03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

18 Top Brit Companies Pledge To Help Curb Carbon Emissions

Britain's largest companies are pledging to offer greener products and invest in research and technology as part of a wider push to reduce carbon emissions.

In an unprecedented joint effort, 18 of Britain's top companies, including carmakers, airlines, retailers and banks, are publishing a report on Monday in which they promise to develop new products and services that allow customers to cut their carbon emissions.

The initiative is also intended to send a message to companies around the world to move climate change higher on their agendas.

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