Net-Zero Goal Is Needed for the World, and Is Good for Business

netzero10Benjamin Benschneider

Building on our February 2015 call to world leaders, today, B Team Leaders called on governments and business to aim for net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 or before.

Several companies associated with The B Team are leading the way, announcing their aspirations to achieve ‘Net-Zero by 2050′, including the Chinese construction company Broad Group, the African telecommunications group Econet, the Brazilian cosmetics manufacturer Natura, the consumer goods company Unilever, and the international investment group Virgin.

The call for #ZeroBy2050 is grounded on an assessment of the latest scientific research, business risks and the economic costs of failing to keep within the 2°C threshold, and is being released during a crucial week to maintain and build momentum heading into COP 21, set to be held in Paris in December.

This week, world leaders will meet in New York to formally adopt the Global Goals for sustainable development, and for Climate Week New York, where many businesses are expected to announce additional commitments and intentions to help build a low-carbon economy.

To read the full press release download it here.

Join us on September 24th as we host a discussion, featuring some of the world’s most innovative and ambitious leaders, to explore the role of business in meeting the Global Goals.

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