One thousand companies and investors have signed the Business Backs Low-Carbon USA statement since November 2016. Companies and investors wishing to add their name to the statement can do so by registering here. For media inquires, please contact: Sara Sciammacco sciammacco@ceres.org or Melanie Gade melanie.gade@wwfus.org.

Dear President Trump, Members of the US Congress, and Global Leaders:

We, the undersigned members in the business and investor community of the United States, re-affirm our deep commitment to addressing climate change through the implementation of the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

We want the US economy to be energy efficient and powered by low-carbon energy. Cost-effective and innovative solutions can help us achieve these objectives. Failure to build a low-carbon economy puts American prosperity at risk. But the right action now will create jobs and boost US competitiveness. We pledge to do our part, in our own operations and beyond, to realize the Paris Agreement’s commitment of a global economy that limits global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

We call on our elected US leaders to strongly support:

  • 1
    Continuation of low-carbon policies to allow the US to meet or exceed our promised national commitment and to increase our nation’s future ambition
  • 2
    Investment in the low carbon economy at home and abroad in order to give financial decision-makers clarity and boost the confidence of investors worldwide
  • 3
    Continued US participation in the Paris Agreement, in order to provide the long-term direction needed to keep global temperature rise below 2°C

Implementing the Paris Agreement will enable and encourage businesses and investors to turn the billions of dollars in existing low-carbon investments into the trillions of dollars the world needs to bring clean energy and prosperity to all.

We support leaders around the world as they seek to implement the Paris Agreement and leverage this historic opportunity to tackle climate change.

