Tim Cook delivers keynote address at Ceres sustainability gala in New York City

Over the past month, Apple has been touting its environmental and sustainability goals and accomplishments. Apple CEO Tim Cook continued the company’s work this evening, serving as the keynote speaker at the Ceres 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City.

For those unfamiliar, Ceres is a nonprofit organization focused on sustainability. Ceres says that it works with investors and companies to “build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy.”

Apple’s progress towards sustainable energy was highlighted at tonight’s Ceres event. According to those in attendance, Cook used his keynote address as an opportunity to explain why Apple values the environment and renewable energy:

We don’t see climate change as risk, but opportunity. With our supply chain partners, we see a chance to develop new and valuable competencies. And because it is the right thing to do.

Cook also detailed how Apple was able to accomplish its goal of getting to 100 percent renewable energy, and offered advice to others in attendance. The Apple CEO was greeted with applause at the event thanks to his vocal stance on climate change and the effects it has on society.

Last month, Apple won a United Nations award for its use of 100 percent renewable energy as well as other climate change efforts. Furthermore, Apple’s VP of environmental, social, and policy initiatives, Lisa Jackson, explained how Apple is helping transition its suppliers to clean energy.

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