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Bravo Apple: company slams lobby group over climate change by Chuck Baclagon
Latest high profile departure highlights split in Corporate America
Apple makes a stand for climate. Who will join them?

Apple makes a stand for climate. Who will join them?

Apple has stormed out of the biggest lobby group in the United States. At issue is the US Chamber of Commerce’s use of funds to oppose climate change legislation. Apple has done the right thing, and IBM and Microsoft should think different too.

It started as a murmuring of discontent within the Chamber over its lobbying against US climate legislation. It has rapidly gathered pace over the last few weeks.

Nike and Johnson & Johnson publicly stated their opposition to the Chamber’s stance earlier this year. The energy company PG&E left, closely followed by Excelon.

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The campaign that launched 1000 geeks by Chuck Baclagon

Cool IT Challenge - the Greenpeace campaign that lets you place your bets and your pressure on CEOs to show some climate leadership.

If saving our climate was a game of poker and all the various stakeholders – our heads of state, the energy industry, environmentalists, etc – were players, there would be one player at the table who hasn’t yet shown their cards. The hold-out in this particular game is the Information Technology (IT) Industry, a player who is sitting on a lot of chips in a high stakes game, despite holding a winning hand.

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