In Latest Example of CEO Activism, Companies are Working with Environmentalists on Climate Change
CEO Daniella Ballou-Aares quoted outlining next steps for corporate activism.
While today’s announcement is important, other steps will have to be taken in order to achieve real progress on the environmental front.
“The statement from major companies urging the U.S. to rejoin Paris and seek bipartisan solutions is another encouraging sign that the age of CEO activism isn’t going to end in the post-Trump era,” observed Daniella Ballou-Aares, CEO of the Leadership Now Project.
She said the first step for companies will be to align their political activities to reinforce the goal of serious climate legislation. She noted that a recent study by the League of Conservation Voters showed that many of the companies who have voiced strong support for fighting climate change—including several who signed today’s statement—donated to elected officials who are blocking climate legislation.
“If the signatories of this letter now proactively engage with legislators to develop serious, passable legislation, [then] we’ll have a fighting chance to take long overdue action on climate,” she noted.