Friday
October 27
2017

U.S. Companies Are Leading the Way in Setting Climate Change Policies Despite Trump

U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump’s plans to quit the 195-nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday.

U.S.-based firms made up a fifth of those in a 2017 “A list” of 159 companies judged to have ambitious policies on limiting climate change and protecting water resources and forests, according to London-based non-profit CDP.

This made U.S. firms the biggest single national group and was similar to levels in 2016, according to CDP, which tracks companies’ environmental performance and was formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.

“We don’t see U.S. companies faring worse in our analysis” since Trump took office, said Marcus Norton, chief partnerships officer and general counsel at CDP.

Photo courtesy of Christopher Michel.

Source: Fortune (link opens in a new window)

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Environment
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business, climate change, environment, Paris Agreement, sustainable business