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The goal of We Mean Business Coalition is clear, consistent and science-based: to halve emissions by 2030 and transition to a net zero economy by 2050.

To deliver this goal, the Coalition deploys a range of strategic approaches to catalyze business and policy action. We play a vital role within our ecosystem in convening partners, incubating ideas, co-designing projects and aligning efforts for maximum impact.    

Through our grants programme, we mobilize philanthropic funding to invest in portfolios of initiatives that have the potential to realize a net zero economy at speed and scale.   

Please be aware that we review grant submissions by invitation only.



In Spring 2022, the We Mean Business Coalition board adopted a new strategy, ‘All in for 2030’, that will direct the work of the Coalition for the remainder of this crucial decade for climate action.

This strategic direction and the principles of impact, innovation and collaboration guide our grants programme. We are proud to support the following projects:

The Coalition is seeking funding partners who understand the scale and time-limited nature of the challenge we face. By directing investment through our collaboration platform, funding partners can enable a whole community of climate pioneers to deliver systems-level action.


We Mean Business Coalition’s track record in delivering transformational impact in the corporate climate community is well-established. The Coalition has facilitated and supported major initiatives that are driving impact, collaboration and innovation towards a net zero future, including:

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
SME Climate Hub

As a direct result of these initiatives, the number of companies globally setting a science-based target to cut their emissions has grown from a few companies – when the Coalition was founded in 2014 – to more than 10,000 by the end of 2022.

Demand-side initiatives backed by the Coalition – including the case studies below – have helped create and shape markets for sustainable products and industries around the world.


Case Studies

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An independent Grants Advisory Committee provides oversight for grant-making decisions.


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