'All You Need Is A Change Of Mentality': CEO Of Schneider Electric, Rated World's Most Sustainable Company, On Going Carbon-Free

by David Vetter
Feb 5, 2021 3:45 PM ET
Chief Executive Officer of French electrical equipment giant Schneider Electric, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, speaks during the group's general meeting in the business district of La Defense, near Paris, on April 24, 2018. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP via Getty Images) AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Originally published on Forbes

“The age of fire is over. Now it’s time for the digital age.” 

So says Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of energy and automation firm Schneider Electric, which this week was announced on the Global 100 index as the world’s most sustainable company. Schneider develops systems that manage electricity for businesses and industry, in recent years working with corporations such as Walmart WMT +1.3%, Marriott and Deloitte to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.

Tricoire, who has helmed Schneider since 2006, claims it is companies such as his that will be key to delivering on net zero emissions targets. And, keen to be seen to walk the walk, the firm has committed to accelerating its goal to achieve carbon neutrality by five years, from 2030 to 2025. Investors, for their part, seem convinced: Schneider has seen its share price double over the past two years, and rise inexorably despite the crippling coronavirus pandemic.

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