WE NEED CLIMATE LEADERSHIP NOW
The escalating climate crisis requires business action like never before. Accelerate your journey to climate leadership with our step-by-step guide.
Leading businesses respond to the climate crisis with Ambition. The deliver on that ambition with Action. They speak up to secure wider change through Advocacy. And they drive progress by demonstrating Accountability.
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Climate ambition is a commitment to shape the future.
It represents a positive vision including business outcomes, better jobs and greater environmental protection. Ambition guides strategy, motivates employees, informs investors and customers.
Set targets aligned with science to establish a clear, accountable pathway to hold temperature rise to 1.5°C.
Aim to reach net-zero emissions by 2040.
After setting out bold ambition, business needs to deliver on it.
This is a process of innovation and change that, done right, can unlock business transformation and opportunities. It can deliver new competitive advantages that will grow as the economy decarbonizes.
Work with action collaboratives to guide and galvanize delivery on climate targets at pace and scale.
Net zero: SOS 1.5, Transform to Net Zero | Built environment: Net zero carbon buildings, WBCSD Decarbonisation workstream, City Business Climate Alliance | Transport: EV100, ReMobility | Power: RE100, EP100 | Heavy industry: Mission Possible Partnership
Inform your investors by implementing the TCFD recommendations and increasing your resilience to climate risks.
To accelerate the transition, governments need to deliver clear, consistent and bold policy frameworks.
For this to happen, corporate climate leaders must step into the arena of public discussion and political debate, and – together with like-minded allies – clearly and confidently make the case for policy ambition.
Make your voice heard by advocating for science-based and system-wide climate policies and calling out policies that run contrary to scientific consensus on climate.
Map links to trade associations, determine the degree to which their positions on climate change align with holding temperature rises to 1.5°C, and take action if they are misaligned.
Companies must build trust and demonstrate progress to key stakeholders.
This means clearly and consistently reporting and disclosing climate-related information. This process can help uncover risks and opportunities, to better inform strategy and drive further progress.