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CEOs to G7 and World Leaders: Support “Bold” Net-Zero Commitments

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10 Jun 2021
2021
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Amanda Russo, +41 79 392 6898, arus@weforum.org


  • Over 70 CEOs released an open letter to world leaders in support of “bold and courageous commitments, polices and actions” in the race to net-zero
  • Executives have committed to reducing their own emissions as part of the World Economic Forum hosted Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders – it represents close to 7 million employees and $2.4 trillion in revenue, bigger than the G7 country of Italy
  • Leaders outlined how business is stepping up and said that action from governments can accelerate even more action from companies
  • Read the open letter and view the signatories

Geneva, Switzerland, 10 June 2021 – Over 70 CEOs said they stand ready to work with public sector leaders around the world to reduce emissions. Members of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders signed an Open Letter championing public-private cooperation ahead of the G7 summit in order to supercharge net-zero commitments, polices and actions.

The signatories are looking for governments to accelerate the transition to net-zero before COP26 in order to accelerate even more action from the private sector. The letter emphasizes public-private collaboration as vital and welcomes transformative policy change.

“It is an important and significant move for this many CEOs to put their names forward for deeper collective collaboration,” said Dominic Waughray, Managing Director, World Economic Forum. “It sends a clear signal to policy-makers that many global business leaders are ready to make the transition to a net-zero future. As we move towards COP26, public-private collaboration will be key to unlocking investment, setting more ambitious targets to reduce emissions, and turning this ambition into action.”

The Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders is the only CEO-led community open to all companies worldwide that want to make clear commitments and work to transition to net-zero. Members believe the private sector has a responsibility to actively engage in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to help lead the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. The World Economic Forum hosts the alliance.

The full text of the Open Letter and the list of signatories can be found here on the here on the Forum’s Agenda news site.


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