Editor’s note: Punit Renjen is chief executive officer of Deloitte Global.

In the past few weeks alone, wildfires have broken out around the world, heatwaves have swept American cities, and flash floods have claimed the lives of hundreds throughout both Europe and Asia.

As the impact of climate change worsens, such extreme events are likely to get worse.

Achieving meaningful, measurable progress is a monumental achievement.

For the good of the planet and for future generations, it is essential for global companies and the experts they manage to step up in the battle against climate change and to take urgent action.

Hundreds of companies have now made the initial step to achieving this: they are committing themselves to bringing 100% renewable energy.

Corporations have to use their collective power to push for climate policies that succeed in the goal of meeting the net world warming target by 2050, or earlier.

Watching the world battle off Covid-19 was truly inspiring, but now that communities are starting to recover from the pandemic, they can’t return to the ways they used to be.

Deloitte

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (), commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network with offices in over 150 countries and territories around the world. (wikipedia)

Punit Renjen

Punit Renjen is an Indian-American businessman who has been chief executive officer of the multinational professional services firm Deloitte since June 1, 2015. Previously, (wikipedia)


World Wide Fund for Nature

The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961 that works in the field of wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environme (wikipedia)

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World Heavyweight Championship (WWE)

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BlackRock

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