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America’s Biggest Companies Pledge to Act on Climate Change


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We Mean Business is a coalition of organizations working with thousands of the world’s most influential businesses and investors. We have formed a common platform to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy in order to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all.

Businesses want a strong outcome at Paris because they want long-term certainty. They understand that a low carbon economy is a smart economy; it presents the best opportunities for growth, job creation, innovation and investment.

The low carbon economy is currently worth $5 trillion globally. Assets in these investments grew 60% in the last 2 years, and around 60 million new jobs will be created in renewable energy, clean technology and smart infrastructure over the next 20 years.

“The shift to a low-carbon economy is inevitable, irreversible and irresistible.” said Nigel Topping, CEO of We Mean Business. “Taking bold climate action is simply good for business.”

Governments, corporations and communities will all benefit from a “Paris Dividend” resulting from an ambitious climate agreement at COP21.

We Mean Business is currently working with over 230 companies and investors on a range of commitments to set ambitious emission reduction targets, put a price on carbon and RE100: a global campaign supporting major companies committing to 100% renewable power across their operations.

In September, more announcements and commitments will be made from businesses, investors and policymakers during Climate Week NYC

Click here to see the full Climate Week NYC calendar. 

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Nazneen Nawaz
Head of Media
+44 (0)20 7960 2970

To learn more about this year’s Climate Week NYC, as well as receive regular announcements and updates on Climate Week NYC, follow #CWNYC and @ClimateWeekNYC. For media interviews, email

Climate Week NYC is a cornerstone event in the international calendar that brings together influential global figures and new voices from the worlds of business, government and investors to lead the transition toward net zero-emissions. The Climate Group launched Climate Week NYC in 2009, and has since acted as the secretariat. Host to more than 70 affiliate events across the city, this year Climate Week NYC will also act as the collaborative space for climate events in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

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