Companies Think President Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Accord Is Fucking Stupid. President Donald Trump stood up in front of the world yesterday and withdrew the United States from the Paris Accord, a global agreement to combat climate change. The agreement had nearly universal support, but Trump said withdrawing is good for American business. But American business leaders disagree. CEOs from companies in practically every sector of American life issued statements yesterday denouncing Trump’s decision. Business leaders like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Disney CEO Robert Iger even signaled that this was the last straw, and announced that they’d no longer act as advisors to the president.
Even before Trump’s decision yesterday, the Paris Accord had broad support in the business community. On April 2. 6, 2. Companies as diverse as Walmart and Du. Pont and Intel all signed the letter. Even energy companies like Exxon. Mobil, Shell, and Chevron also implored Trump not to drop the Paris Accord in the lead up to yesterday’s announcement from the White House Rose Garden.
But he didn’t listen. Below we have a list of the companies that have thus far reacted directly to Trump’s decision. We can only imagine that this list will continue to grow in the coming weeks. Twenty years from now, we have no idea what the defining moment of Trump’s shameful presidency will be. But with climate change already impacting the world in disastrous ways, his decision to needlessly shun the environment should at least crack the top ten.
But who knows? Trump still has so much time to inflict very real damage on both the United States and the rest of the world—a world that increasingly sees America as a joke that elected a neo- fascist reality TV star as its president. Apple“We power nearly all of our operations with renewable energy, which we believe is an example of something that’s good for our planet and makes good business sense as well,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. Of course, we’re going to keep working with our suppliers to help them do more to power their businesses with clean energy. And we will keep challenging ourselves to do even more.”Box“Trump believes everything is a negotiation. But America’s reputation and trust around the world can’t be negotiated, it’s earned.
Or lost,” tweeted Box CEO Aaron Levie. Cargill“Signing the accord means being a champion for US economic growth and job creation,” Cargill CEO David Mac. Lennan told the Financial Times.
It hurts to see this coming from a foreign leader and not our @potus. Stopping climate change is something we can only do as a global community, and we have to act together before it’s too late.”General Electric“Disappointed with today’s decision on the Paris Agreement. Climate change is real. Industry must now lead and not depend on government,” tweeted General Electric CEO James Immelt. Goldman Sachs“Today’s decision is a setback for the environment and for the U. S.’s leadership position in the world. Google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all,” tweeted Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
IBM“IBM today is reaffirming its support for the Paris Climate Agreement and stating clearly how we will continue our decades- long work to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Our call for an international agreement on this issue is more than a decade old, and we first voiced our support for the Paris Agreement in 2.
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IBM in a statement. Intel“We operate in a global economy, and if we’re not part of the global agreement on climate we are susceptible to retaliation through border taxes and other . Microsoft remains committed to doing our part to achieve its goals,” tweeted Microsoft president Brad Smith.
Nike“We are deeply disappointed by the recent shift in climate policy. Nike believes that climate change is a serious global threat and that the world will need to radically redesign industrial systems and economies in order to enable a low- carbon growth economy,” Nike said in a statement.“We will continue to honor the core commitments of the American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge, including reaching 1.
Nike- owned or - operated facilities around the world by 2. U. S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge and advancing materials innovation globally.”Salesforce“Deeply disappointed by President’s decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement. We will double our efforts to fight climate change,” tweeted Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Tesla“Am departing presidential councils.
Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,” tweeted Tesla and Space. X founder Elon Musk. Twitter“This is an incredibly shortsighted move backwards by the federal government. We’re all on this planet together and we need to work together,” tweeted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.