As part of the opening day of Climate Week NYC, an international nonprofit event focused on sustainability in New York City, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage today at 12 PM Eastern to discuss his company's own recent efforts in the area. You can watch a live stream here and below. Cook is the only head of a major tech company to be speaking at the event, a point that Apple would do well to emphasize given its earlier Earth Day advertising campaign cheekily inviting Samsung to "copy" Apple's use of clean energy. Cook will be joined today by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon the CEO of Ikea and other business leaders and journalists (the event is timed with the UN's own climate summit this week).
The move comes a few months after Apple redesigned the environmental impact section of its website and began advertising its commitment to renewable energy, notably solar farms on site at several of its data centers. Under Cook more so than his predecessor, Apple has won praise for its usage of clean fuels, and Cook has even suggested that Apple shareholders who don't agree with the company's sustainability efforts sell their stock.