29 Sep '15, 10am

Mars, Bloomberg vow with 6 million companies to act on climate change

Mars, Bloomberg vow with 6 million companies to act on climate change

A refrain echoed through the Climate Group's signature and final Climate Week meeting Monday in New York, where hundreds of business people had gathered to talk about their role in stemming climate change. Pamela Mars-Wright from the board of directors of Mars Inc., the first U.S.-based multinational company to transition to 100-percent renewable energy and pledge to zero greenhouse-gas emissions, spoke about her college-age children, generation five in the family-owned business. "Addressing climate change is not an option to them," she said, but an absolute necessity. "They make that very clear." Maria Fernanda Mejia, president of Kellogg Latin America, put it this way: "The next generation simply can’t tolerate our inability to help others," particularly those suffering the effects of climate change. Christina Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention ...

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