Meet Five Tech Companies Racing To Lead On Climate Action

Google, Shopify, and others are acting on pressure from society, shareholders, and their own employees to step up on climate change.

Why It Matters

Millions are marching around the world to demand action from leaders on climate change. Notably, employees from technology companies are striking. Now, these companies are racing to lead the way by making ambitious sustainability pledges, which could drive transformative change.

“How dare you!”

The burning words of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist, spoke directly to world leaders last week, condemning their inaction for leaving her and children around the world with the burden of climate change.

Companies, and tech companies in particular, are also feeling pressure to act on climate change. Technology companies have been under increased scrutiny in the last few years, as a combination of regulatory concerns around competition and privacy, the influence and power of their platforms, as well as their struggles with diversity have made headlines. On climate, it’s no different – people expect these companies, with their ambitious rhetoric about their products, to lead on social and environmental issues too.

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