International sustainability agreements often lead to answers, rather than implementable solutions.
To this end, corporate climate leaders are starting to take responsibility for actions – as demonstrated clearly last September when Fortune 500 CEOs joined presidents, prime ministers, top executives (including representatives from Unilever, Ikea, McDonalds, and Nestlé) and a host of others in New York to discuss climate at UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s request.
Earlier this month, a group called the ‘B Team’ – part of a much larger coalition of organisations who fall under the title ‘We Mean Business’, representing many of the world’s most influential businesses, investors, and corporate climate leaders, publicly called for a global goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The group, which includes Richard Branson and Huffington Post founder Ariana Huffington, believes that their goal would encourage corporations to incorporate new investments and clean energy research into business strategies, with the umbrella coalition saying: “The transition to a low-carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all.”
Branson elaborated online: “We have the enormous opportunity in our hands to make a positive difference for business, people, and the planet. Taking bold climate action now has the potential to unleash the full power of business and at the same time lift millions of people out of poverty. We’re the first generation to recognise this and the last generation that will have this opportunity.”
Read the full article by CleanTechnica: here.
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