Top Companies Join RE100 with a Pledge to Source 100% Renewable Electricity

Top Companies Join RE100 with a Pledge to Source 100% Renewable Electricity

by Vikas Vij

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 4:00pm



America’s business drive to a low-carbon economy has been picking up momentum over the last few years. The recently concluded Climate Week NYC 2015 presented an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase their corporate sustainability leadership before global business and governmental heads.

Some leading Fortune 500 companies used the opportune moment to join RE100 with a pledge to source 100 percent of their electricity from renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions. Some of the latest companies to join RE100 include Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, Starbucks, Steelcase, Voya Financial, and Walmart.

RE100 is an ambitious global campaign led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, to engage, support and showcase influential businesses committed to 100 percent renewable electricity. RE100 was launched a year ago at Climate Week NYC 2014 with 13 original corporate partners, including Mars, IKEA, Swiss Re, BT Group, Formula E, H&M, KPN, Nestle, Philips, RELX Group, J. Safra Sarasin, Unilever and YOOX Group.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.