73% of American teens agree that business innovation will be needed to slow or stop global warming / climate change

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., October 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – A new survey of 1,006 teens conducted for Junior Achievement by research firm ENGINE Insights shows that most teens (73%) agree that business innovation will be needed to slow or stop global warming and climate change. However, only a third (33%) think it is the responsibility of companies to “all of us as individuals” (69%). A slight majority (52%) agree that companies are now acting more environmentally responsible than they have done in the past. The survey of 1,006 young people aged 13 to 17 was conducted by ENGINE Insights from September 21 to 26, 2021.

Most teens (75%) believe that global warming and climate change are happening because of human activity, while far fewer (10%) think they are happening but not because of human activity. human activity. A small percentage (3%) say that global warming and climate change is not happening at all. A large majority of adolescents (65%) agree that they are worried about the impact of global warming and climate change on their future quality of life.

“The results of our survey show that young people today are very concerned about the state of the environment and what the future holds, but they see business innovation playing a potentially positive role,” said declared Jack E. Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement United States. “As part of our efforts to educate students on how businesses can meet the needs of society through social enterprise, we are partnering with CNBC to provide a forum for teens to express their concerns. concerns and better understand how businesses can help address these issues. “

In response to these concerns, Junior Achievement and Invest in yourself: ready. Adjust. To grow., CNBC’s financial wellness and education initiative in partnership with Acorns, will host a “Summit for a More Sustainable Future” on October 14 To 1 p.m. ET.

Hosted by Sharon Epperson, CNBC’s Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, this unique interactive event will give teens across America direct access to some of the nation’s most knowledgeable experts on sustainable growth. Panelists will offer simple and straightforward answers to help attendees understand how business innovation can play a role in promoting economic growth while preserving the environment.

“Climate change is an increasingly important topic around the world and is a priority for many members of the business community,” said Marie duffy, vice president and senior executive producer for talent development at CNBC. “We look forward to joining Junior Achievement again in offering summit attendees a constructive conversation focused on environmental issues and providing information on how we can all do our part to help future generations prosper. “

Panelists include:

  • Carolyn Aronson, founder, CEO and owner of It’s A 10 Haircare and Be A 10 Cosmetics
  • Sarah Bloom Raskin, former Under Secretary of the Treasury, US Department of the Treasury
  • Avi garbow, Defender of the environment, Patagonia
  • Tom soto, Founder and Managing Partner, Diverse Communities Impact Fund
  • Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement United States

Students, parents and teachers interested in attending the virtual summit can find out more and register at www.CNBC.com/Sustainability.

This Youth CARAVAN survey was conducted by ENGINE INSIGHTS with a sample of 1,006 13-17 year olds. This survey was live on September 21-26, 2021.

Respondents to this survey were selected from among those who volunteered to participate in online surveys and polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to multiple sources of error, including, but not limited to, sampling error, coverage error, error associated with -response, the error associated with the wording of the questions and the response options, as well as the weighting and post-survey adjustments. It is representative at the national level with quotas set on the basis of census data. The 1006 completed are all those who qualified and completed based on demographic quota requirements. The MoE is +/- 3.1%.

About Junior Achievement United States® (NOT A WORD)
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to master their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide hands-on, relevant experiences that equip K-12 students with knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work preparation, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches over 2.5 million students per year in 104 markets across United States, with 5.2 million additional students served by operations in 100 other countries around the world. Junior achievement United States is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

About CNBC:
CNBC is the recognized global leader in business news and provides real-time coverage of financial markets and business content consumed by more than 557 million people per month across all platforms. The 15 hours live per day of business programming from the network in North America (weekdays from 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and includes reports from CNBC News offices around the world. CNBC at Night offers a mix of new reality shows, the hit CNBC series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of signature in-house documentaries.

CNBC also delivers content through its extensive portfolio of digital products such as: CNBC.com, which provides real-time financial market news and information to CNBC’s investor audience; CNBC Make It, a digital destination aimed at making you smarter about how you earn, save and spend your money; CNBC PRO, a premium service that provides in-depth access to Wall Street; a CNBC mobile application suite for iOS and Android devices; Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice interfaces; and streaming services including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Samsung Smart TV. To learn more, visit https://www.cnbc.com/digital-products/.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBCUniversal Media Village website at http://www.nbcumv.com/programming/cnbc. For more information on NBCUniversal, please visit http://www.NBCUniversal.com.

SOURCE Junior Achievement United States

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