Alongside eBay, Adidas and NIKE, Symantec Joins 70+ Businesses in Oregon in a State-Wide Call to Action on Climate Change

By Cecily Joseph, Symantec’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer
Aug 6, 2014 9:00 AM ET

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Climate change has continued to become a central focus of business leaders worldwide.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its proposed new emissions target for power plants, calling on emissions reductions of 30% (from 2005 levels) by 2030. US President Obama emphasized the reality and importance of climate change in his State of the Union address. And a recent report Risky Business highlights climate change risks for businesses, as well as the costs faced if we continue with business as usual. The report, authored by Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and hedge-fund manager/philanthropist Thomas Steyer states “our findings show that, if we continue on our current path, many regions of the US face the prospect of serious economic effects from climate change.”

On July 15th, Symantec once again emphasized its commitment to combatting climate change and supporting climate change policy. Alongside over 70 businesses including eBay, Adidas, Moda Health, NIKE, and more, Symantec signed the Oregon Business Climate Declaration calling for state action on climate change.

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