It’s local weather week in New York, and apart from unrelenting site visitors, that’s introduced a brand new report this morning from Climate Impact Partners that exhibits massive corporations proceed to improve their commitments to combatting local weather change. Among the Fortune Global 500, 63% of corporations have now set 2050 targets for emissions reductions, up 12 share factors within the final yr, and 47% have set extra bold 2030 targets.
I discovered the geographical breakdown notably attention-grabbing. Of Fortune Global 500 corporations primarily based in Europe, the place many governments require web zero targets, 78% (101 out of 129) have dedicated to 2030 targets, up 7 factors from final yr. In the U.S., the place there are not any authorities necessities, 53% (66 of 125) have dedicated to 2030 targets, up 6 factors from final yr. And in China, which has dedicated to neutrality by 2060, solely 5% of Fortune Global 500 corporations (6 out of 127) have set 2030 targets. Climate Impact Partners treats 2030 objectives as extra critical than 2050 objectives, as a result of the later fall far past the possible tenure of present administration.
“It’s encouraging there are still growing commitments from corporates,” Vaughan Lindsay, CEO of Climate Impact Partners, advised me yesterday. “But it is still not enough…And many of those who haven’t taken action are the heavy emitters.”
The report notes that solely a couple of third of the Fortune Global 500 have set targets for so-called “Scope 3” emissions—those who come from their suppliers or customers of their merchandise—although Scope 3 emissions account for about 80% of the businesses’ whole carbon footprint.
Separately, ServiceNow at the moment is saying a brand new tech platform to assist corporations measure and handle their greenhouse fuel emissions. ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott defined to me:
“The best business leaders want to be accountable. What they don’t know is how to instrument their progress. That’s why we built a platform to aggregate every conceivable metric into a single view. A great leader I know said it best: if it counts, count it. It’s time we let the outcomes do the talking.”
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Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization, drafting 300,000 reservists to go struggle towards the surprisingly profitable Ukrainian counteroffensive. He additionally raised the specter of nuclear warfare, claiming sans proof that NATO officers had mentioned it could be acceptable to nuke Russia. The nation is making ready to run sham annexation referendums within the Ukrainian territory it has seized. The thought appears to be that when the referendums cross, Ukrainian efforts to retake that territory can be an assault on Russian soil, permitting for a harsher response with the buy-in of the Russian populace. But Putin is on shaky floor, each domestically and amongst his allies. Fortune
The Federal Reserve at the moment will possible elevate its benchmark coverage fee by 0.75 factors to a brand new goal of three%-3.25%. This can be the third bump of that magnitude in a row, and a fourth might properly come earlier than the yr is out. Financial Times
Musk in Iran
Elon Musk is attempting to get a sanctions exemption that will enable SpaceX to supply Starlink satellite-internet companies in Iran, which is at the moment being rocked by protests over the dying of a younger lady in police custody. Wall Street Journal
AROUND THE WATERCOOLER
‘Ideology is trumping the economy’: Top European enterprise group in China blasts Beijing’s COVID zero insurance policies and ‘inward turn’, by Grady McGregor
The Volkswagen heirs have staked their whole $42 billion fortune on the carmaker. The Porsche IPO will drive them to double down on the dangerous guess, by Christiaan Hetzner
A Dutch-Norwegian startup desires to open ‘a whole new frontier’ of renewable power with photo voltaic farms that float on the ocean’s floor, by Ian Mount
Europe’s power system has turn into a ‘market that doesn’t operate,’ Spanish Prime Minister says, by Tristan Bove
Long COVID could be much more frequent than we predict, as signs linger 2 years later for 20% of survivors, new research finds, by Erin Prater
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