During 2019’s Climate Week, companies, foundations and others have made dozens of announcements of commitments, partnerships, new research and more to address the climate crisis.
As GreenBiz published last week, the commitments this year are much bigger — think trillions — than those announced during previous Climate Weeks.
For example, during the U.N. General Assembly, 130 banks from 49 countries — with more than $47 trillion in assets — launched The Principles for Responsible Banking. Backed by the United Nations, the effort from one-third of the global banking sector, commits the banks to "strategically align their business with the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals" in addition to "massively scale up their contribution to the achievement of both."