04-04-2022 04:11 AM
It's that time of the year! Happy Earth Month to all! Climate action has always been critical, but this year's rising geopolitical tensions make climate issues all the more urgent. All month, the Pledge 1% blog will highlight member case studies, expert tips, and actionable next steps.
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04-04-2022 09:36 PM
04-05-2022 11:52 AM
This is really helpful, Kate! Thank you for sharing.
04-12-2022 08:57 PM
Thanks Kate! Just used this to create giving opportunities in Benevity for our sustainability week 🙂
04-12-2022 07:09 AM
At TrainingPros, we have a one-for-one commitment to plant a tree for each consultant we place on assignment. To date, we have planted 1400 trees.
04-12-2022 07:19 AM
We share Climate ideas, explained simply. Please check them and share those you like. We have an IdeaBank in the menu to submit more. Our Climate Editor is the highly regarded Jeremy Wright AM. This is his recent Climate podcast.
04-12-2022 08:22 AM
For tools and strategies I have to point to the previous entry here : ) https://community.pledge1percent.org/t5/Member-Projects/GetAgile-Writes-the-Book-for-Social-Impact-M...
Also if you haven’t yet, do watch this episode: “a circular economy at scale”, it’s priceless: https://ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/videos/the-next-step-a-circular-economy-at-scale
And last but not least, a super quick and meaningful CALL TO ACTION: An astonishing £2 in every £10 of our pensions are linked to deforestation. Make sure everyone’s money helps protect nature, not destroy it. Sign the petition now takes 30 seconds http://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/deforestation
04-12-2022 08:23 AM
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05-03-2022 10:49 AM
I have recently discovered the En-Roads climate Solutions simulator... it is an online simulator that lets users test and explore climate solutions. It is really interesting to see what kinds of policies and actions will actually help us reduce emissions and keep the global temperature from rising! Check out this free tool here: https://www.climateinteractive.org/en-roads/
05-03-2022 12:08 PM
En-Roads is amazing. I attended a demo by John Sterman (he's the MIT professor in the photo on the homepage who, well, looks like an old MIT professor) and was so blown away. I've been meaning to do the En-Roads Ambassador training -- it's free and virtual, the next one starts on May 16: https://learn.climateinteractive.org/course/camp
05-31-2022 07:09 PM - edited 05-31-2022 07:15 PM
“Do you endeavour to make the transition yourself or do you make it someone else’s problem?
We’re not going to solve climate change, we’re not going to change our economy, we’re not going to harness opportunities in decarbonisation by making it someone else’s problem.” - Mike Cannon-Brookes
You may have seen over the past months, Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian’s co-founder and CEO, via his private investment vehicle Grok Ventures, has been challenging AGL’s demerger plan.
AGL is one of Australia’s biggest energy providers, and also Australia’s biggest carbon emitter.
In February & March, Mike led two unsuccessful takeover bids for AGL, with the goal of retiring its fossil fuel generators and moving the company to renewables.
In May, Mike’s Grok Ventures bought over 11% of AGL shares, making them AGL’s biggest shareholder. They also launched the campaign www.keepittogetheraustralia.com.au in an effort to educate and encourage other AGL shareholders to vote against the demerger.
This week, AGL have announced they are abandoning their demerger plan, and their Chief Executive and several board members have resigned.
It's a “fantastic time for shareholder activism” - Glenn Walker, Greenpeace Australia Pacific
If you're keen to know more on how this played out and Mike's motivations:
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