  • 18 Rabbits, Inc.
  • 22 Designs
  • 2pp
  • 3P Partners
  • 3rd Rock Data
  • 3Sisters Sustainable Management, LLC
  • 475 High Performance Building Supply
  • 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria
  • Abode Home Furnishings
  • Abt Electronics
  • Abundance Food Co-op
  • Acer America Corporation
  • Active Minds LLC
  • Addenda Capital
  • adidas Group
  • Adobe, Inc.
  • Adopt-A-watt
  • AdventureCORPS, Inc.
  • Aegis Renewable Energy
  • AGF Investments Inc.
  • Agrarian Ales
  • AjO
  • Akamai Technologies, Inc.
  • Aker Wade Power Technologies
  • Allagash Brewing Company
  • Allianz
  • Allumia
  • AlphaFlow, Inc.
  • Alta Ski Area
  • Altiz Orchard
  • Amalgamated Bank
  • Amber Kinetics
  • AMD
  • Ameresco, Inc.
  • American Licorice Co.
  • American Outdoor Products, Inc.
  • Amherst College
  • Amicus GBC, LLC
  • Anchor
  • Ankrom Moisan Architects
  • Annie Card Creative Services
  • Annie’s, Inc.
  • Anthesis Group
  • Anthropocene Institute
  • Applied Sustainability Group
  • Appraccel
  • Appropriate Technology Group, LLC
  • Apricus Inc.
  • Aradia’s Temple
  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Archer Capital Advisors
  • Argyle Brewing Company
  • Arjuna Capital
  • ARTEMIA Communications
  • Artemis Water Strategy
  • ArtforScience
  • As You Sow
  • Aslan Brewing Company LLC
  • Aspen Brewing Company
  • Aspen Skiing Company
  • Assured Medical Billing, Inc
  • Astra Women’s Business Alliance
  • Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
  • Athens Impact Investing
  • Athens Impact LLC: Socially Responsible Financial Services
  • Athens’ Own
  • Auralites Inc.
  • Aurental Consulting
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Aveda
  • Avery and Sun
  • Avery Dennison
  • Axialent USA
  • Azzad Asset Management
  • B2B4ME
  • Baker Office Supply
  • Baldwin Brothers Inc.
  • Bambeco
  • Banán
  • Baroco Corporation
  • Barrett International Technology
  • Basic Solar & Renewables
  • Bath Natural Market
  • Bean Capers Inc.
  • Beanfields PBC
  • Beautycounter
  • Belay Technologies, Inc.
  • BELKIS Consulting, LLC
  • BELT
  • Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
  • Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
  • Bergsund DeLaney Architecture & Planning
  • Bespoken Corporate Communications
  • Big Dipper Wax Works Inc.
  • Big Kid Science
  • Big Path Capital
  • Biodico
  • Biogen, Inc
  • Biohabitats, Inc
  • BioJam Industrial Research & Development Global, Inc.
  • Bioroot Energy, Inc.
  • Biositu, LLC
  • Biosynthetic Technologies
  • Bisbee Food Co-op
  • BKW III, LLC
  • Black Oak Wind Farm
  • Blacklin Associates
  • Blackthorne S&D Consulting
  • Blogs for Brands
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Moon Wellness
  • Blue Mountain Solar Inc.
  • Blue Phoenix Media, Inc.
  • Blue Star Integrative Studio
  • Blue Water GIS
  • Blueprint Public Affairs
  • Boardwalk Capital Management
  • Bonnaire Enterprises LLC
  • Bora Architects
  • Boreal Mountain Resort/Woodward Tahoe/Soda Springs Ski Resort
  • Borst Engineering & Construction LLC
  • Boston Common Asset Management
  • Boston Organics
  • Bowling Green LLC
  • Box Digital Media
  • Box Latch Products
  • BR+A Consulting Engineers
  • Brattleboro Food Co-op
  • Breathe Deep
  • Brendshann Construction Co Inc
  • Brewery Vivant
  • Bright Common Architecture
  • Brighton Honey
  • Brit + Co
  • Broadside Bookshop
  • Brooks Sports
  • Buglet Solar Electric Installation
  • Bumbleride
  • Bump’n Grind
  • Bunk House at ZION Bed & Breakfast
  • Buoy Beer Company
  • Burness
  • Burton Snowboards
  • Burtt & Associates
  • Business Climate Leaders
  • Business Wisdom
  • ByFusion
  • C+C
  • CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative
  • CA Technologies
  • Cali Green Life
  • Califia Farms
  • California Clean Energy Fund
  • California Public Employees’ Retirement System
  • California State Teachers Retirement System
  • Calvert Investments
  • Calypso Communications LLC
  • Cambridge Energy Advisors
  • Camp Encore/Coda
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Cantabrigian Mechanics
  • Canyon Market
  • Cappello’s
  • Captus Group LLC
  • Carbon Lighthouse
  • Care2
  • Carlsbad Feed Store
  • Carolina Biodiesel, LLC
  • Case Medical
  • Catalyst Paper Corporation
  • Catalyze Partners
  • CDI Meters, Inc.
  • CEO Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm
  • Cerego
  • CEVG
  • Chambong Industries
  • Charge Across Town
  • Che Qualita Enterprises, Inc.
  • ChekFaxx Corporation
  • Cheryl Heinrichs Architecture
  • ChicoEco, Inc DBA ChicoBag Company
  • Choices Natural Market
  • Chosen Futures
  • Christopher Reynolds Foundation
  • Church Investment Group
  • City Brewery
  • Clarion Group Live, Inc.
  • Clean Agency
  • Clean Edge, Inc.
  • Clean Energy Collective
  • Clean Energy Investment Management
  • Clean Technology Partners, LLC
  • Clean Yield Asset Management
  • CleanCapital
  • Clear Blue Commercial
  • Clif Bar & Company
  • Climate Clean, Inc.
  • Climate Coach International, LLC
  • Climate First!
  • Climate Ready Solutions
  • Cloudability
  • Coelius Consulting
  • Coerver Analytics, LLC
  • Columbia Green Technologies
  • Columbia Sportswear Company
  • Communitas Financial Planning
  • Community Capital Management, Inc.
  • Compass Natural LLC
  • Compass(x) Strategy
  • Compression Institute
  • Comunicaciones Kokopele
  • Comverge
  • Confluence Sustainability
  • Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes
  • Congregration of St. Joseph
  • Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds
  • CONTEMPL8 T-SHIRTS LLC
  • Content Creation Services
  • Continuum Industries, Inc
  • Convex Technologies Inc.
  • Cool Energy, Inc.
  • Cooper Spur Mountain Resort
  • Copper Mountain Ski Resort
  • Copyrose Marketing & Communications
  • Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Capital Group
  • Cornucopia Community Advocates
  • Corporate Sustainability Advisors, LLC
  • COULSON
  • Craft Brew Alliance
  • Creative Facilitating and Coaching
  • Creekwood Energy Partners
  • Crossbow Strategies
  • Crystal Mountain
  • CTA Architects Engineers
  • Curren Media Group
  • Cyclone Energy Group
  • Dahlman Ranch, Inc.
  • Dana Investment Advisors
  • Dana Lund Landscaping
  • Dannon Company, Inc.
  • Dansko Inc
  • Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise
  • DayQuest Life Cousnseling & Healthy-Mind Services
  • DBL Partners
  • Debra’s Natural Gourmet
  • Decoding Sustainability with Matthew Yamatin
  • Deep Green Inc
  • Deer Valley Resort
  • Dehn Bloom Design
  • Della’s LLC
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Detour
  • DIESEL, A Bookstore
  • Dignity Health
