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Corporate Views on Climate Change

Worldwide there is increased attention to issues associated with climate change. While
policy makers at various levels grapple with the broad policy issues associated with
mitigating climate change, a portion of consumers and businesses are taking action.
Some businesses are making commitments to various green practices and some
consumers are comparing businesses based on these practices. Focus on Energy, the
statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy initiative in Wisconsin, wanted to
understand the views and actions of Wisconsin businesses with respect to climate change.
This is a report on a new survey of the perspectives of one key group: Wisconsin’s
corporate leadership. The six-page survey was mailed to 5,000 senior executives of
businesses throughout Wisconsin and was completed and returned in spring 2008 by 340
of them, the vast majority presidents and chief executive officers.

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