A challenge on corporate responsibility: Apple ditches US Chamber of Commerce, who will follow suit?
Corporate giant, Apple, withdrew its membership from the US Chamber of Commerce recently because they are in disagreement with the group’s stance on environment-related issues. In question is the chamber’s use of funds to oppose climate change legislation particularly on regulating greenhouse gases.
Most progressive businesses know emissions cuts are inevitable and are gearing up to help lead the global economy to a prosperous, low-carbon future. Although many member companies within the Chamber of Commerce already expressed their support for legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the significant amount of money they contribute annually is being used to lobby for the exact opposite.
It’s high time to change the chamber’s policies on the environment, and who else is in better position to initiate these changes but the members themselves. Read the full article here
By Maria Belgado