Japanese retail giant AEON this week became the 131st member of a growing international collective of corporates pledging to move to 100% renewable energy.

The RE100 campaign – spearheaded by The Climate Group and CDP – also counts the likes of IKEA, Bank of America, eBay, and the BMW Group among the leading brands that have committed to a future powered entirely by green energy.

In AEON’s case it has set a ‘target of sourcing 100% renewable electricity to power its global business operations by 2050’.

This trend of corporations backing sustainable power was also revealed in a January report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).