The We Mean Business Coalition brings together a group of nonprofit organizations collaborating to accelerate an inclusive transition to a net zero economy. These seven founding partners deliver key initiatives and activities that are central to driving business ambition, action, advocacy and accountability.
BSR™ is an organization of sustainable business experts that works with its global network of the world’s leading companies to build a just and sustainable world. With offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR™ provides insight, advice, and collaborative initiatives to help business see a changing world more clearly, create long-term business value, and scale impact.
Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Through our powerful networks and global collaborations of investors, companies and nonprofits, we drive action and inspire equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy to build a just and sustainable future.
CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with more than 590 investors with over $110 trillion in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy. CDP is a founding member of the Science Based Targets initiative, We Mean Business Coalition, The Investor Agenda and the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative.
CLG Europe is an influential and diverse group of European businesses driving leadership on measures to deliver climate neutrality, members include Unilever, Microsoft, Coca-Cola European Partners, Inga Group | IKEA, Salesforce, EDF, DSM, ACCIONA, Iberdrola, Ferrovial, Interface, ROCKWOOL, Signify, Sky, Stora Enso and affiliates include, Eneco, Lloyds Banking Group, Anglian Water, Heathrow, HYBRIT, Thames Water and Tesco. CLG Europe is a founding member of the We Mean Business coalition.
Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all. We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organisations accountable, turning their commitments into action. We share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Amsterdam and Beijing. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business Coalition.
The B Team is a group of 30 business and civil society leaders working to transform corporate policies around climate, workplace equality and governance. Together, these leaders are holding themselves and their peers accountable for a new way of doing business—one that measures success not only by financial performance, but also by the health of people and our planet—for the benefit of generations to come.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. WBCSD works to make its member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.
The Coalition supports and is supported by a network of organizations that share our vision of halving emissions by 2030.
- Asset Owners Disclosure Project
- B Lab
- Biofuture Platform
- Business for Nature
- Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
- Carbon Tracker
- CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development)
- CEM EVI
- Clean Energy Ministerial
- Climate and Clean Air Coalition
- Climate Briefing Services
- Climate Leadership Coalition
- Confederation of Indian Industries
- Diga Communications
- Energy Transitions Commission
- Forum for the Future
- Haga Initiative
- Hoffman Centre
- International Renewable Energy Agency
- Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP)
- Mission 2020
- New Climate Economy
The IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation), a founding partner of the We Mean Business Coalition, works to create a better everyday life for the many people. As the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the Ingka Group of companies, IKEA Foundation focuses on improving the lives of vulnerable children by enabling their families to create sustainable livelihoods, and to fight and cope with climate change.
Amazon Founded in 1994 with the mission to be the Earth’s most customer-centric company, Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. As the co-founder and first signatory of The Climate Pledge – a commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 – Amazon is also committed to building a sustainable business for its customers and the planet. Learn more at sustainability.aboutamazon.com and theclimatepledge.com.
Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 810 cities and 170 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s giving, including his foundation and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world. In 2020, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $1.6 billion.
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) is an independent philanthropic organisation, with offices in Addis Ababa, Beijing, London, Nairobi and New Delhi. Established in 2003, CIFF works with a wide range of partners seeking to transform the lives of children and adolescents in developing countries. Areas of work include maternal and child health, adolescent sexual health, nutrition, education, deworming, tackling child slavery and exploitation, and supporting smart ways to slow down and stop climate change.
About the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, it has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote women’s health and economic well-being, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities and make the philanthropy sector more effective. On the web at www.hewlett.org.
Verizon Communications Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Citizen Verizon is the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement. Citizen Verizon empowers Verizon to deliver on its mission to move the world forward through action by expanding digital access and resources, protecting the climate, and ensuring people have the skills needed for jobs of the future. Through Citizen Verizon, and the key pillars of Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity, the company is committed to providing 10 million youths with digital skills training by 2030, supporting 1 million small businesses with resources to help them thrive in the digital economy by 2030, achieving carbon neutrality in its operations by 2035, and preparing 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030. Learn more at CitizenVerizon.com.