Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the keynote speech at the sustainability nonprofit Ceres' 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City on Monday night, where Apple received an award for its sustainability initiatives. Cook used the opportunity to expound the company's outlook on climate change, reports CNBC.
"It is our most successful, innovative and agile companies that have a responsibility to lead on climate and sustainability because they have the greatest capacity to act in a transformative way," Cook said in the speech. "If you are an executive who has not developed an innovation strategy to address your impact on the climate, then you are failing in your duties as a leader.”
He called on fellow business leaders to adopt measures to combat climate change. Ceres is a nonprofit that promotes sustainable energy.