- According to the new Deloitte Resources 2018 Study, the number of companies with climate goals is higher than ever, and nearly half of businesses surveyed are working to procure more energy from renewable sources.
- Over 70 percent of executives surveyed for a recent Environmental Defense Fund report on environmental innovation said their business and environmental goals are more closely aligned than they were just five years ago, and that they are already actively investing in technologies that solve environmental problems.
- More than 400 companies have set science-based targets to cut their emissions, and 132 companies have committed to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy.
Most important, businesses increasingly see public policy as critical to achieving their climate and clean energy goals. Last month, leading companies including Apple, Google, Mars, Danone, Nestle, Unilever and American Eagle Outfitters filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), opposing repeal of the Clean Power Plan and affirming their support for policies that drive down emissions and increase access to renewable energy.
Here are three key takeaways from these developments.