Captains of industry: We need your help steering the ship of state!

We engage leading companies in promoting federal carbon pricing in the U.S.  Posts here present on-going examples of the actions Business Climate Leaders are taking.

 

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Diginity Health Signs Leaders Letter for SoCal chapter

Rachelle R .Wenger, Acting as Dignity Health’s Director of Public Policy & Community Advocacy has signed onto the Leaders Letter for Southern California’s CCL chapter in North Orange County. The district (CA-39) is served by Republican Congressman Ed Royce.

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Unilever supports CCL Meeting in D.C. with Tennessee Senators

Unilever’s U.S. Manager of Gov’t Affairs, Mark Bescher, joined CCL’s Danny Richter and Stephanie Doyle on the hill for separate meetings with the staff of Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. Since both Senators were fairly well versed already on CCL’s fee & dividend proposal, the meetings focused more Unilever’s support for ~”not just one policy or proposal,” but Congressional action on all proposals that promote a more sustainable climate.

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Facebook Offers Social Media Support

After meeting with BCL, Facebook has offered to allocate a part-time Facebook staff person to assist CCL with social media

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BCL recruits Sylvia Earle

Dr Earle has agreed to join CCL’s Advisory Board, and to encourage companies to join BCL. In that regard, she will be a signatory on our outreach letter to CEOs, along with Jim Hansen and Trammell Crowe.

Dr Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, author, and lecturer. Since 1998 she has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. She was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. She won the TED Prize in 2009; here’s her acceptance speech.

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Dignity Health joins Business Climate Leaders

Dignity Health, which is based in San Francisco, CA, has joined BCL. At this time, Dignity operates 39  hospitals and ancillary health care facilities in California, Nevada, and Arizona. For all you baseball trivia fans, Wikipedia names Dignity Health as the official health care provider of the San Francisco Giants.

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We’ve changed our name…We’re now Business Climate Leaders

As you can see from the logo, we’ve changed our name to Business Climate Leaders. We won’t be updating all references to Fifty for the Future on this site, so don’t get confused if you find references to it here and there.

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New Belgium Brewing Company gets on Board!

Building Brewery Power for Climate Action

Today, after a series of conversations with Fifty for the Future, New Belgium has agreed to to work with us in mobilizing the Asheville Brewers Alliance (North Carolina) to sign onto CERES’ Climate Declaration. We’re also discussing plans to work together on educating Asheville’s current Republican representatives (Congressmen Patrick McHenry Mark Meadows) about the need for responsible climate legislation, including the importance of signing the Gibson Resolution.

New Belgium Brewing (the nation’s fourth-largest brewer of craft beer) is a Certified B Corporation. They’re also a member of CERES’ BICEP collaboration.

 

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Facebook Posts CCL Material

CCL Makes it to Facebook’s Own Pages

Check out https://www.facebook.com/nonprofits If you scroll down, you’ll see our 2-minute video posted there now. We should be able to post actions there, too, like the Gibson resolution. Basically, whatever we post on our FB page we can ask them to consider sharing on the nonprofits page.

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Relationship with Unilever Grows

Unilever joining CCL’s Danny Richter in educating members of Congress

After several conversations with Fifty for the Future, Unilever’s Manager of Federal Government Relations & External Affairs, Mark Bescher, met in D.C. with CCL’s Legislative Director, Danny Richter. Whether it’s because they attended Notre Dame within a year of each other or just because they know that what we’re all working on is so urgent, they have hit it off!

We are now working out details for upcoming joint meetings with strategically targeted members of Congress to educate them about the benefits of an effective federal price on carbon. Although dates have not been picked, one possibility being discussed is during CCL’s November 16-17 Lobby Days in D.C. This would allow constituents to be present.

Activating the Unilever Supply Chain: Ben & Jerry’s

Mark Bescher has introduced us to Chris Miller, Ben & Jerry’s Activism Manager. Given that B&J has already written (Flavors We May Lose To Climate Change) about the  impacts of climate change on their business, we’re hopeful that a discussion with Chris will be a triple win for B&J, the climate, AND Fifty for the Future.

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Facebook Gets Enthused!

Facebook Explores Using its Platform for Pathway to Paris

After meeting with Fifty for the Future, Facebook executives got enthusiastic about helping CCL with its Pathway to Paris initiative. Explorations are underway. CCL also received an invitation to post on some of Facebook’s own pages.

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