Target: Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple
Goal: Praise major company for their environmental initiatives and dedication to corporate responsibility
At Apple’s annual shareholder meeting, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook emphasized that his company is working to address environmental concerns head on. Cook explained that Apple investors should support his environmental sustainability initiatives or simply find another stock to invest in.
The MacObserver’s Bryan Chaffin said that this was the only time that he’d seen Tim Cook so riled up and angry about something. This is huge step in the right direction towards changing how prominent businesses see their role in society and the environment.
This renewed sense of corporate responsibility came to light after an Apple shareholder and conservative think tank probed for more information about “certain trade associations and business organizations promoting the amorphous concept of environmental sustainability.” Some Apple investors claim that climate change is not a man-made phenomenon, even though a wide body of scientific evidence suggests otherwise.
However, Apple’s CEO has made it clear that he wants investors who care about more than just receiving a return on their investments. Sign the below petition to commend Tim Cook for recognizing his company’s responsibility to reduce carbon emissions. Running a sustainable business is about more than just turning a profit; it’s about creating a better environment for future generations of consumers.
Dear Mr. Cook ,
Thank you for taking a stand for the environment in Apple’s recent annual shareholder’s meeting. You have a clear vision about what type of investors you want involved with your company, and those investors are the ones that care about climate change and reducing carbon emissions.
Since Apple is one of the largest companies in the world and one of the world’s most valuable brands, what you stand for is very important to investors and the general public. By valuing environmental considerations, rather than only returns on investment, you serve as a respectable example of how a sustainable corporation should operate.
I am urging you to collaborate with experienced technicians to evaluate the environmental impact of your products and reduce harmful emissions and waste wherever possible. As Warren Buffett has said, “You don’t get the investors you want; you get the investors you deserve based on your actions.” It is my hope that your recent actions send an influential message to the other national and international corporations that are still putting the environment on the back burner.
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