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Why Business Supports the Paris Accord: Sustainable Growth, Exponential Opportunity

Posted by Bret Bass on Jun 8, 2017 2:42:27 PM

President Donald Trump announced last Thursday that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris accord, a landmark 2015 global agreement to combat the devastating effects of climate change. Mr. Trump has generally viewed green energy as a constraint that curbs economic expansion, although employment figures, growth projections and financial data paint a different portrait. Regardless of one’s ideological or political stance toward ecological issues, the regulations and compacts that govern environmental oversight absolutely affect jobs. Yet, coal and oil are not likely to spark the employment bonanza of tomorrow. Our future wealth and our next generation’s opportunities will spring from exponential technologies -- many of which concentrate on digital ecosystems, health care, renewable power sources, and developing a sustainable world that benefits all inhabitants. Even if you think conservation is just the rallying cry of tree-hugging hippies, there’s a powerful economic case to be made for going green. Preserving the planet’s future plays an instrumental role in the future of business and talent acquisition.

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Tags: business development, economy, exponential organizations, renewable energy

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