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Corporate Climate Commitments + UW

Over the past year, the corporate sector has become a bright spot in the fight against climate change, setting increasingly ambitious goals. The movement couldn’t come too soon as a January 2020 report from McKinsey reveals the physical and socioeconomic effects of climate change on individuals and communities.

Companies from a variety of industries across the world, including local leaders such as Microsoft, Costco and Starbucks, have stepped forward with an unprecedented level of commitment to voluntarily mitigate their own contributions to climate change and to make investments helping communities adapt to climate impacts.

On June 9, EarthLab Distinguished Fellow Josh Henretig presented his findings on the scope and impact of corporate climate commitments, what companies are committing to actually do, and what these commitments may mean for applied research and other collaboration at the University of Washington.