  • Distance Learning Consulting
  • Do Good Investing, LLC
  • Domini Impact Investments LLC
  • Dominican Sisters of Hope
  • Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
  • Dominican Sisters of Peace
  • Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
  • Dominican Sisters of Sparkill
  • DoneGood
  • Donna M. Carr, M.D.
  • Dorothea Leicher NCpsyA
  • Douglas Elliman
  • Drew Maran Construction, Inc.
  • Ducoterra LLC
  • DuPage Psychological Associates
  • DuPont
  • Durango Compost Company
  • DynoForms
  • Eaglecrest Ski Area
  • Earth - Bread + Brewery LLC
  • Earth Essence
  • Earth Friendly Products (ECOS)
  • EarthKind Energy
  • Earthprints
  • Earthshade Natural Window Fashions
  • Ebates
  • eBay
  • Ecco Bella
  • Echo Credits
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eco Latch Systems, LLC
  • Eco-Products
  • Ecodeo
  • Ecogate
  • EcoPlum
  • ecoShuttle
  • Ecosystems Group, Inc
  • EcoTienda La Chiwinha
  • Ecotone Services, Inc
  • Edgewood Garden LLC
  • Eighty2degrees LLC
  • EILEEN FISHER
  • EKI Energy Services Limited
  • Eleek, Inc.
  • Elephants Delicatessen
  • Ellenzweig
  • Elloian Law
  • Emerge Interactive
  • Emerger Strategies
  • Emmy’s Organics, Inc.
  • Empowerment Solar LLC
  • Endosys
  • Energy Optimizers, USA
  • EnergyWorks
  • Entercom Communications Corp.
  • Environment & Enterprise Strategies
  • EOS Climate
  • Epic Capital Wealth Management
  • Equal Exchange Inc
  • Equinox Consultancy LLC
  • Erin Austin Law
  • Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Espresso Parts LLC
  • Essex Timber Co. LLC
  • ETG book cafe
  • Ethical Bean Coffee
  • Ethical Markets Media Certified B Corp.
  • Etho Capital
  • ETM Solar Works
  • Eva Realty, LLC
  • Evari GIS Consulting
  • Everence & the Praxis Mutual Funds
  • Evolution Marketing
  • Exact Solar
  • Fairhaven Runners, Inc.
  • Faller Real Estate
  • Farmers Union, Inc
  • Feel Good Salsa LLC
  • Felician Sisters of North America Inc., Leadership Team
  • Fetzer Vineyards
  • Fiberactive Organics
  • Filtrine Mfg. Co.
  • First Affirmative Financial Network
  • Flink Energy Consulting
  • FOG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Fort George Brewery and Public House
  • Four Twenty Seven
  • Framework LLC
  • Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY
  • Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
  • Fred Thomas Resort
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Friends Fiduciary Corporation
  • Future Energy Enterprises, LLC
  • Future Made
  • Gaia Herbs
  • Gale River Motel, LLC
  • Gap Inc.
  • Gara Landscapes, LLC
  • Garmentory Inc.
  • Gauthereau Group
  • GCI General Contractors
  • Geek Werks
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Gerding Edlen Development
  • Gerry Fortin Rare Coins
  • Ginkgo Leaf Consulting
  • Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
  • Global Energy Inc.
  • Global Organics
  • Globetrans EC
  • GloryBee
  • GO Box
  • Going Beyond Sustainability
  • Good Company
  • Good Energy Guild
  • Good Neighbor Health Clinic
  • Goodmeetsworld
  • GPM Global
  • Grady Britton
  • Granite Horizon, LLC
  • Granlibakken Management Company
  • Great Green Content
  • Green Alliance
  • Green Canyon Apothecary
  • Green Century Capital Management
  • Green Concierge Travel
  • Green Faith
  • Green Hammer
  • Green Heron Tools, LLC
  • Green Ideals
  • Green Knight Environmental Inc.
  • Green Media Ventures
  • Green Pod LLC
  • Green Retirement
  • Green Star
  • Greenability
  • Greenbank Associates
  • GreenBeams, LLC
  • GREENPLAN Inc.
  • Greentown Labs
  • Greenvest/FWG
  • Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Hammerschlag & Co. LLC
  • Hanging Rock Animal Hospital, Inc.
  • Hannon Armstrong
  • Happy Family Brands
  • HarborWest Design
  • Harmony Acupuncture, LLC
  • Harvest Power LLC
  • Hasty Hickock, LICSW private practice
  • HeartPath Acupuncture, LLC
  • Hello!Lucky
  • Hemp Ace International LLC
  • Hempy’s American Made Fine Hemp Goods
  • Henry and Marty Restaurant
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Hey and Associates, Inc.
  • High Plains Architects, PC
  • Hilary’s
  • Hilton
  • Historic Properties LLC
  • HJKessler Associates
  • HKS
  • Holiday Valley Resort
  • Hollender Sustainable Brands, LLC
  • Home Green Home
  • Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
  • House Kombucha
  • HP Inc.
  • Humanity, Inc
  • Hummingbird Wholesale
  • HydroCycle Engineering
  • HydroQuest
  • iBark
  • ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility)
  • Ideal Energy Inc
  • IDEAS For Us
  • IKEA North America Services, LLC
  • Impact Bioenergy, Inc.
  • Impact Infrastructure, Inc.
  • Impact Investors
  • Impax Asset Management
  • Independence Solar
  • Independent Natural Food Retailers
  • Indigo Natural Marketing and Sales
  • Indosole
  • Indow
  • Infer Energy
  • Information Technology Industry Council
  • Innovative Power Systems
  • Inntopia
  • Inovateus Solar
  • INTEGRAL GROUP
  • Integrated Choices, LLC
  • Intel Corporation
  • IntelliparkUS, Inc.
  • Intentional Paradigms
  • Interdependent Web LLC
  • Interface
  • Interfaith Power and Light
  • Intersection
  • Intex Solutions, Inc.
  • iPlay
  • ISOS Group
  • iSpring
  • Itty Bitty Inn
  • J. Ottman Consulting
  • J&B Importers, Inc.
  • Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • Jacoby Architects
  • Janji
  • Jantz Management LLC
  • Jazzie Beans LLC
  • Jefferson Veterinary Center
  • JF Pontzer, LLC
  • JGE Global LLC
  • Jilbert Winery
  • Jimbo's…Naturally!
  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, LLC
  • JJ McNeil Commercial
  • JLens Investor Network
  • JLL
  • JMJ Construction Group
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Joule Energy
  • JoyWorks Comnuciations
  • JSA Financial Group
  • JTN Energy
  • Jupiter Aluminum
  • Just Business
  • Just in Time Direction
  • Justice Commission of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Aberdeen, SD
  • K2 Sports
  • Karen Beall, Inc.
  • Kayak Media
  • Keene Advisors
  • Keinomari Consulting
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kelly Services
  • KERBspace
  • Kimberton Whole Foods
  • King Arthur Flour
  • Kirksey Architecture
  • KL Felicitas Foundation
  • Klean Kanteen
  • Kleynimals
  • KLW Consulting Inc
  • Kostis Kosmos Inc.
  • Krull & Company
  • Kuity Corp.
  • KW Botanicals Inc.
  • L’Oreal USA
  • Lamey-Wellehan
  • Lancaster General Health
  • Law Office of Nancy D. Israel
  • Lawrence R. Jensen & Assoociates
  • Lazarus Financial Planning, LLC
  • Le Pain Quotidien
  • Leadership Team Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, OH
  • Leadershp Momentum
  • LEEDerGroup.com
  • Leisure Wheels Quadracycles
