Microsoft Corps is the latest corporation to join the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), the conservative-backed group supporting the carbon dividend plan devised by former Secretaries of State James A. Baker and George Shultz. According to Microsoft CEO Lucas Joppa, the company believes an “inclusive solution” is needed to solve climate change. Microsoft has worked to power its energy-hungry data centers with renewable sources and supported a Washington-state based carbon tax initiative that lost last year.

They join other corporate giants such as AT&T, GM, and ExxonMobil, non-profit organizations, and a wide range of economists, former lawmakers, and public policy experts associated with the Baker-Shultz carbon dividend plan.