Industrialist Anand Mahindra took to Twitter to praise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. If you think he is praising him for his stance on Citizenship Amendment Act, (CAA) 2019, then you are highly mistaken. Satya Nadella had created ripples in the country by voicing his opposition to CAA. Business tycoon Mahindra is in full praise for Nadella because of his company's pledge to combat climate change. Microsoft has said it would become 'carbon negative' by 2030.

"Bravo Satya Nadella When I announced the intention of his companies MahindraRise to be carbon neutral by 2040—10 years ahead of the deadline—I thought we were being bold. You have raised the bar for us all...," Mahindra tweeted.

"We have a responsibility to ensure that our actions and the products we build benefit everyone on the planet – and the planet itself. That’s why today we are making new commitments to address climate change," Satya Nadella tweeted.

"If the last decade has taught us anything, it's that technology built without these principles can do more harm than good," Chief Executive Satya Nadella said at a media event at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, Reuters reported. "We must begin to offset the damaging effects of climate change," he said, adding if global temperatures continue to rise unabated "the results will be devastating."

Amazon.com Inc, the world's largest online retailer, last year pledged to be "net zero carbon" by 2040 and to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans from a startup, after employee activists pushed the retailer to toughen its stance on climate change.

India has committed to cutting its emissions intensity — the amount of greenhouse gases released for each unit of economic growth — by about a third from 2005 levels by 2030, under the Paris Agreement.

-With agency inputs



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