Tackling climate change is good for business …

… says General Motors who has just become the first car company in the US to sign the Climate Declaration. From their press release,

“We want to be a change agent in the auto industry,” said Mike Robinson, GM vice president of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs. “As our world faces issues like congestion and climate change, we are at the forefront in transforming the way we move, from building more efficient vehicles to partnering with car-sharing startup Relay Rides.”

The declaration was launched a month ago and so far 40 companies have signed up, including IKEA, Timberland, Intel, Unilever, Adidas and Loreal. They, along with dozens of other companies, think tackling climate change is an opportunity, rather than a threat.