Former Cabinet minister Justine Greening is calling on UK businesses to back a net zero target, insisting corporate action to cut emissions will boost jobs and help the planet. Ms Greening, who served as Secretary of State for Education under Theresa May, and held the International Development and Transport briefs under David Cameron, launched the One Planet Pledge last week. Speaking to i, she said the Pledge is an opportunity for businesses to make a “public commitment” to get to net zero emissions. To join, companies must promise to reach net zero emissions by a specific date. The initiative already counts Barratt Developments, Direct Line, and National Grid among its signatories.
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