Patagonia’s billionaire founder to give away the millions his company saved from Trump’s tax cuts to save the planetND

Angel Au-Yeung, Forbes, Thursday November 29 2018

Patagonia has announced it has an extra $10 million in profits due to to President Trump’s tax cuts last year, which lowered corporate tax in the US to 21% from 35%. Instead of investing the additional dollars back into its business, Patagonia said it would give $10 million to grassroot groups fighting climate change, including organizations that work in regenerative organic agriculture to help reverse global warming. “Our government continues to ignore the seriousness and causes of the climate crisis,” Patagonia founder Yvon Chouniard said in a statement. “It’s pure evil.” This isn’t the first time the company has taken a stand against President Trump’s policies, and it hasn’t hurt their business. “Any time that we do something good for the environment, we make more money,” Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario told students at UC Berkeley in April 2017.

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Asia-Pacific Emissions Trading ForumI

Provides information, analysis and debate concerning emissions trading policy and market developments
Category: CSR - Environment

Asia-Pacific PartnershipI

Partners Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United States to promote sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The Partnership will focus on expanding investment and trade in cleaner energy technologies, goods and services in key market sectors.
Category: CSR - Environment

Business Environment CouncilI

The Business Environment Council (BEC) is an independent, non-profit organisation based in Hong Kong. The website provides resources about environmental initiatives in China.
Category: CSR - Environment

China Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)I

Providing a platform for exchange and cooperation among Chinese and foreign enterprises. Specialised in environmental health safety, CSR and climate change.
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Climate Change Corp.comI

An independent news website (published by Ethical Corporation) which looks at how companies around the world affect climate change and the environment.
Category: CSR - Environment

e5 European Business Council for Sustainable EnergyI

e5 advocates the potential of sustainable energy in the European Union (EU) through its focus on five basic principles: energy, economy, efficiency, environment and employment.
Category: CSR - Environment

Ecosustainable HubI

Provides links to information about sustainable projects regarding architecture, eco-design, project development, ethical finance, management and marketing.
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No toxic dump: a triumph for grassroots democracy and environmental justiceL

Strangio, Paul (Pluto Press Australia Limited, Annadale, N.S.W., 2001)
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The Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)I

US-based network of investors and public interest groups working with companies and shareholders to address environmental sustainability in capital markets.
Category: CSR - Environment

World Resources Institute (WRI)I

An environmental think tank researching practical solutions for environmental sustainability.
Category: CSR - Environment

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