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Climate Change

We catalyze private-sector action on climate change by helping companies reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, enhance their adaptive capacity, and build societal resilience.

Overview


How We Work

We work to catalyze private-sector action on climate change in two ways: by helping companies reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and by empowering business to enhance its adaptive capacity and broader societal resilience in the face of inevitable climate impacts.

Our approach includes translating the best available climate knowledge for the private sector, shaping policy environments conducive to business leadership, working with companies directly to understand climate risk and build climate change strategies for resilience across the value chain, and facilitating collaborative initiatives that allow companies to work together with other stakeholders in pursuit of climate ambition.

Capabilities

  • Deep expertise on climate change, spanning science, economics, policy, and best practice in the private sector
  • Diverse issue expertise with substantial knowledge of how climate intersects with energy, agriculture, transport, finance, and information and communications technology
  • Cross-disciplinary team spanning the legal, economic, social, and ecological implications of climate change
  • Ability to create holistic climate change strategies for business, including approaches to setting science-based emissions reductions, understanding climate risk, and building climate resilience across the value chain
  • Understanding of business opportunities resulting from the new global regulatory environment on climate change
  • Identification and facilitation of partnerships
  • Leadership of collaborative programs that address climate change from a number of perspectives

Business Benefits

  • Avoiding substantial climate risks across the value chain, including, but not limited to, material risks to operations and reputational risks stemming from inaction on climate change
  • Increasing operational efficiency
  • Strengthening relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Developing a platform for shaping regulatory and policy environments on climate change 

More Information

Complete Overview (PDF)

Meet the Team

for Climate Change

San Francisco


Marshall Chase

Marshall Chase

Associate Director

San Francisco


New York


Hong Kong


San Francisco


San Francisco


New York


Paris


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology

San Francisco


San Francisco


Copenhagen


San Francisco


David Wei

David Wei

Director, Climate

New York


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Contact the Climate Change team with any questions.

Our Insights

on Climate Change

The State of Sustainable Business in 2017: Results from the Ninth Annual BSR/GlobeScan Survey

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The State of Sustainable Business in 2017: Results from the Ninth Annual BSR/GlobeScan Survey

The results of this year's BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey remind us of the need for business to redefine the sustainability agenda and lead in today's dynamic environment.

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Business Steps Up Leadership on Climate Action as U.S. Administration Withdraws

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Business Steps Up Leadership on Climate Action as U.S. Administration Withdraws

While consensus on climate action has long been elusive, companies from diverse sectors of the economy have stepped up and pledged to protect the standards of the Paris Agreement.

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BSR Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

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BSR Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

BSR regrets that the United States has announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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Despite U.S. Uncertainty on Paris, Business Momentum for Climate Action Remains Strong

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Despite U.S. Uncertainty on Paris, Business Momentum for Climate Action Remains Strong

BSR urges the United States to remain in the Paris Agreement on climate change, and we are confident that the business community will continue to lead on climate action.

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Climate Change Illustrative Client List

  • BNY Mellon
  • Carbon Disclosure Project
  • The Climate & Clean Air Coalition
  • ClimateWorks Foundation
  • European Climate Foundation
  • General Mills
  • IKEA Foundation
  • IKEA Supply AG
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Kering
  • Maersk Line
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NIKE, Inc.
  • Oak Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • We Mean Business

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