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Unilever CEO Alan Jope on Tuesday affirmed the consumer products giant’s sustainability agenda, saying it “won’t back down” despite “ant-resilience” and “anti-wake up” backlash.

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The CEO, speaking Tuesday at the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York, called the backlash against resilience and awakening “incredibly dangerous for the world.” He also claimed that the phrase “we have a climate emergency” has become unpopular.

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“The first thing Unilever will do is that we will not back down from this agenda despite these populist allegations,” he said.

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He added that “there are many commitments, but not many plans.” Unilever presented its Action Plan for Climate Change in March 2021, announcing the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions internally to zero by 2030 and across its value chain to zero by 2039.

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The consumer goods giant put its sustainability plan to a shareholder vote, in which it “passed with 99.6% shareholder support,” Jope said. He noted that BlackRock led the support and called the investment firm “one of the best commentators on sustainability and what companies should be doing.”

BlackRock, led by Larry Fink, has become a leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG), investing in and pushing other companies to meet such challenges as part of a commitment to decarbonization, sustainability and social justice.

Fink and Sustainability Energy for All CEO Damilola Ogunbiyi also took part in the panel hosted by former President Bill Clinton.

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During the panel, Jope also called for more consistent reporting on sustainability metrics. He previously voiced support for standardized and mandatory ESG reporting metrics in a September 2020 tweet.

“We consistently report financial performance around the world, but now we are in great danger of reporting fragmentation on non-financial indicators,” he said at the panel, noting separate initiatives from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the global council for sustainable development and others.

“We need to work a little slower to move faster” on agreed ESG reporting metrics, he said.