A who's who among the COP21 commitments

Author: Elsa Wenzel, GreenBiz, Published on: 30 November 2015

Among hundreds of corporations backing COP21 climate actions, few are trekking to Paris, instead backing blockbuster commitments or coalitions to represent them…Here are some of the bulkiest groups…Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is teaming up with more than 20 other billionaires…to support clean energy efforts in both industrialized and developing nations…The group pledged to invest…on energy generation, storage and efficiency; transportation;"industrial use" and agriculture…Last week 78 CEOs stepped forward to encourage a strong COP deal and a price on carbon…They volunteered to reduce their footprints,  "act as ambassadors for climate action" and incorporate climate risks into decisions…Eighty-one corporations…are onboard with the American Business Act on Climate Pledge…They…support a pact "toward a low-carbon, sustainable future."…[T]hey vow to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 30 percent over the next decade…We Mean Business…coalition trumpeted the support of 6 million companies in September…412 companies and investors have committed to specific climate action ahead of COP…A dozen companies initially joined [the RE100] pledge [on renewable energy]...in September...The count is up to 39...Within [the Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles] partnership backed by the World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund, 43 companies...have joined since July 2014...[Also refers to ABB, Abengoa Bioenergy, Alcoa, Alibaba, Alstom, Amazon, Anglo-American, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Ben & Jerry's, BG Group, BHP Billiton, BP, BT, Calpine, Clif Bar, Coca-Cola, Commerzbank, Dow Chemical, Eni, Facebook, General Mills, General Motors, Glencore, Goldman Sachs, Google, H&M, Hershey’s, Honda, HP, IKEA, Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Kellogg, KPN, Lafarge Holcim, Levi Strauss, Mars, McDonald's, Microsoft, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, National Grid, Nestle, PEMEX, PepsiCo, PG&E, Philips, Reed Elsevier, Reliance Industries, Repsol, Rio Tinto, Salesforce, Saudi Aramco, Schneider Electric, Shell, Siemens, Starbucks, Statoil, Stonyfield Farms, Suez, Swiss Re, TOTAL, Unilever, UPS, Virgin Group, Wells Fargo, and Xerox.]

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Related companies: ABB Abengoa Alcoa Alibaba.com Alphabet Alstom Amazon.com Anglo American Apple AT&T Bank of America Ben & Jerry's (part of Unilever) BG Group (part of Shell) BHP Billiton BP BT Calpine Clif Bar Coca-Cola Commerzbank Dow Chemical Eni Equinor (formerly Statoil) Facebook General Mills General Motors Glencore Goldman Sachs Google (part of Alphabet) H&M Hershey Honda HP (Hewlett-Packard) IKEA Intel JPMorgan Chase Kellogg KPN LafargeHolcim Levi Strauss Mars McDonald's Microsoft Monsanto (part of Bayer) Morgan Stanley National Grid Nestlé Pemex PepsiCo PG&E Reed Elsevier Group Reliance Industries Repsol Rio Tinto Royal Philips Electronics Salesforce.com Saudi Aramco Schneider Electric Shell Siemens Starbucks Stonyfield Farm Suez Swiss Re Total Unilever UPS Virgin Group Wells Fargo Xerox