News | April 10, 2023
Looking back, looking forward
“We did it! We reached ‘drawdown’!” Imagine the day we will be able to say that. At Project Drawdown, we’re doing more than imagining. We’re making it happen.
Our latest publication, “Accelerate: Annual Outcomes and Outlook Report,” provides a snapshot of accomplishments during 2022 and a look at how we’re building on those successes in 2023. Check it out to learn how, with our supporters’ help, our work is accelerating the adoption of science-based climate solutions that help individuals and organizations reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Feature | May 23, 2023
7 meaningful climate actions for small and medium-sized businesses
It’s time to elevate and expand corporate sustainability from the often siloed, underresourced work of small sustainability teams to the work of every team—harnessing the passion and expertise that every employee has to advance climate action. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) especially have a unique opportunity to engage their entire organizations. That's because their flexible and innovative natures can orchestrate cross-functional sustainability strategies much more easily than a large corporation. SMBs can leverage their existing employee responsibilities and knowledge to create meaningful impact—without exhausting already limited time and resources. Every business function can help make a difference: Finance: Make sure you’re banking with a bank that is fossil fuel-free. Government Relations and Public Policy: Keep up-to-date with local legislation and voice your support. Human Resources and Operations: Provide your employees with climate-friendly 401(k)s. Legal: When you work with external counsel, choose climate-committed law firms. Marketing: Nudge your customers to take their own climate action. Procurement: Give preference to sustainable suppliers. Sales: Integrate climate action into your sales models. Dive deeper and read the full article HERE!
Perspective | May 18, 2023
What are you working in service of?
Round after round of layoffs, deepest in the tech industry, have left over a quarter million workers wondering what’s next for their careers. I was one of them. After a dramatic acquisition, Twitter was no longer a public company, and I no longer had a job. This isn’t how I wanted the ride to end, but the hard stop was the kicker I needed to really ask myself, “What do I want to be working in service of?” At this point, the “tech to climate” narrative has become a meme, and for a good reason. Embedded in the unfortunate circumstances in which many former tech workers (now job seekers) find themselves is immense potential to accelerate new leadership in the climate solutions era with a massive migration of employee capabilities and creativity. The drumbeat has been growing louder in this direction for years, demonstrated by the rise of climate career platforms, resilient capital flows, and the urgent need to equip a new generation of builders.
Video | May 4, 2023
Doughnut Design for Business
Can what’s good for business be good for the planet? Erinch Sahan, business & enterprise lead at Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), explores that question in this 50-minute webinar hosted by Drawdown Labs. Doughnut Economics is an economic paradigm for meeting the needs of all people within the means of the planet. This webinar looks at how businesses can apply the concept to become more regenerative through their purpose, networks, governance, ownership, and finance. By engaging with the Drawdown Labs Business Coalition, DEAL is helping bring Business Model Transformation—a key component of the Drawdown-Aligned Business Framework—to life. Watch now to learn how companies can unlock tangible design elements to help bring humanity into the “Doughnut,” the space that is both ecologically safe and socially just and in which humanity can thrive.