The New York Times’ Green blog points us to the most recent report of the corporate-sponsored Carbon Disclosure Project, a UK-based environmental analysis of “339 of the largest US corporations by market capitalization.” For the first time since the project began, “a majority of the S&P 500 disclosing companies now integrate climate change into core business strategy.”
According to the report, the number of corporate respondents with senior executive or board oversight of their company’s climate change programs rose from 68 percent in 2010 to 87 percent this year. Additionally, 64 percent of respondents are setting greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, up from 51 percent in 2010 and 32 percent in 2008.
The Times points out some missing players: “Consumers may care to know that some big companies they probably do business with, including Apple, Amazon and DirectTV, are still refusing to respond to the carbon disclosure survey.”
-- Reed McManus
Image: Carbon Disclosure Project