  • Lemartec Corporation
  • Leslie Lawton Connected Communications
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Lex Machina
  • LifeSource Natural Foods
  • LifeWise Community
  • Liftopia, Inc.
  • LightWave Solar
  • Lin Industries, Inc.
  • Linear City Concepts
  • LiveNeighborly
  • Livingston Energy Innovations
  • LM Holder III FAIA
  • Locksley, Inc.
  • Long Wind Farm
  • Longhorn Solar
  • Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area
  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
  • Lotus Foods, Inc.
  • Louis Berger
  • Lumenomics, Inc.
  • Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss
  • Lutsen Mountains Corporation
  • Lyft
  • Lynne Rudie Graphic Design
  • M.A. Mortenson Company
  • M&E Engineers
  • Macomb Food Cooperative
  • Macroclimate®
  • Magnetic Threads
  • Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain
  • Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce
  • ManpowerGroup
  • marianne leone llc
  • Mars Incorporated
  • Martha’s
  • Martin 4 Investments, LLC
  • Martin Rehearsal Studios
  • Maryknoll Sisters
  • Mazzetti + GBA
  • Melina/Hyland design group
  • Mennonite Education Agency
  • Mercatus, Inc.
  • Mercer Road Farm
  • Merck Family Fund
  • Mercury Press International
  • Mercy Health
  • Mercy Investment Services
  • Meridian Ecosystems, Inc.
  • Metropolitan Group
  • Metrus Energy
  • Michael W. Grainey Consulting LLC
  • Microgrid Systems Laboratory
  • Midwest Capuchin Franciscans
  • Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
  • Mightybytes
  • migration.mobi
  • MilkCrate
  • MILLC
  • Millennium Microgrid
  • Miller/Howard Investments
  • MindEase Billing
  • Minerva Consulting
  • Mirova
  • Mission Cheese
  • MissionCTRL Communications (m²c)
  • Mithun
  • Mobile Data Labs
  • Modavanti
  • Monadnock Food Co-op
  • Mondelēz International
  • Monsanto Company
  • Montanus Energy
  • Moore Capital Management
  • MooreBetterFood
  • Mount Bohemia
  • Mountain Gear, Inc.
  • Mountain High Resort
  • Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods
  • Mountain Rider’s Alliance, LLC
  • Mountain Rose Herbs
  • mphph design
  • MPI Solar
  • Mrs. Green’s World
  • Mt. Bachelor, LLC
  • Mt. Hood Meadows
  • Mulago Foundation
  • mvWiFi, LLC
  • MyFlightbook
  • Namasté Solar
  • Nancy Deren Financial Counciling
  • National Co+op Grocers
  • National Foundry
  • National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Assn
  • National Ski Areas Association
  • National Small Business Network
  • Native American Natural Foods
  • Natixis Asset Management
  • Natural Habitat Adventures
  • Natural Habitats
  • Natural Investments
  • Natural Logic
  • NEI Investments
  • Neighborhood Sun
  • Neil Kelly
  • Nettleton Strategies
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • New Century Productions, Inc.
  • New Horizon Financial Strategies
  • New Summit Investments
  • New York City Comptroller’s Office
  • New York State Common Retirement Fund
  • Nia Global Solutions
  • Nightshade Fine Gardening
  • NIKE
  • Nomadix
  • North Highland Worldwide Consulting
  • North Ridge Investment Management
  • North Sound Energy Remodel, LLC
  • North Star Coaching
  • NorthFork Financial, LLC
  • NorthStar Asset Management, Inc.
  • Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
  • NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Numi Organic Tea
  • nurx
  • Nutiva
  • Oasis Montana Inc.
  • Octagon Builders
  • Office of the General Treasurer of Rhode Island
  • OgreOgress productions
  • OhmConnect
  • OLAVIE
  • Old Bust Head Brewing Company
  • OM Properties, LLc
  • Omnidian, Inc.
  • On Belay Business Advisors Inc
  • Optoro
  • Oregon State Treasurer
  • Organic India USA
  • Organic Valley
  • Organically Grown Company
  • Orion Renewable Energy Group
  • Orly Zeewy Brand Architect
  • Oroeco
  • Our Earth Music, Inc.
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • Outdoor Project
  • Outerknown
  • Outpost Natural Foods Co-op
  • Owens Business & Cnsltg., Llc.
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Page
  • Paladino and Company
  • PaleoBOSS Lady
  • Papertide Publishing
  • Parenting Journey
  • Parnassus Investments
  • Patagonia
  • Pax World Funds
  • Payette
  • Pearson
  • PeopleSense Consulting
  • Pepper Sisters, Inc.
  • Perkins+Will
  • Personal Beast Inc.
  • Peter L Villa Fine Art
  • Pick My Solar
  • Pilotwear & Diecast Airplane
  • Pitchfork Communications
  • Planet Cents
  • PlanGreen
  • PLC Repair
  • Plum Organics
  • Portfolio Advisory Board, Adrian Dominican Sisters
  • Portland Consulting Group
  • Prairie Ventures, LLC
  • Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
  • Preserve
  • Priests of the Sacred Heart
  • Principled Investing LLC
  • Priority Veterinary Management Consultants
  • Prisere LLC
  • Product World USA
  • Professional Building Consultant Group
  • Projector.is, Inc.
  • PromptWorks, LLC
  • Proterra, Inc.
  • PTI Global Solutions
  • Pulp Pantry
  • Pure Strategies, Inc.
  • Queridomundo Creative
  • Quest
  • Quri
  • RADAR, Inc.
  • Re-Nuble, Inc.
  • ReachScale
  • REBBL, Inc.
  • Rebel Writer
  • Recreational Equipment, Inc.
  • Region VI Coalition for Responsible Investment and Sisters of the Humilityof Mary
  • ReGrained, Inc
  • ReGreen Inc.
  • RenewWest
  • Replenishing the Earth
  • RetroFuture Remodeling
  • Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management, LLC
  • Reynolds Foundation
  • Rio Grande Renewables, LLC
  • Riverina Natural Oils
  • Rivermoor Energy
  • RL Investments
  • Roanoke Mountain Adventures, LLC
  • Robert Bates Company
  • Rockford Brewing Company
  • Room & Board INC
  • Roots Realty
  • Royal DSM
  • RPM Bank
  • Ruffwear
  • Rune’s Furniture and Carpet
  • Russian River Vineyards
  • Rutherford + Chekene
  • S CAP Consultancy
  • s2 Sustainability Consultants
  • Safari Energy
  • Salesforce.com
  • Sarah Mae Brown Consulting LLC
  • Saris Cycling Group
  • Sasaki Associates
  • Saunders Hotel Group
  • Savenia
  • Savii Group
  • Scentsational Scrubs
  • Schneider Electric
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame Cooperative Investment Fund
  • School Sisters of St. Francis
  • SCIEFrameworks, LLC
  • Scoville Public Relations
  • Scrivo Communications
  • SEA Builders LLC
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • Seamans Capital Management
  • Seattle City Light
  • Sefte Living
  • Seismic Brewing Company
  • SEIU Staff Fund
  • Sequent Management, Inc.
  • Servants of Mary
  • Seventh Generation
  • Seventh Generation CRI
  • Severn Consulting
  • SFMG
  • SharePower Responsible Investing, Inc.
  • SheerWind
  • Sheng Ai International,LLC
  • Shift Advantage
