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EDF Innovation Exchange

The Environmental Defense Fund’s Innovation Exchange is designed to help companies starting down the path towards becoming green businesses. They provide a suite of practical yet impactful tools and a dynamic online community of peers, that can help you improve both your company and the planet.  Through partnerships with large and small businesses, they have learned about what it takes to create change within a company. Many of the tools and best practices grew out of their work.

In the area of Climate Change, they explain why developing a climate strategy for your business is good for the bottom line, good for stakeholders and a good hedge against future policy implications. See the site for tools, publications, case studies and links to other resources for establishing a climate strategy. Initial steps for any company are captured in what they call the 4 “Cs”: Conserve, Convert, Choose Offsets and Call for Action.

Measure, Manage, Report: How Companies Can Prepare for a Low Carbon Economy

In January 2010 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidance on disclosure of climate change risks and opportunities at publicly traded companies. Stating that “certain existing disclosure rules…may require a company to disclose the impact that business or legal developments related to climate change may have on its business,” the guidance directs companies to evaluate and disclose the physical impacts of climate change on their operations.  The guidance issued by the Commission did not provide a framework for such evaluation and disclosure. In order to help companies develop meaningful initiatives, the Environmental Defense Fund has published A Roadmap to Corporate GHG Programs. See especially page 2, Steps to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

How Businesses Are Addressing Climate Change

This PDF is an in-depth report/tool developed to help businesses deal with climate change, specifically, steps businesses can take today to have a positive impact. There are many trailblazing companies mentioned throughout the report from all business spectrums that gave their testimony on how they are working to become more sustainable.

How Businesses Are Addressing Climate Change

This PDF is an in-depth report/tool developed to help businesses deal with climate change, specifically, steps businesses can take today to have a positive impact. There are many trailblazing companies mentioned throughout the report from all business spectrums that gave their testimony on how they are working to become more sustainable.