'We are still in' is a hashtag and a movement
It's been over a year since Trump announced that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, the United Nations' global agreement in which countries commit to mitigating and reporting their climate impacts.
Trump's decision ironically sparked many private businesses to pledge their commitments to keeping their own climate impacts to Paris Accord-levels. This idea moved quickly: from a "meme" to a "movement," said Joel Makower, as he sat down with many businesspeople who had made the pledge.
Jim Hanna, director of data center sustainability at Microsoft; Marty Spitzer, senior director of climate and renewable energy for the World Wildlife Fund; Anne Kelly, senior director of policy at Ceres; and Holly Emerson, senior analyst of innovation and product stewardship at Ingersoll Rand all sat down with Makower at the GreenBiz conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
They all discussed how the "We Are Still In" movement related to each of their businesses' respective positions and market shares.
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Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Stephanie May Joyce.