  • Sidel Global Environmental
  • Sidel Systems USA Inc.
  • Siegel & Strain Architects
  • Sierra Club Foundation
  • Sierra Energy
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Sierra Real Estate
  • Sigma Capital
  • Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • Simply Perfect Beauty
  • Sisters of Bon Secours USA
  • Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
  • Sisters of Charity of New York
  • Sisters of Charity, BVM
  • Sisters of Saint Francis, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell
  • Sisters of St. Dominic, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston
  • Sisters of the Humility of Mary
  • Sisters of the Precious Blood
  • Sisters of the Presentation of the BVM
  • Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary WAP
  • Skanska USA Inc.
  • Skibutlers
  • Smarter Shift Inc.
  • SMMA
  • Snake River Brewing Co.
  • SNOCRU LLC
  • Snow Angel Capital
  • Snow King Mountain Resort
  • Snowbird Resort
  • Sol Coast Consulting & Design, LLC
  • SOL Economics
  • Sol Systems
  • SolAire Homebuilders
  • Solar Concierge
  • Solar Design Associates
  • SolarCity
  • Solberg MFG
  • Solitude Mountain Resort
  • Sonen Capital
  • soulhousesllc
  • South Salem Cycleworks
  • SouthStar Capital LLC
  • Spector & Associates
  • SPEEDILICIOUS LLC
  • Sphere-E
  • Spirit Filled Press
  • Spruce Finance
  • Square Organics
  • Squash Trucking
  • Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, LLC
  • St. Louis Ceremonies
  • Staach Inc
  • Staples, Inc
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Startworks Ventures, LLC
  • Starvation Alley Farms
  • State of Maryland Treasurer’s Office
  • Sterner Insurance
  • Steve Harvey Law LLC
  • Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
  • Stitch
  • STOKE Certified
  • StoneWork Capital
  • Stonyfield
  • Strategic Carbon LLC
  • Strategic Imperatives Inc.
  • Strong Brewing Co.
  • Strugatz Ventures Inc.
  • StudentVox
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters
  • Sugarbush Resort
  • Sundance Mountain Resort
  • SunEx Solar
  • Sungevity
  • Sunreps
  • Sunsprout Farms
  • SustainAbility
  • Sustainability and Impact Investing Group, Rockefeller Asset Management
  • Sustainability Roundtable Inc.
  • Sustainability Solutions LLC
  • Sustainable Action Consulting PBC
  • Sustainable Business Consulting
  • Sustainable Capital
  • Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
  • Sustainable Enterprises Media
  • Sustainable Food Trade Association
  • Sustainable Goods Corp
  • Sustainable Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Sustainable Insight Capital Management
  • Sustainable Island Products
  • Sustainable Manufacturing Consulting
  • Sustainable North Bay
  • SustainableBusiness.com
  • Sustainably Sexy
  • Sustrana
  • SVT Group
  • Swift Foundation
  • Sylvatex Inc
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Synapse International
  • T2 Energy
  • Tahoe Mountain Sports
  • Tall Oak Productions LLC
  • Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
  • TAXA Outdoors
  • Teak Media + Communication
  • Tech Networks of Bostoon
  • Techlaw
  • Technical Assurance
  • Terra Alpha Investments LLC
  • Terra Genesis International
  • Terramor Organic Home
  • Terrapin Bright Green
  • TerraShares
  • Tesla
  • Tetra Pak
  • Tevlin Strategic Communication
  • Thanksgiving Coffee Company
  • The Alchemist Brewery
  • The Ansar Law Firm
  • The Brainerd Foundation
  • The Carpe Diem Voice
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • The Glass Man Professional Window Washing Company, Inc.
  • The Green Engineer, Inc.
  • The Green Suits, LLC
  • The Hartford
  • The Hivery
  • The Juice Box
  • The Lion Company, Inc.
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • The North Face
  • The Pension Boards - United Church of Christ, Inc.
  • The Pretenders
  • The Refill Shoppe, Inc.
  • The Ruskin Group
  • The Simply Co.
  • The Spotted Door
  • The Stella Group, Ltd.
  • The Sustainability Group at Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge
  • The Tofurky Company
  • The Wei
  • Thinkshift Communications
  • thinkstep, Inc.
  • Third Partners
  • This Is Folly, LLC
  • Thornton Tomasetti
  • Three Corners Capital
  • Thriving Solar
  • Throwback Brewery
  • Tiburon Ventures, LLC
  • Tierra Vista
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Timberland
  • Time Crunch Health & Fitness
  • Toad&Co
  • TopHatch
  • Traditional Medicinals
  • TransPower
  • TransUNImission, Inc
  • Trap Door Brewing
  • Travelcations
  • TRC
  • Treehouse Investments
  • TreeZero
  • Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
  • Trillium Asset Management LLC
  • Trinity Health
  • Triple Ethos
  • TripZero
  • Triskele Collaborative
  • Truce LLC
  • Truck Trike
  • Truth Box, Inc.
  • Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
  • Tuckerman & Co.
  • Turner Real Estate
  • Two Guys Trading Co.
  • Tzunum, Inc.
  • UltraCell Insulation
  • Unilever
  • Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
  • United Church Funds
  • United Natural Foods Inc.
  • Urban Fabrick, Inc.
  • Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk, U.S. Province
  • US Composting Council
  • US Green Building Council
  • Vail Resorts
  • Vans
  • Velasquez Family Coffee
  • Verde Brand Communications
  • Veris Wealth Partners
  • Veritas Technologies
  • Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Vermont Smoke & Cure
  • Vert Asset Management
  • VF Corporation
  • Vibes
  • Vigilent
  • Vilicus Farms
  • Villa and Slack, LLC
  • Village Capital
  • Vincent P. Calvano, LLC
  • Vinyasun
  • Violich Farms
  • Virgin
  • Virginia Mason Health System
  • Visceral LLC
  • Vision Realty & Management
  • VISIONS Service Adventures
  • Visual Stream Productions, Inc.
  • VMware
  • Vulcan Inc.
  • W.A. O’Leary Co.
  • Walden Asset Management
  • Walden International
  • Wall Law, LLC
  • Watermen Investments
  • webShine, LLC
  • Welch Village Ski Area, Inc
  • Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP
  • WeNeedaVacation.com, LLC
  • Wespath Benefits and Investments
  • Wetherby Asset Management
  • Whale’s Tale
  • Whitney Inc.
  • Whole Earth Center
  • Wild Joe*s Coffee Spot
  • Wiltse Kitchen
  • Win Before Trial
  • Windham Mountain Resort
  • WindSoHy
  • Winkler Development Corporation
  • Wisp Resort
  • Woodsong Property Renovation Partners. LLC
  • Workday, Inc.
  • WorkTurbo
  • World Centric
  • Worthen Industries
  • WR Consulting, Inc.
  • Wynkoop Properties, LLC
  • Xylem Inc.
  • Yodsampa Consulting
  • York Machine Works
  • YouCaring
  • Zaurie Zimmerman Associates, Inc.
  • Zenful Bites
  • Zero Waste Solutions
  • Zevin Asset Management
  • ZipPower

