09 Aug '11, 12pm

Climate Counts Expands Corporate Ratings Through University Partnership

Climate Counts Expands Corporate Ratings Through University Partnership

Climate Counts has been making headlines ever since it began rating big-name companies on their climate commitments and performance. The nonprofit now has its eye on expansion with a new partnership with the University of New Hampshire that may serve as a model for other academic alliances. The move follows steady growth of the Climate Counts rating system since its launch four years ago when it rated 56 big firms on how they are measuring, reducing and reporting their carbon footprints, while also publicly advocating for climate change legislation. The scorecards -- now covering 150 companies in 17 sectors -- are meant to help consumers reward climate leaders with their wallets and avoid the laggards. Stonyfield Farms CEO Gary Hirshberg founded Climate Counts in 2007 and remains board chair (Disclosure: GreenBiz.com Executive Editor Joel Makower sits on the nonprofit's bo...

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