Alibaba’s president says the company is working on how consumers can track their carbon footprint

Alibaba Group President J. Michael Evans called that the company is working on a way for consumers to track their carbon footprint. He made the remarks during a panel at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Evans said, “We are developing through technology a way for consumers to measure their own carbon footprint.” He explained that this would include data on where and how people travel, as well as what they eat and consume on the platform.

“So, custom carbon footprint tracker. Stay tuned, we don’t have it up and running yet. But we’re working on that,” he noted.

Evans said: “We are also building an enterprise SaaS application so that any business, large or small, can track their carbon footprint. So this is not something that companies would normally develop themselves because it is too expensive.”

Evans said that the company’s efforts are not geared towards profit but are working towards achieving its ESG goals.

He also spoke about encouraging people to travel via the most efficient route and mode of transport. When people “choose to use those referrals, we give them bonus points to redeem,” he said.

The businesspeople’s comments came during a panel titled “Strategic Outlook: Responsible Consumption.”

“What new business models, policies and incentives are needed to drive responsible and inclusive consumption for a healthier planet and people?” the description says.

Speaking during another panel, US Presidential Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry continued to spread climate alarmism, claiming that “there is not a country on the planet that is not… feeling the effects of the climate crisis.” Kerry claimed the “crisis” was “man-made”.

“I am absolutely convinced that we will achieve a low-carbon, zero-carbon economy on this planet. I can’t tell you I’m confident we’ll get there in time,” he said.

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