Signatories in bold >$100 million in annual revenues or >$5 billion in assets under management.

Leading Executives are Calling for a Low Carbon USA

“It is vital that the business community demonstrates its ongoing commitment to tackling climate change,” said Barry Parkin, Chief Sustainability and Health and Wellbeing Officer at Mars Incorporated. “This is an important moment in global political and economic history, and we absolutely must come together to solve the immense challenges facing the planet. Climate change, water scarcity and deforestation are serious threats to our business and society.”

“Autodesk believes our biggest opportunity to improve our shared future is by supporting the architects, engineers, and designers who use our software to mitigate and adapt to climate change,” said Lynelle Cameron, senior director, corporate philanthropy & sustainability at Autodesk. “We also have the responsibility to reduce our direct impact on the planet, and as such, we power our facilities with 100% renewable energy. All this said, climate change cannot be solved by one country, one company, one sector, or one discipline. It is a systemic challenge that will require creativity, imagination, and innovation across the private sector, government sector, and the public at large. We’re pleased to join more than 630 companies and investors that have signed on to the most recent Business Backs Low Carbon USA calling for an energy efficient economy, powered by clean, renewable energy.”

“Thousands of employees and millions of sellers rely on eBay for their livelihoods, and that’s a responsibility we take very seriously,” said Lori Duvall, director of global impact at eBay Inc. “Part of this responsibility includes effectively responding to global climate change, both by wisely managing the carbon impacts of our business and by taking advantage of our unique opportunity to use our platform to enable a more inclusive and sustainable form of commerce, and advocating for policies to make the low carbon economy a reality.”

“Clean energy is not a partisan issue,” said Nat Kreamer, CEO of Spruce. “It creates well-paid, local jobs, drives our economy, and supports our national security. Today, solar is the largest source of new power generation in the U.S. and costs less than traditional fossil fuels in many parts of the country. That’s just one of the many reasons U.S. businesses, homeowners and communities support solar and the clean energy economy.”

“A low-carbon future benefits everyone in America and is something we should all support,” said Blake Jackson, associate at TK&A. “From a business perspective, ‘emissions = waste’, and from a quality perspective, ‘waste = dollars’. Companies and organizations who actively reduce their emissions are not only getting smarter about how they spend and use their resources, but they are also saving more, improving their products and bottom line, and are generating marketable storytelling, which fuels further patterns of environmental stewardship and positive outcomes. Whether a country or a company, we should actively lead by taking command of how we utilize resources and capital to do good to ourselves and others.”

