Taking action on climate change represents one of this century’s most significant business opportunities. 1196 companies globally now recognize the transition to a zero-carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all. Get in touch with our team by filling in the form below, or read about the coalition’s commitments.
Delivering emissions reductions at scale
Forward-looking businesses are harnessing climate action as a driver of innovation, competitiveness, risk management and growth, while delivering the emissions reductions needed to avoid dangerous climate change. These emissions reduction targets are aligned with what scientists agree is necessary to keep global warming to well below 2°C.
Creating a zero-carbon energy system
The energy system powers economic growth. By committing to source 100% renewable power and double energy productivity, companies are helping catalyze further, faster transition to a zero-carbon energy system, whilst securing greater energy security, cost savings and growth.
Re-imagining cities and transport
Urban areas are home to half the world’s population. They generate 80% of global economic output and 70% of energy-related emissions. Corporate commitment to increasing the pace of electric vehicle uptake and growing the market for the world’s most sustainable fuels are vital to reducing urban emissions.
Harnessing land and eliminating deforestation
Making progress on mitigation in the food and agriculture sector is crucial to meeting the Paris Agreement, as it represents 25% of all greenhouse gas emissions and is the sector most vulnerable to climate change. While deforestation and forest degradation account for 10-15% of the world’s GHG emissions and risk US$906 billion in annual corporate turnover.
Cutting industry’s carbon footprint
Companies with large-scale industrial operations are a vital part of the global effort to curb climate change. Strategic climate commitments help to future-proof industrial businesses, delivering enhanced risk management and competitiveness whilst significantly reducing emissions.
Building climate-competent companies
Robust internal capacity on climate issues is essential for companies to harness climate action as a driver of innovation, competitiveness, risk management and growth. Businesses can ensure they are prepared by committing to develop consistent, accountable, and transparent internal practices around climate change management.
Managing the impact of climate change
Climate change is already disrupting food, water and energy supplies in some parts of the world. By committing to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate, companies can secure their operations and supply chains, and the livelihoods that depend on them.