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Science-Based Targets Top Choice for Sustainability Leaders, Edie Survey Reveals

December 14, 2016 |


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“The adoption of science-based targets to drive climate action is continuing to move rapidly up the corporate agenda, with more than half of sustainability leaders either beginning to apply or fully embedding the methodology within their organisation.

That’s one of the key findings of an edie survey conducted on members of the edie Leaders Club – an exclusive, membership-based group of professionals that are responsible for leading their company’s sustainability strategy – as part of our Sustainability Leadership Month of editorial content.

The survey, conducted between 25 November and 8 December 2016, asked edie Leaders Club members to what extent their company is using global frameworks and mechanisms such as the Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), science-based targets, carbon pricing and natural capital accounting to drive their sustainability planning, measurement and strategy.

More than half (55%) of the survey’s 31 respondents said they were either beginning to apply science-based targets, or that the methodology was already fully embedded in their strategy. Just over a third (35%) or respondents said the adoption of science-based targets was on their radar, while less than 10% said they were not considering them at this stage…”

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