Tim Cook joins council of elite CEOs fighting climate change


Tim Cook takes home $125 million for Apple’s best year since 2009
Tim Cook takes home $125 million for Apple’s best year since 2009
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Apple CEO Tim Cook joined the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization this week as part of Apple’s continued fight against global warning and environmental issues.

The council is basically like an Avengers-style group (or Justice League if DC is your preferred flavor) consisting of CEOs and chairmen from the top companies in China and the West, that are hellbent on saving the planet from overpopulation, deforestation, and finite energy resources.

“Apple is committed to running our global operations on 100 percent renewable energy and we’re working hard to reduce emissions throughout our global supply chain,” Tim Cook said in prepared statement from the Paulson Institute. “We look forward to participating in the CEO Council’s effort to advance China’s green transformation and hope to do our part in helping China reach its climate goals.”

The council’s second annual meeting is scheduled for October 22nd in Beijing. The agenda will include discussions on scaling clean technologies in face of the Chinese government’s lower carbon emissions targets. The CEO Council says its mission is to ” mobilize business to promote sustainable urbanization through innovative corporate environmental and social practices, effective government policies and direct actions by companies and governments.”

Other notable figures on the 17-person council include GM CEO Mary Barra, InBev CEO Carlos Brito, Honeywell CEO David M. Cote, Dow Chemical CEO Andrew N. Liveris, Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon, and IBM chairman Virginia M. Rometty.


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