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Big Minnesota Companies Among Paris Pact Supporters

The Eiffel Tower lit up in green to mark the success of the Paris Agreement, Friday Nov. 4, 2016 in Paris. The inscription reads, "Paris Agreement it's done". Photo Credit: MICHEL EULER, ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Eiffel Tower lit up in green to mark the success of the Paris Agreement, Friday Nov. 4, 2016 in Paris. The inscription reads, "Paris Agreement it's done". Photo Credit: MICHEL EULER, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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.@Cargill's CEO David MacLennan among #Minnesota biz #ParisAgreement supporters via @StarTribune http://bit.ly/2rvahtB #ClimateAction
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CAMPAIGN: Cargill | Protecting the Planet

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If President Trump withdraws the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, he will be moving against the wishes of some of Minnesota’s biggest companies.

“We would be incredibly disappointed if the U.S. decides to withdraw from the agreement to which our country had committed,” Cargill CEO David MacLennan said Wednesday in a statement to the Star Tribune. “Signing the accord means being a champion for U.S. economic growth and job creation. Caring about sustainability of the planet is not only the right thing to do for people and the environment, it is also good business.”

Three weeks ago in an ope letter to Trump, MacLennan and 3M CEO Inge Thulin joined 28 other powerful U.S. corporate leaders who said the 195-nation agreement to limit man-made climate change would help American companies become more efficient and competitive.

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Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals | COP21 | Cargill | Climate Action | David MacLennan | Environment | Minnesota | Paris Agreement | Partnership for the Goals | Star Tribune

CAMPAIGN: Cargill | Protecting the Planet

CONTENT: Article