Nike has joined eight other corporations outside the sporting goods industry and a U.S. non-profit organization, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), in forming a consortium to urge the world toward a net-zero economy by 2050 and help keep the earth’s overall warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. BSR, a sustainability non-profit with offices in Asia, Europe and North America, is serving as secretariat. The consortium is going to make recommendations on corporate strategy, governance and oversight, transparency and accountability, emissions reductions, finance and other matters, developing roadmaps by 2025 that can be used by all businesses. Andy Campion, the chief operating officer of Nike, will be the company’s point man for the project. The eight other corporations are Microsoft, Starbucks, Unilever, A.P. Moller – Maersk, Danone, Mercedes-Benz, Natura & Co and Wipro. Others are invited to join.