“At Throwback Brewery, we are proof that running a low carbon business is also good for business,” said Nicole Carrier, president of Throwback Brewery. “We are the largest solar powered brewery in New Hampshire. We’ll see an ROI from our solar array in less than 3 years, with five year savings of almost 52k dollars and a 20 year savings of over 225k dollars! That’s a significant amount of cash we can use to fund other projects and to invest in our people.”

“America is a great country, known for our innovations in healthcare, technology, and more,” said Peter Krull, founder of Krull & Company. “We have the power and the knowledge to innovate when it comes to energy efficiency and climate change. Why should we sit on the sidelines while others implement solutions for their low-carbon economies? We can strengthen this great nation with energy efficiency and transitioning the economy to focus on jobs and innovation in that sector. Not only is it good business sense, it's the ethical thing to do.”

“It’s imperative that businesses take an active role in meeting the goals set out by the Paris Climate Agreement,” said Anna Walker, Senior Director of Global Policy and Advocacy at Levi Strauss & Co. “It will be critical that we work together to ensure the U.S. maintains its climate leadership, ultimately ensuring our nation’s long-term economic prosperity.”

“With tens of billions of dollars of U.S. renewable energy investment in the works this year alone, and far more globally, the question for American political leadership is whether they want to harness this momentum and potential for economic growth," said Jonas Kron, senior vice president at Trillium Asset Management. “It is critically important to realize this is an opportunity that state policymakers can take advantage of, too, not just national leaders.”

“All parts of society have a role to play in tackling climate change, but policy and business leadership is crucial,” said Lars Petersson, president of IKEA USA. “The Paris Agreement was a bold step towards a cleaner, brighter future, and must be protected. IKEA will continue to work together with other businesses and policymakers to build a low-carbon economy, because we know that together, we can build a better future.”

“Unilever remains committed to addressing climate change and implementing business practices that support a low carbon economy,” said Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America. “We continue to support and drive the Paris Agreement and Unilever’s global goal to be carbon positive by 2030.”

“California has ambitious, clearly defined climate goals and is committed to acting as a global leader on this important issue,” said Melissa Lavinson, vice president of federal affairs and policy and chief sustainability officer at PG&E Corporation. “We support the state’s vision for a clean energy future and agree that we need to take action today to meet the challenge.”

“As a nation, the United States should set an example. We need low carbon policies, and we need to invest in a low carbon economy here and around the world,” said Erin Meezan, chief sustainability officer of Interface. “This means electing leaders who prioritize and support climate action, but it also means driving more momentum for these initiatives in the private sector. It's an incredibly unique time in history and the Paris Agreement has been a call to action.”

“At Sealed Air, we are proud to reaffirm our commitment to this objective and to underline the important role that businesses have in combating climate change,” said Sealed Air CEO Jerome Peribere. “In addition, we are again dedicating our support of energy efficient operations and a focus on lower carbon emissions as a signatory of the Business Backs a Low Carbon USA statement. We’re proving our commitment daily as seen in our aggressive sustainability goals, our operations, and in our innovative solutions that prevent waste across supply chains.”

“Avery Dennison is an enterprise founded on the basis of being a force for good,” said Roland Simon, vice president of global procurement materials group and corporate sustainability at Avery Dennison. “Our steadfast commitment to doing what's right to continually reduce industry impacts on the environment is why we support Low Carbon USA.”

“HP reaffirms its support for the Paris Climate Agreement and the global efforts to address climate change,” said Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer at HP Inc. “We believe that working with like-minded businesses and governments, we can all reinvent how we do business and transition to a new low-carbon economy.”

“Paris has given climate change a legitimate place in all decision-making especially investment decision-making,” said Geeta Aiyer, president & founder of Boston Common Asset Management. “It's no longer the questionable ‘other’ pursuit; it’s part of a national and international pursuit. All countries are responsible for their own decarbonization plans and active parties to this agreement. Because of this, one set of uncertainties is removed, enabling investment planning and action for the long-term by investors, corporations, public entities, communities, and individuals.”

“As a leader of regenerative agriculture and sustainable practices in the wine industry for nearly fifty years, Fetzer Vineyards is well aware of the climate benefits and long-term business benefits associated with a commitment to clean energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction,” said Josh Prigge, director of regenerative development at Fetzer Vineyards. “The Low Carbon USA pledge represents an exciting and essential up swell of private sector voices supporting essential practices that will allow our nation and the world to thrive into the 21st Century and beyond. We are proud and humbled to be a part of this growing movement, and are committed to staying the course on our emission reduction activities.”

“Hannon Armstrong is committed to investing in the future of energy through its efficiency, wind and solar projects, thereby contributing to the transition to a low-carbon economy,” said Jeff Eckel, president & CEO of Hannon Armstrong. “Not only do these investments in sustainable infrastructure help to mitigate climate change, they create jobs. The transition to clean energy is one of the great job producing opportunities of our time.”

“There are nearly 30 million business in the United States. If each one were to prioritize lessening their environmental impact, we could make significant progress in our path toward a low-carbon future,” said Jackie Herskovitz Russell, president of Teak Media + Communication. “Businesses have two choices when it comes to the environment: either be part of the problem or the solution. Teak wants to be part of the solution.”

“It is essential that businesses, governments and individuals direct their endeavors toward combatting climate change,” said Robert Schmidt, president of Joule Energy. “These efforts must begin with upholding the Paris Climate Agreement. At Joule Energy, we believe a vibrant, low-carbon economy is possible. We're doing our part, one energy solution at a time.”

“We are proud supporters of a Low-Carbon USA because as the largest, most broadly based healthcare company in the world, we understand that healthy people need a healthy planet,” said Paulette Frank, VP Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability, at Johnson & Johnson. “ We have and will continue to do our part to reduce our carbon emissions and increase our use of renewable energy until we reach our ultimate aspiration of 100% renewable electricity.”

