Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein tweeted for the first time on June 1 — and it was about President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Blankfein wrote: "Today's decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.'s leadership position in the world. #ParisAgreement"
He was not the only executive to criticize the move. Walt Disney Co.'s Robert Iger and Tesla Inc.'s Elon Musk announced they would step down from presidential councils following the U.S.'s withdrawal from the climate pact.
On May 10, several CEOs had urged Trump to stay in the agreement, including Blankfein, Musk, Iger, JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Jamie Dimon, Bank of America Corp.'s Brian Moynihan, Citigroup Inc.'s Michael Corbat, Morgan Stanley's James Gorman, Johnson & Johnson's Alex Gorsky, Unilever PLC's Paul Polman and General Electric Co.'s Jeffrey Immelt. A coalition of Fortune 100 companies signed a separate letter on June 1, asking for a last-minute change of mind.