How These Companies Do Their Part to Combat Climate Change

The list of urgent things that we are in process of fixing in this world in 2022 is long and daunting, and atop them all is the existential crisis we all face every second off the day – climate change. Mother Earth is on the verge of finally recoiling in shock at our treatment of her over the decades, and the coastlines being changed forever is something even a COVID-hardened populace may have a hard time conceiving of. So here are a handful of companies doing their all to put off and fix whatever payback the planet may have in store for us. Those of us who are parents, especially, thank them dearly.

What does your company do to combat climate change?

Uber is committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micro-mobility. We’re also setting an earlier goal to have 100% of rides take place in electric vehicles (EVs) in US, Canadian, and European cities by 2030. In addition to our platform goals, we’re also committed to reaching net-zero emissions from our corporate operations by 2030. Uber will take a holistic approach to reducing emissions, starting with 4 key actions:- Expanding Uber Green to make it easier for riders to choose to travel in hybrids or EVs.- Committing $800 million in resources to help hundreds of thousands of drivers transition to EVs by 2025.- Investing in our multimodal network to promote sustainable alternatives to personal cars. – Being transparent and accountable to the public along the way.

Why do you think corporations have the responsibility to care for the environment?

It’s our responsibility as the largest mobility platform in the world to aggressively tackle the challenge of climate change. We want to do our part to build back better and drive a green recovery in our cities. The world is at a critical juncture, and we all have a role to play. Uber is aiming high. We’ll seek to build the most efficient, decarbonized, and multimodal platform in the world for on-demand mobility. While we’re not the first to set ambitious goals in transitioning to EVs, we intend to be the first to make it happen. Competing on sustainability is a win for the world, and today we challenge other mobility platforms to transparency, accountability, and more action.

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What does your company do to combat climate change?

nCino is committed to building a sustainable company and reducing our impact on the environment. Our technical infrastructure is built on Salesforce, which has achieved net-zero emissions and 100% renewable energy in its operations. Recently, we piloted our first sustainable lending offering, which embeds ESG data collection and risk scoring in the loan origination process, and added an executive-level position, Head of Sustainability and ESG, to oversee our efforts. Work is currently underway to prepare our first scope 1 and 2 emissions disclosure for the Carbon Disclosure Project and to refresh our corporate website to provide easy access to our policies and reports, including our first annual sustainability report later in 2022.

Why do you think corporations have the responsibility to care for the environment?

The success of a company is directly correlated with sustainability. At a very basic level, people require access to clean air and water, safe housing, and reliable and nutritious food sources to survive. To thrive, people need access to education, employment opportunities, and supportive communities. Companies need people to be their employees and their consumers, and the better off those individuals are, the better off the companies will be. The impacts of climate change will continue to be a major source of risk for corporations, and by addressing these concerns, we create better opportunities for a successful business. This is a historical moment for a wave of sustainability-focused companies to truly change the world for the better.

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What does your company do to combat climate change?

We are committed to reducing any negative environmental impacts, while continually improving our environmental performance. LexisNexis has a positive impact on the environment, principally through the information we produce which informs debate, aids decision-makers, and encourages research and development. We also have an impact through the consumption of natural resources such as energy, water, and waste generation, through our direct operations, supply chain, and customer use of our products and services. In 2021, we signed the Climate Pledge, committing to achieving net-zero across all carbon scopes by 2040 at the latest. In signing the Pledge, we will measure and report greenhouse gas emissions, implement decarbonization strategies for emissions reductions and address residual emissions with high-quality offsets.

Why do you think corporations have the responsibility to care for the environment?

It is important for corporations to realize that they have a major impact on the environment and must take action to mitigate further damage. That is why it is our priority at LexisNexis to further environmental knowledge and positive action through our products and services and, accordingly, conduct our business with the lowest environmental impact possible. Reducing our environmental footprint and inspiring others to do the same is within our values. By committing to advancing the rule of law, we are committing to bettering the world through our sustainability initiatives, both internally and externally.

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What does your company do to combat climate change?