“Creating jobs, and establishing the United States as an innovative world leader in creating a clean energy economy is a no brainer for the Trump administration,” said Aspen Skiing Company CEO Mike Kaplan. “If we stick to the Paris Agreement and the Clean Power Plan, we’re well on our way to growing the manufacturing sector and protecting jobs in the $650 billion outdoor industry.”

"California's ongoing success in growing its economy while pioneering environmentally-responsible policies clearly demonstrates that low-carbon industry and sustained economic growth go hand-in-hand,” said Krystof Litomisky, CEO of Ecogate, Inc. “At Ecogate, we are excited about being a part of this future as the US continues to lead the world in innovation and economic strength.”

“As industry leaders we are in a position to create change by speaking up about what matters to us, from clean energy to plastic pollution,” said Shelly Gottschamer, chief sustainability officer at Outerknown. “By coming together, the business community is the catalyst that will keep us under the 2 degree Celsius tipping point determined by the Paris Accord. We are all together, and we have to act now to create this change regardless of today’s politics.”

“I am the CEO of an engineering company that designs healthcare facilities around the world,” said Walt Vernon, CEO of Mazzetti. “Here in the US, we are now facing design challenges like warmer temperatures than historic, requiring more air conditioning and more energy. We are facing issues of flood in coastal areas that did not experience them before. We are starting to think about the effects of weather disasters in ways we never did. And, in our international work, we are seeing even more clearly the impacts of climate change on lives of people.”

“It's a simple truth that green policies are good for our economy,” said Zach Tucker, founder of Goodmeetsworld. Swift action is needed in the coming years to not only protect our environment, but to protect the future of our economy as well.”

“Clean technology is a major engine of job growth in the United States, and is key to overcoming the challenge of climate change, said Dave Hudson, CEO of Vigilent. “Vigilent strongly supports continued U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement as the best means to address the climate challenge with global cooperation.”

“The Paris Agreement was a vital step forward, but its power is in our collective action,” said Lara Birkes, chief sustainability officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Business and government leaders must urgently work together to drive a thriving, low-carbon economy.”  

“It is vital that the business community demonstrates its ongoing commitment to tackling climate change,” said Barry Parkin, Chief Sustainability and Health and Wellbeing Officer at Mars Incorporated. “This is an important moment in global political and economic history, and we absolutely must come together to solve the immense challenges facing the planet. Climate change, water scarcity and deforestation are serious threats to society. It is imperative that global businesses, like Mars, do their part to face down those threats.”

“Elections change our leadership but they don’t change reality,” said Matthew Hamilton, Sustainability Director at Aspen Skiing Company. “Thirty more frost free days are thirty fewer days we can make snow increasing the pressure on our business. The Paris agreement is critical to our business and the 6.1 million employees of the outdoor recreation industry.”

“Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is committed to creating a low-carbon economy and creating healthy environments for our associates, members and communities,” said Kyle Cahill, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. “We strongly support continued U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement to help address climate change, one of our biggest public health threats today.”

“Delivering on the Paris Agreement is an opportunity and responsibility for all,” said Feike Sijbesma, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board, Royal DSM. “Now is the time to future proof our economies by investing in, among other, low-carbon infrastructure. Together we can create new jobs and build our infrastructure while securing clean air and sustainable energy. This is key for people today and generations to come.” 

“Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management, LLC reaffirms our support of the Paris Climate Agreement to ensure we are doing our part to get to a low carbon future,” said Maria Arabatzis, Portfolio Manager and Shareholder Engagement Manager at Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management, LLC.

“Kentucky needs to grow its clean economy more than many other states,” said Zaurie Zimmerman, CEO of The Lion Company in Louisville, Kentucky. “As CEO of the Lion Company, Inc., a 60 year old family business, I am hopeful that President-elect Trump is pragmatic enough to see the job-growing potential of the clean energy transition.  Affirming the US commitment to the Paris Agreement is a crucial strategy in keeping the US, and eventually Kentucky, truly competitive in the global economy.”  

“Sugarbush is fully committed to doing our part to reduce our carbon foot print and address climate change,” said Win Smith, President of Sugarbush Resort. “In recent years, we have converted our entire snowmaking system to using energy efficient guns, installed LED and florescent lighting on the majority of our resort, implemented composting in all of our kitchens and in some cafeterias, partnered in the development of six solar farms with a combined estimated annual generation rate of 5,340 megawatts of electricity, introduced reusable plates and cutlery in key dining facilities, and encouraged the use of reusable tumblers for our employees’ hydration. We have also made significant progress on a long-term plan to improve our local streams and brooks in partnership with local organizations. Climate change is real, and we are doing our part to combat it.”

“Long-term stable financial returns are dependent upon a stable and resilient climate,” said Adam Kanzer, Managing Director, Domini Social Investments LLC. “The goal established by the Paris agreement to limit average temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, with a target of 1.5 degrees, is not simply a good idea, it is an imperative. Today, we recommit ourselves to that goal and urge our government to do the same.”

Companies Across the Nation are Calling for a Low-Carbon USA

About this effort

This statement was coordinated by American Sustainable Business Council, C2ES, Ceres, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, The B Team, The Climate Group, We Mean Business, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Business Backs Low-Carbon USA kicked off in December 2015 with a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal urging US and international leaders to adopt an ambitious climate agreement in Paris.

Companies also joined together in April 2016 to welcome the signing of the Paris Agreement and to call for a just transition to a clean energy economy.

If your organization would like more information on how to participate, please contact Tim Letts at tim.letts@wwfus.org or Katina Tsongas at tsongas@ceres.org.

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