To collaborate with committed energy, utilities, and related companies to support a worker- and community-centered transition to a net-zero economy.
Our Strategy for Impact
Energy for a Just Transition is a business-led collaboration that brings companies and stakeholders together to help the energy and related industries to better plan for and implement a just, fair, and inclusive transition from a carbon-intensive economy to a net-zero GHG economy by 2050. The three-year collaboration provides a forum for discussion, knowledge sharing and action.
This collaboration takes a holistic approach to achieving positive impacts across the energy value chain, by focusing on:
- Operations—by helping companies to produce and implement concrete, time-bound, enterprise plans that promote a just, fair, and inclusive workforce transition, and guidance for engaging in social dialogue with their workers, workers’ representatives, and labor unions.
- Community and society—by promoting an approach that engages crucial stakeholders, such as local communities, government policymakers, industry peers, and civil society organizations, and works toward mutually beneficial outcomes and a society that thrives as it navigates the energy transition.
- Value chain—by providing guidance on how companies can foster collaboration with suppliers and their workforce to enable a just transition throughout the value chain and to ensure human rights are respected.
Impacts: SDG 7, 8, 10, 13
How We Work
Energy for a Just Transition is a collaborative initiative facilitated by BSR, in partnership with The B Team.
Our work is based on three foundational principles:
We take a people-centered and human rights-based approach.
We foster social dialogue with workers, and community and stakeholder engagement.
We strive to be future-oriented and focused on opportunities for positive impact.
Participating companies determine the initiative’s priorities, which currently focuses on addressing multiple aspects of just transition planning and exploring key just transition topics such as: green and decent job creation; “just” energy project development; transitioning communities and access to energy; just transition in the energy supply chain; human rights; and stakeholder identification, mapping, and engagement.
We encourage and assist companies to apply the approaches developed, and we support continuous company engagement to guide design and action.
Who We Work With
BSR’s Energy for a Just Transition collaboration explored the modern slavery risks associated with the energy transition and identified ways to address these risks.
Depth of Experience and Knowledge
Participation is open to energy, utilities, and related companies involved in the production, distribution, and/or sale of energy that are 1) publicly committed to achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 at the latest, supported internally by climate transition plans and short-term decarbonization targets to align with the Paris Agreement and 2) committed to the process and outcome of a just, fair, and equitable transition by ensuring they commit to: respecting all human rights; conducting social dialogue with their workers, worker representatives, and unions; and meaningful engagement with stakeholders, including vulnerable and marginalized groups.