Giving Compass' Take:

• Writing for TriplePundit, Lisa Manley, Senior Director of Sustainability Engagement & Partnerships at Mars, Inc., discusses how private enterprise needs to bring more sustainable innovation and protect our environment.

• Setting science-based targets, committing to renewable energy and promoting executive advocacy are all worthy goals, but action is needed across the board in order for real change to occur.

• Learn about P&G's sustainability goals for 2020.

There are clear signals that the climate has changed over the past century. Around the world, people are beginning to feel the effects, from increased average and extreme temperatures, to changes in rainfall patterns, to more severe and less predictable storms. At Mars, we source key agricultural materials from countries and communities that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. We believe it’s time to take a new approach to addressing this challenge, using our influence and reach to take action that proactively addresses the impacts of climate change within our supply chain and operations. Here are three things our business and others are doing to take action.

More than 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree human activity is extremely likely to be causing the climate-warming trends over the last century. To avoid the worst consequences of climate change, science tells us we should limit global warming to less than the two degree Celsius threshold outlined in the Paris Agreement on climate change. As the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t measure. With that in mind, the first thing business should do is trust the science; then align measurable goals and actions around that science.

Read the full article about companies driving the new climate economy by Lisa Manley at TriplePundit.