In January of this year Anthesis joined the “Business Backs Low-Carbon USA” initiative, a coalition of over 1000 companies and investors supporting the United States’ transition to a low-carbon economy. The initiative is founded on the belief that investing in clean energy creates jobs and boosts the United States’ economic competitiveness.
Following the Trump Administration’s June 1st announcement that it intends to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Anthesis have signed an open letter that is being coordinated by CERES and WWF. This letter will signal to the international community that, despite the lack of commitment from the White House, US businesses, investors, universities, cities and States stand ready to do the hard work necessary to tackle climate change.
As a business, our core belief is that if left unchecked climate change will have major effects on communities, our environment and global economies. This in turn will impact our business and our client’s businesses. But our interest goes beyond this to a higher interest in protecting what we have and in creating a future that allows societies, the environment and the economic models within which we operate, to exist in balance.
While government leadership is essential in creating widespread climate action, where that leadership falters, we stand together with the many US businesses, investors, public officials and higher education leaders who will double down on their efforts to work with each other and with their international partners to collectively pursue ambitious climate goals.
You can read the full letter and list of signatories at wearestillin.com
The article originally appeared on the Anthesis website.