140+ Business Leaders Voice Support for President`s Commitment


140+ Business Leaders Voice Support for President`s Commitment
MEDIA CONTACTS: Patrick Mitchell, 703-276-3266, [email protected]; or Jeff
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E2: 140+ Business Leaders Voice Support for
President’s Commitment to Reduce Emissions
WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015) – President Obama today formally submitted a commitment to
the U.N. that the U.S. will reduce greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent below 2005 levels
by 2025.
In a letter released today, more than 140 members of the national nonpartisan business group
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) signaled strong support for the president’s announcement.
Following is a statement from E2 chair and co-founder Nicole Lederer:
“This is more than a commitment to address climate change – it’s also a plan to create good
“The world’s most innovative businesses are located right here in America, and they are rising
to a market opportunity. They’re the ones who will ultimately turn this commitment into
bottom-line results.”
The letter’s signatories represent diverse regions of the country. They work in industries
including clean energy, agriculture, finance and real estate.
For more on how emission-reduction commitments and other market signals expand our
economy and spur job creation, please see E2’s new quarterly clean energy jobs report or visit
the E2 website www.cleanenergyworksforus.org.
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors and others who
promote smart environmental policies that drive economic growth. Our members, active in nearly every state in the
country, have built or financed more than 1,700 companies, created more than 570,000 jobs, and manage more
than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital. For more information, see www.e2.org.