Lloyd Blankfein

Business leaders bash Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Business leaders bash Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Corporate executives generally shy away from addressing hot-button political issues for fear of alienating customers.

But after President Trump announced Thursday that he will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate change accord, a who’s who of Fortune Magazine cover models took to social media to criticize the decision.

Here are the reactions of some of the nation’s most prominent business leaders:

‘Climate change is an urgent issue’

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft Corp., said in a lengthy statement Thursday that the technology giant...

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