BY HARNESSING THE POWER OF BUSINESS ACTION AND POLICY AMBITION, WE’RE DRIVING PROGRESS ACROSS KEY SYSTEMS AND THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE.
We Mean Business Coalition is proof that the private sector is shifting and real momentum is growing for faster, bolder action on climate. Unprecedented collaboration across industries, collective courage from leading companies, an unbending commitment to evidence-based policy-making, and a shared vision of a global economy that is both green and just. Now the pressure is on for climate action at speed and with scale.- Paul Polman, Business leader, Campaigner, author of 'Net Positive: how courageous companies thrive by giving more than they take'
We work to halve global emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.
Companies with approved science-based targets have collectively reduced emissions by 29% between 2015 and 2020.
The US, EU and Japan have responded to calls from business and civil society to increase climate ambition and as of 2021 have NDCs which are aligned with the Paris Agreement.
We work to help achieve a net-zero energy system and phase out global energy-related CO2 emissions by the middle of the decade.
380+ TWh/yr: RE100 member companies are already driving enough renewable electricity demand to power a medium sized country.
61 members now report sourcing 100% of their electricity renewably (representing 46 TWh of electricity consumption).
50+ electric utilities have committed to set or have already had approved a science-based emission reduction target, including Europe’s Iberdrola, NRG Energy in the U.S. and The Tata Power Company in India.
We work to decarbonize mobility for people and goods and contribute to 100% zero-emission vehicle sales by 2030 for light passenger vehicles.
Over 209,000+ EVs are now on the road thanks to EV100 members.
Leading auto makers with science-based targets, including Volvo Car Group, Ford and Mercedes-Benz AG, are electrifying part or all their fleet and are investing to transition their operations.
Over 20,000 charging points have been installed across 3,100 locations.
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The Coalition’s 8 policy asks are cited in the final text of the Paris Agreement.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres cites the Coalition and the business voice as a key determinant in securing a successful Agreement.
In just a year, the number of companies aligning their emissions reduction targets with science, through the Science Based Targets initiative jumps to 150.
Hundreds of US companies sign the ‘We Are Still In’ pledge days after Trump announces his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.
In response to the IPCC special report on 1.5°C, the Coalition calls for an increase in corporate ambition to align with the 1.5°C pathway.
The number of businesses joining SBTi rises 39% year-on-year. 17% of Fortune Global 500 companies setting science-based targets.
The Coalition mobilizes 120 UK companies calling for an ambitious NDC.
The open letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May is a key factor in the country’s net-zero 2050 commitment.
The Coalition leads on the Build Back Better narrative in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Over 2,000 businesses globally advocate for governments to build back better with a green recovery.
The Coalition mobilizes more than 170 CEOs calling the EU to raise its NDC ambition.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen references the business-backed letter in her State of the Union speech.
Over 1,000 companies are taking action through SBTi, as the Coalition marks its 5th anniversary.
Over 400 businesses sign the Coalition-organised letter calling for an ambitious US NDC.
The US government increases its 2030 emission reduction target to 50-52% below 2005 levels.
The Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign totals 700 companies.
These companies commit to set emissions reduction targets in line with the 1.5°C trajectory.