Minnesota’s leadership on renewable energy and climate action is unparalleled in the Midwest. Policymakers passed a 25% Renewable Energy Standard in 2007 with bipartisan support. Under Governor Dayton’s leadership, the state has already effectively met that goal seven years early. In 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law a 1.5% by 2020 Solar Energy Standard, with a goal of reaching 10% by 2030.
Each week, more than 200 million customers visit one of Walmart’s 11,695 stores across 28 countries. And even more go online to shop Walmart’s e-commerce websites in 11 countries. As the largest retailer in the world, Walmart has a large environmental footprint, but much of its carbon footprint does not come from inside its store walls.
French cosmetics and skincare giant L’Oréal, a leader in corporate social responsibility for decades, has taken an assertive leadership role in promoting sustainability. The world’s largest and most lucrative beauty company—with a market cap valued at $99 billion—has set ambitious goals for 2020: to reduce its environmental footprint by 60 percent, including sourcing 100 percent of its raw materials from renewable sources.
Google's journey began in a dorm room at Stanford University. Over the years, it has grown into an economic powerhouse by executing on a simple but profound concept: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Beyond Google search, which catapulted the company to the world stage, Google also offers hundreds of products used by billions of people around the globe, from YouTube and Android to the Pixel phone and Gmail. Google works to improve the way people connect with information.