Ahead of the global climate negotiations in Paris this December, some of the world's largest corporations are finally coming together to take a stand on the importance of combatting climate change.
As of Sept. 18, this so-called We Mean Business coalition of organizations working with nearly 200 businesses and over 100 investors committed to promoting sustainable operating practices and facilitating the transition to a low-carbon global economy. The sentiment here is that climate change is not simply an environmental issue; it's also an important economic opportunity for those willing to step up to the challenge.
Members of the group come from a spectrum of professional fields and industries -- technology, food, automotive, fashion and more -- and operate in countries all over the world. The Huffington Post asked 9 of these companies what sustainability means to them and how they're positioning themselves to become leaders in tomorrow's low-carbon economy.
Here's what they told us: