The Business Roundtable, a trade association comprised of some of the U.S.’s biggest and most influential companies, announced its support for “well-designed market-based mechanism and other supporting policies” to address climate change.
A statement found on the BRT website reads: “Unchecked, climate poses significant environmental, economic, public health and security threats to countries around the world, including the United States.”
.@mtbarra, CEO of @GM, states that the #climatechange “challenge will require collective global action – business and government.” Read BRT’s recommended principles and policies: https://t.co/jdbykyiVm9 pic.twitter.com/9QuuxD4kBC
— Business Roundtable (@BizRoundtable) September 16, 2020
The group includes major greenhouse gas emitters such as American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Chevron, and ExxonMobil.
“Businesses are an essential part of the solution” to climate change, said BRT Chairman Doug McMillon, who is also the CEO and President of Walmart.
More company statements can be found on the BRT website as well as Twitter.