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Business leadership for a climate neutral economy

Erik Hansen, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Workday said:

“Funding from businesses can be catalytic in scaling investment to achieve a just and sustainable 1.5°C future and natural climate solution projects are a critical component of this journey. Importantly, these projects can also support jobs and create economic opportunities for the local communities in addition to the environmental benefits.” 

Tim Christophersen, VP Climate Action, Salesforce said:

“Nature is becoming a priority for companies, including for comprehensive climate action. Restoration is a key pillar of Salesforce’s Nature Positive Strategy, which supports and accelerates the climate commitments we’ve made as a business. Nature and climate are interdependent, and we can’t address one without the other - we welcome that more businesses and governments are making commitments and investments with this in mind.”  

Joe Franses, Vice President, Sustainability, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners said:

“We rely on nature for the water we use, and our ingredients and we understand that the restoration of natural ecosystems is key to the long-term viability of our business, the economy and society. We are committed to protecting and restoring nature by working with the Science Based Targets Network framework to build mitigation, resilience and adaptation into our key operating and sourcing regions. We are taking action through our supplier guidelines which drive the sustainable sourcing of our agricultural ingredients, our water stewardship activities which aim to improve watershed health and by reducing our absolute GHG emissions across our value chain to achieve net zero by 2040.” 

Fleming Voetmann, Vice President, External Relations and Sustainability, VELUX said:

‘’Going beyond our efforts to reduce CO2 from our operations and our value chain (scope 1, 2 and 3), VELUX finances forest protection and restoration projects that capture the equivalent of our historical CO2 emissions (scope 1 and 2) delivered by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Concretely, this means we aim to capture at least 4.5 million tonnes of CO2, through a portfolio of forest projects with high biodiversity value, that will create positive impact for people, nature and climate. All carbon captured will be donated to the host countries’ in contribution to their climate commitments under the Paris Agreement." 

Read From Risk to Resilience: The Business Imperative of Nature Restoration.