The gender issue, and rethinking net-zero

Corporate climate plans, from the likes of Amazon and others, rely heavily on investing in carbon offset projects such as planting trees and preserving forests, or other efforts aimed at helping the climate. But studies and investigations have repeatedly found that the benefits of such efforts can be greatly amplified.

An increasing number of carbon market experts and corporate climate consultants now want companies to fundamentally rethink their climate strategies and aim for higher goals than basic net-zero plans.

Indeed, reducing operational emissions will mean investing heavily in supporting, testing and scaling up emerging solutions; and push for aggressive policies that will pressure suppliers and other business partners to seek similar changes.

Read this story Explain six critical ways companies can reduce their carbon footprint.

– James Temple

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1 Security revelations on Twitter are music to Elon Musk’s ears
The whistleblower complaint will likely be brought in court during today’s hearing. (WP $)
+ Whistleblower Peter Zatko is a leading cybersecurity expert. (Bloomberg $)
+ Twitter seems to have confused toxic content with spam teams. (Reuters)
+ Jack Dorsey’s legacy still looms large on Twitter. (the edge)

2 The outgoing White House AI director explains future policy challenges
Lynne Parker worries that people find AI too difficult. (MIT Technology Review)

3 Facebook has restricted the publication of the abortion pill Planned Parenthood
Despite the fact that abortion is legal in Michigan. (Motherboard)
+ Post-Rho student health care under threat. (wired $)
+ Where to get abortion pills and how to use them. (MIT Technology Review)

4 How Call Center Programs Make Workers Whiter and American
In an effort to encourage call-takers to be more polite and receptive. (SFGate)

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