Climate change is arguably the biggest problem facing global society right now. It’s a well-documented fact that climate change will dramatically alter our environment, but it can also harm business. By 2030, climate change costs are projected to cost the global economy $700 billion annually, according to the Climate Vulnerability Monitor. On top of that, millions of people and trillions in commercial assets will be at risk in coastal cities.

Forward-thinking CEOs recognize that climate change can affect the growth and resiliency of their companies. Over 500 companies and 100 investors have signed the Low Carbon USA letter to support policies to curb climate change, invest in the low carbon economy, and continue U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement. Google has pledged to operate on 100% renewable energy in 2017. Smithfield Farms will reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2025, and Walmart has committed to removing a gigaton of emissions from its global supply chain by 2030. ClearWorld’s solar LED technology eliminates the carbon footprint of a traditional utility light pole and is compliant with International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) regulations.

These small actions have seen accolades from customers and fellow executives alike. Walmart board member Rob Walton, puts it this way: “We set [our climate goals] because we wanted to help address climate change and improve lives, while also strengthening our company and reducing expenses,” he said. “We thought it would be a win-win: good for society, and good for Walmart.  Eleven years later, that’s exactly what we’ve seen.”

Through practical design and sustainable, cost-effective solutions, ClearWorld remains committed to providing the highest quality product to a rapidly growing marketplace. We’re highly involved with climate change preventative measures and continue to bring our expertise and resources to the renewable energy field.