More than 530 US companies and 100 investors beg President-elect Donald Trump and Congress to stick with low-carbon agenda

Tuesday 10 January 2017 3:03 pm More than 530 US companies and 100 investors beg President-elect Donald Trump and Congress to stick with low-carbon agenda Share Cost-effective and innovative solutions can help us achieve these objectives. Failure to build a low-carbon economy puts American prosperity at risk. But the right action now will create jobs and boost U.S. competitiveness. Francesca Washtell Adidas Group, Kellogg Company, Monsanto, Ben & Jerry’s, eBay, Mondelez International, Virgin, Tiffany & Co and Levi Strauss have also signed up to the pledge, signed under the “Business Backs Low-Carbon USA” banner.Read more: Boris Johnson heads to New York for talks with the Trump teamInvestors who have signed the letter collectively manage more than $2 trillion (£820bn) and include the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the California State Teachers Retirement System and Trillium Asset Management.”We want the US economy to be energy efficient and powered by low-carbon energy,” the statement reads. 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