Many of us work for companies that have harmful environmental business practices. It’s easy to feel like there’s nothing we can do, and leaving a job we’ve invested years in can be daunting. What if you could organize a group of like-minded coworkers and reach out to the CEO of your company requesting he or she take some action?
Work with some of your colleagues to edit and send the email draft below. The response may surprise you in a good way.
Subject: Request for Climate Action from [Company Name] Employees
Dear [CEO Name Here],
More and more companies are realizing the importance of taking climate action. We believe that [Company Name] has what it takes to be a leader and take meaningful steps towards climate change before it is too late. We believe that this will not only be good for the planet and society, but also for business.
One idea that we would like to propose is for adopting the four pillars in the business playbook for exponential climate action, which were launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. These four pillars are:
- Reduce own emissions
- Reduce value chain emissions
- Integrate climate in our business strategy
- Influence climate action in society
By adopting these four pillars, [Company Name] can take effective climate action. We encourage you to read more about these pillars and how they can be implemented in this article.
We believe that our company has the power to make a positive impact on the world.
Thank you for your attention and consideration.
[Your Name] and the [Company Name] Team