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How to Make Net-Zero Pledges Climate-Radical, Business-Friendly, Socially Just and Fully Transparent—Part II

The Instigator is co-authored again this week by my friend Peter Ebsen. In our last post, Peter and I offered recommendations on how to improve corporate net-zero climate pledges, based on our recent submission to the Science Based Targets initiative. We asked for feedback and got it. Thank you. This week, we develop the “why” behind our recommendations and …

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How to Accelerate Corporate “Net Zero” Action

Make it Climate-Radical, Business-Friendly, Socially Just, and Fully Transparent The piece below is co-authored by my friend Peter Ebsen. Peter and I recently put forth this submission to the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). We admire the SBTi, and we share their goal of “driving ambitious corporate climate action.” To that end, we see room for improvement in …

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Memo to CEOs: It’s Time to Commit to Net-Zero.

Encouraging news about business leaders addressing climate change and other environmental challenges has really surged over the past few months. More CEOs and prominent investors are stepping up and leading on the environmental front. This makes sense and is great news. Larry Fink’s recent letter to CEOs—this year telling them to prepare a plan to be …

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Nature-Based Climate Solutions Are A Key Strategy to Reach Net Zero

The Private Sector Can Make Them Better The Quick Rundown:  Nature-based climate solutions are an increasingly utilized tool in the environmental arsenal.  They have also generated a lot of debate. So this week, we’re doing a deep dive into NCS, making the case for why we need them to reach the critical goal of a …

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What Will You Do To Accelerate Environmental Progress in 2021?

You Need a Game Plan to Make a Real Difference The Quick Rundown: The Instigator primarily focuses on environmental strategies for organizations. But individuals are integral to our cause too. This week, we focus on personal strategies for achieving environmental progress.  2020 was a dismal year by most measures. And the first few weeks of …

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