Vulcan Inc. Joins BICEP Coalition
Seattle-based Vulcan, Inc., a diverse company with real estate, media, sports, aircraft, research, investment and philanthropic portfolios, has joined the BICEP coalition of 33 companies, representing a broad spectrum of business sectors to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.
“Our global climate is rapidly warming due to unprecedented carbon emissions and environmental degradation. Now more than ever, we need the private sector to lead in advocating for cleaner energy,” said Barbara Bennett, president and chief operating officer, Vulcan Inc. “BICEP’s goals for innovative climate policies are aligned with our vision here at Vulcan. Business working together can be a powerful force for designing and realizing a sustainable future.”
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