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Tech Companies Sign Pledge to Cut Emissions

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    Tech Companies Sign Pledge to Cut Emissions
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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff speaks during the 2014 DreamForce conference on October 14, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The annual Dreamforce conference runs through October 16. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    The CEO of one of the world's largest online business software companies is urging fellow technology leaders to help fight climate change.

    Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff addressed the Global Climate Action Summit Thursday in San Francisco.

    He says climate change can't be solved by any one person, any scientific community or any business.

    But he announced that Salesforce and 20 technology companies have signed a pact to "decarbonize."

    Companies that do so agree to take steps to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide through supply chains, regulations and customer efforts.

    Salesforce recently opened a 61-story office tower in San Francisco that the company says relies on clean energy to operate.