As of 1:00 pm EST June 2, 2017
via twitter: Amazon continues to support the Paris climate agreement and action in climate change we believe that robust clean energy and climate policies can support American competitiveness, innovation and job growth. We remain committed to putting our scale and inventive culture to work in ways that are good for the environment and our customers.
via Tim Cook letter to employees:
I spoke with President Trump on Tuesday
and tried to persuade him to keep the U.S. in the agreement. But it wasn’t enough.
CEO Larry Fink: “I do not agree with all of the President’s policies and decisions, including today’s announcement to exit the US from the Paris Agreement which I believe is a critical step forward in addressing climate change.”
Boston Consulting Group
CEO Rich Lesser: We are disappointed at the United States government’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and its potential impact on global efforts to address climate change.
It is extremely disappointing. Exiting international accords like the Paris Agreement will negatively impact trade, economic vitality, the state of our environment, and relationships amongst the world community.
via CEO Robert Iger’s twitter: As a matter of principle, I’ve resigned from the Presidents Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.
Dow is the leading materials science company in the world and innovates and manufactures many low carbon technologies that enable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs and economic value in the United States. While we are disappointed in the decision to withdraw the United States from its commitments in the Paris Climate Agreement, we understand there are always many potential solutions to challenges and are eager to work toward alternative solutions. We will continue to collaborate with President Trump as well as other businesses, NGOs and academics to continue to advocate for smart policies that enable the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that global markets stay open to American exports and innovation.
via Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page: Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children’s future at risk.
“We believe climate change is real, and remain deeply committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our vehicles and our facilities
via Jeff Immelt’s twitter: Disappointed with today’s decision on the Paris Agreement. Climate Change is real. Industry must now lead and not depend on government.
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, cereal company General Mills said it was “disappointed” by the withdrawal and remained committed to “addressing challenges related to climate change.”
GM will not waver from our commitment to the environment and our position on climate change has not changed. International agreements aside, we remain committed to creating a better environment.
via CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s twitter: Today’s decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement (Note: Lloyd Blankfein had never used twitter before, this was his first tweet and it got over 10,000 retweets and 23,000 likes.
via CEO Sundar Pichai’s twitter: Disappointed with today’s decision. Google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all.
Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today. The science is clear, the impacts are serious and the need to act is essential.
via twitter: Climate change is an international problem that requires an international solution, we believe it is important for the world to reduce GHG emissions. Therefore IBM supported – and still supports – US Participation in the Paris Agreement.
Climate Change is a real issues, and we firmly believe the US should continue to participate in the Paris Climate Accord. Withdrawal won’t change our investment in renewable energy, and we will continue to advocate for the US to engage.
via CEO Jamie Dimon: “I absolutely disagree with the Administration on this issue. But we have a responsibility to engage our elected officials to work constructively and advocate for policies that improve people’s lives and protect our environment.”
A clean energy transition is good for our customers and the economy, and the right thing to do. That’s why National Grid remains committed to addressing climate change head on and will continue to support our customers and communities to reduce harmful emissions and better prepare our economy for the future. In recent weeks, we have joined several of the largest US companies to urge President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change.
PepsiCo’s longstanding commitment to addressing climate change will not change.
via twitter: We are disappointed by the Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, as climate change continues to threaten our planet and global economies.
via twitter: Our support for the #ParisAgreement is well known. We will continue to do our part providing more & cleaner energy.
Siemens supports the Paris Climate Accord signed by 194 countries as it is an important element in enabling and encouraging governments, other businesses and investors to turn the billions of dollars in existing low-carbon investments into the trillions of dollars the world needs to tackle climate change. Siemens is disappointed by President Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord.
via CEO Elon Musk’s twitter: Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
via CEO Jack Dorsey’s 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.
CEO Andrew Salzberg via Medium: Today’s announcement from President Trump that the United States will not honor the agreement is a huge disappointment. Addressing rising temperatures is vital to ensuring the continued health and prosperity of populations across the globe.
via CEO Paul Polman’s twitter: #Paris Agreement = huge economic opportunity. Inaction is existential threat. No turning back. Business must lead.
“We think countries working together on shared goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is a laudable and necessary goal.”