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Cecily Joseph | 05 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

Climate change has continued to become a central focus of business leaders worldwide.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its proposed new emissions target for power plants, calling on emissions reductions of 30% (from 2005 levels) by 2030. US President Obama emphasized the reality and importance of climate change in his State of the Union address. And a recent report Risky Business highlights climate change risks for businesses, as well as the costs faced if we continue with business as usual. The report, authored by Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and hedge-fund manager/philanthropist Thomas Steyer states “our findings show that, if we continue on our current path, many regions of the US face the prospect of serious economic...

Cecily Joseph | 15 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

“Tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st Century (and it’s simply the right thing to do).” - BICEP Climate Declaration

Last week marked the first anniversary of the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP)’s Climate Declaration – a call to action from leading American businesses, urging the public, policy makers and business leaders to seize the economic opportunity in tackling climate change.

At Symantec, we are convinced that a strong, international coalition of governments, businesses, and civil society organizations is required to effectively address climate challenges. We are therefore proud to be...

Cecily Joseph | 10 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

“Tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st Century (and it’s simply the right thing to do).” - BICEP Climate Declaration

Today is the first anniversary of the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP)’s Climate Declaration – a call to action from leading American businesses, urging the public, policy makers and business leaders to seize the economic opportunity in tackling climate change.

At Symantec, we are convinced that a strong, international coalition of governments, businesses, and civil society organizations is required to effectively address climate challenges. We are therefore proud to be signatories of the Climate Declaration, joining approximately 500 companies nationwide to...

lora_phillips | 28 Aug 2013 | 0 comments

Internet data centers represent up to two percent of electricity in the U.S., and the internet is responsible for nearly ten percent of U.S. electricity use.

As part of our efforts to support industry-wide solutions to environmental sustainability, Symantec recently joined Business for Social Responsibility’s (BSR's) The Future of Internet Power initiative. This new leadership initiative includes the world’s leading IT companies such as Adobe, eBay, Facebook, HP, salesforce.com, and now Symantec, and will identify and publicize best practices around low-carbon power sourcing for data centers in the United States, as well as helping Internet companies work more effectively with key policymakers and utilities.

Today we are happy to feature Ryan Schuchard, Manager, Climate and Energy for BSR, sharing his recent...

Cecily Joseph | 26 Jun 2013 | 1 comment

Symantec recently signed the Climate Declaration, an initiative driven by our partner Business for Innovative Climate Change Policy (BICEP). The declaration focuses on the great economic opportunity inherent in tackling climate change. This is a belief we hold firmly here at Symantec.

As part of our commitment to becoming an ever more responsible and sustainable organization, Symantec has set a number of ambitious goals for the coming years. Climate change is one of the corporate responsibility issues we’ve identified as material to our business.

Yesterday, President Obama unveiled a comprehensive new climate change strategy, specifically citing the Climate Declaration in his remarks. The plan calls for curbing pollution, expanding renewable energy sources, demonstrating global leadership, and...