GUESS, a global lifestyle fashion brand, moves forward with its sustainability commitment to be part of the climate solution, as detailed in its industry-leading sustainability report published earlier this year. GUESS joins over 600 businesses around the world in signing an open letter to G20 leaders, urging them to fulfill their obligations outlined in The Paris Agreement. The letter, organized by the We Mean Business Coalition and addressed to leaders attending COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, identifies key requests to keep the planet habitable and world economies flourishing for generations to come. Specifically, the letter calls for policies that will slow the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius, cut global emissions by 50% by 2030, and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
GUESS is also announcing its support of the United Nations 16th Conference of Youth, a group of over 150 young leaders from around the world, traveling to Glasgow (in person and virtually) to ensure the collective youth voice on climate negotiations is heard. By providing supplemental funds for five youth delegates of diverse backgrounds across the United States, GUESS is proud to take a small role in supporting the young people determined to be a part of the climate solution for their generation and those that follow.
“The time to act is now, we still have time to transform business for good. At GUESS, we are committed to being part of the solution to climate change. We are making courageous choices and finding creative solutions. We also must support this inspiring younger generation in leading us to a brighter future. Everyone must do their part to ensure we keep this beautiful world as we know it, or better yet, as we dream of it!” says Carlos Alberini, Chief Executive Officer, GUESS?, Inc.
“I’m so honored to have the opportunity to represent the United States as a Country Coordinator and delegate for COY16. Youth know that we need to push for bolder goals and more strategic plans to design inclusive climate solutions that will provide our generation, and those that follow, a clean and healthy planet. We know that in order to achieve our ambitious goals, we need collaboration from NGO’s, the public sector, and the private sector to make these goals a reality. We’re grateful for GUESS’s support to elevate youth voices in the fight against climate change,” says Monica Dwight, USA Country Coordinator, COY16 Delegate.