Elsevier is deeply committed to taking action on climate and our actions can be summarized into three categories; the first is to take action on our direct emissions and cut the carbon impact of our own operations and policies. Since 2010, we have achieved a 70% reduction in location-based emissions, and in 2021, we signed the Climate Pledge to ensure we are net-zero for indirect ( scope 3 emissions) by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. The second area of action is to support scholarly communication and dialogue around climate change, energy transition, and other important areas such as biodiversity and climate resilience through our quality books and journals. The final area of action is to help our customers, the research community, policymakers, and the public make critical decisions and take evidence-based action. In 2021, Elsevier produced the first free report, Pathways to Net Zero, exploring clean energy research trends and we publish the Lancet Countdown which works to ensure that health is at the center of how governments understand and respond to climate change.

Why do you think corporations have the responsibility to care for the environment?

The world is at a defining moment where we are experiencing dramatic changes to our ecosystems, and the scientific consensus overwhelmingly points to human activity as a major contributing factor. The climate emergency requires immediate action by everyone. However, organizations such as Elsevier, that have available resources can and should move faster. We must all support the global efforts to mitigate climate change through the rapid reduction of both our own direct and indirect emissions. Therein lies the challenge, we must consider the carbon impact of not only our own products and services but how our entire sector chooses to do business. We cannot do this alone, we need all corporations to take their responsibility seriously and work together to deliver a net-zero future for both our planet and our families.

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What does your company do to combat climate change?

Waste Connections has demonstrated our commitment to the environment by introducing fifteen-year sustainability targets and pledging over $500 million of investment to achieve our goals, which include expanding our offsets to emissions, increasing resource recovery, and continuing improvement to our safety record, voluntary turnover, and Servant Leadership scores. We continue to advance our sustainability initiatives including, but not limited to, the following: adding new recycling facilities, expanding the use of robotics which lessens the need for virgin materials, investing in fully electric collection vehicles for beta testing, and committing to develop additional renewable energy facilities that beneficially converts our landfill gas to energy.

Why do you think corporations have the responsibility to care for the environment?

As a leading environmental services company, we recognize the importance of our services to prevent pollution, protect the environment and promote health and welfare in the communities we are privileged to serve. It’s key that we remain proactive in our efforts. That’s why we’re putting money toward environmental causes that we care about. Our first major grant helped establish the Global Waste Research Institute (“GWRI”), advancing state-of-the-art research and development of sustainable technologies and practices. We also regularly contribute to the Environmental Research Education Foundation (“EREF”) and fund over $1 million per year in research related to the environmental industry. Learn more at: https://www.wasteconnections.com/sustainability/

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What does your company do to combat climate change?

As part of our emissions reduction strategy, we at Momentive promote sustainable transportation options globally. Wherever possible, we subsidize the use of public transportation by our employees. Additionally, in response to the workplace impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Momentive is shifting its daily operations to offer a hybrid working model (home or office) for our employees. With over half of employees electing to work from home and an additional 40% choosing to commute to the office only 2-3 times per week, we project a significant reduction in transportation impacts in the coming years.

Why do you think corporations have the responsibility to care for the environment?

Research we’ll publish for Earth Day shows that the overwhelming majority of adults (78%) say they’re concerned about environmental pollution, with a full 43% saying they’re “very concerned”. To be included at end of the article or you can email me for the link once it’s live –> Methodology: This Momentive online poll was conducted April 11-18, 2022 among a national sample of 10,235 adults. Respondents for this survey were selected from the more than 2 million people who take surveys on the Momentive platform each day. The modeled error estimate for this survey is plus or minus 1.5 percentage points. Data have been weighted for age, race, sex, education, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States aged 18 and over.

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What does your company do to combat climate change?

Combating climate change is in our DNA. The more we can democratize solar and make it available to the mass market, the better we can make our environment. Everlight makes the switch to solar easy by paying zero dollars down for homeowners. When you go solar, you get to own your power. We are also expanding our fleet of electric vehicles! Across the eight states we operate in, we are proud to combat climate change with every installation to achieve a cleaner tomorrow.

Why do you think corporations have the responsibility to care for the environment?

Corporations have a significant responsibility now more than ever to take care of our planet. With just 100 corporations being the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, there’s a massive shift in corporate environmental responsibility. The mindset now is to take care of the environment in addition to making a profit. Companies need to continue with a sustainable and ethical business practice mindset so we can ensure future generations have an Earth to live on.

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