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Mars, Cargill put nature regeneration goals alongside avoiding climate catastrophe

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Mars, Cargill put nature regeneration goals alongside avoiding climate catastrophe

Photo caption: Nature regeneration goals are the new climate targets for the sustainability departments of large companies. Courtesy of Unsplash. Article by Jesse Klein. GreenBiz – February 11, 2021.

Over 1,000 companies have committed to science-based targets for climate change, but the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) thinks companies need to start making science-based commitments on nature as well as for climate. And they needed to start doing it yesterday. This has put sustainability departments of large companies in the position of having to build the plane while flying it.

“We feel like we need to start taking action today and start taking steps,” Heather Tansey, sustainability director at Cargill, said during a GreenBiz 21 session this week on nature and regeneration. “We believe we can’t wait for consensus definitions to start making progress. So we’re doing those things in parallel.”

To help, SBTN created corporate guidance that “sets a clear course of action to protect nature in line with science,” because companies want to take action. […]

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