"Apple, Wal-Mart Stick With Climate Pledges Despite Trump’s Pivot"

"Many of America’s biggest corporations including Apple Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are sticking by their pledges to fight climate change even as President Donald Trump guts his predecessor’s environmental policies.

Companies say their promises, coordinated by the Obama administration, reflect their push to cut energy costs, head off activist pressure and address a risk to their bottom line in the decades to come.

'This work is embedded in our business,' Wal-Mart spokesman Kevin Gardner said in an email. It’s 'good for the business, our shareholders and customers; if ultimately we are able to positively impact the environment in the process, that’s a win too.'"

Christopher Flavelle reports for Bloomberg March 30, 2017.


"Trump Critics on Climate Policy Hope Executives Can Sway Him" (New York Times)

"Exxon Mobil Urged White House To Stick With Paris Climate Agreement" (Huffington Post)

"'Climate Change Is Real': Companies Challenge Trump's Reversal Of Policy" (Guardian)

"Why Some Coal Companies Want Trump To Stay In Paris Climate Deal" (Politico)

Source: Bloomberg, 03/31/2017