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Corporate Initiatives to Mitigate Climate Change in Brazil: An Analysis of Companies That Joined ICO2 and Brazil GHG Protocol Program

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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Climate Change, Corporate Initiatives, Carbon Efficient Index, Brazil GHG Protocol Program
Authors:
  • de Souza, André L. R.
  • Andrade, José C. S.
  • Gomes, Sônia M. S.
  • Torres, Rita C. S. R.
  • de Faria, Juliano A.
Journal:
IJIRES
Volume:
3
Number:
6
Pages:
402-411
Month:
November
ISSN:
2349-5219
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Abstract:
In this research we aimed at mapping, analyzing and discussingthe corporate initiatives that are taken by Brazilian companies which participate in ICO2 and inBrazil GHG Protocol Program to mitigate climate change. We carried out an exploratory, documental and bibliographical research in annual sustainable reports, carbon emission inventories, CDP questionnaires and official websites; we applied the content analysis technique with a qualitative and descriptive approach. The use of international initiatives, Global Pact, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), stands outas instrument for improvement, implementation and development of actions to mitigate climate change. We also noticed alignment of some national initiatives with some from the international scenario, such as theCorporate Sustainability Index and ICO2, based on New YorkStock Exchange. Thus, amongst 19 companies investigated in this research, Klabin stood out for the amount of international initiatives taken, while Itaú Unibanco stood out for its national initiatives. Regarding in-house actions, we noticed that companies are concerned with climate change and have implemented in-house actions, such as mitigation and adaptation plans, as well as disclosing their actions to stakeholders.

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