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From the Ted Talk by Dame Vivian Hunt: How businesses can serve everyone, not just shareholders

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Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy company, is another example. They _______ out what many of us already knew; it's not good enough just to look after your own emissions. In fact, their emissions accounted for about 15 percent of their system emissions. So they changed. Working with _________ and pension funds, they set three-year rolling goals with progress markers year by year. By 2050, they hope to reduce their net ______ footprint by almost two thirds. That is a major reduction. _________, these targets are linked to the bonuses of their top 150 decision makers, and over time the pay of nearly 17,000 _________ could be ______ in part to how they treat Mother Earth.

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  1. initially
  2. activists
  3. figured
  4. linked
  5. employees
  6. carbon

Original Text

Shell, the Anglo-Dutch energy company, is another example. They figured out what many of us already knew; it's not good enough just to look after your own emissions. In fact, their emissions accounted for about 15 percent of their system emissions. So they changed. Working with activists and pension funds, they set three-year rolling goals with progress markers year by year. By 2050, they hope to reduce their net carbon footprint by almost two thirds. That is a major reduction. Initially, these targets are linked to the bonuses of their top 150 decision makers, and over time the pay of nearly 17,000 employees could be linked in part to how they treat Mother Earth.

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