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Climate Change

We catalyze business action on climate change by helping companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to climate impacts.

Climate Change Overview


How We Work


We catalyze business action on climate change in two ways: by helping companies reduce greenhouse gas emissions to hold global warming well below 2°C (3.6°F) and by building resilience to climate impacts throughout company operations and value chains.

Our approach includes translating the best available climate knowledge for the private sector, shaping policy environments that enable business leadership, developing strategies for companies to reduce emissions and build climate resilience, and facilitating collaborative initiatives that enable systemic change across industries and stakeholder groups.



Business Benefits


  • Recognized sustainability leadership among peers
  • Alignment with inbound climate and energy regulation across jurisdictions
  • Cost savings and reduced variability of operating costs
  • Strengthened relationships with shareholders and suppliers
  • Improved brand equity with consumers
  • Improved talent attraction with millennials
  • Opportunities to shape regulatory environment on climate and energy


Capabilities


  • Cross-disciplinary expertise on climate change spanning science, economics, regulation, and private sector best practices
  • Deep expertise on how climate intersects with the energy, agriculture, transport, finance, and information and communications technology industries
  • Identifying opportunities resulting from the strong and multifaceted business case for climate action
  • Developing and implementing ambitious climate strategies for business, including:
    • Prioritizing greenhouse gas emissions to address and identifying ways to do so
    • Setting and implementing science-based emissions reductions goals
    • Assessing and reporting climate risks
    • Engaging suppliers to reduce emissions and build climate resilience across the value chain
  • Stakeholder engagement and facilitating partnerships across the landscape of organizations working on climate change
  • Leadership of collaborative initiatives to advance industry-wide climate solutions

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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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Collaborative Initiatives on Climate Change

Action for Sustainable Derivatives

Action for Sustainable Derivatives

A collaborative initiative that promotes responsible sourcing and collective action to increase sustainable production of palm oil and palm oil derivatives.

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Clean Cargo™

Clean Cargo™

A leading global carrier-shipper initiative dedicated to environmental performance improvement in marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting

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Future of Fuels

Future of Fuels

A vision of commercial road freight fueled by low-carbon sustainable technology

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Green Freight Asia

Green Freight Asia

Green Freight Asia is an industry-led network focused on driving sustainable road freight in the Asia Pacific region to ultimately improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2e emissions and lower logistics costs across the entire supply chain.

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Sustainable Air Freight Alliance

Sustainable Air Freight Alliance

A collaboration between shippers, freight forwarders, and airlines to track and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from air freight and promote responsible freight transport.

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We Mean Business

We Mean Business

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team

Giulio Berruti

Giulio Berruti

Associate Director, Climate

Paris


Sarabeth Brockley

Sarabeth Brockley

Associate, Partnership Development

New York


Paris


Hong Kong


Kelly Gallo

Kelly Gallo

Associate Director

San Francisco


San Francisco


New York


Paris


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Director, Information and Communications Technology

New York


Berkley Rothmeier

Berkley Rothmeier

Associate Director

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

Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

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Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

To accelerate compliance of supply chains with deforestation-free and responsible sourcing principles, BSR and Transitions are excited to launch a new collaborative initiative for corporate buyers of palm-based derivatives alongside 11 member companies: Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD).

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Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

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Sustainability at AT&T: Q&A with John Schulz, Director, External Affairs, Sustainability

In today’s new climate for business, stakeholders are looking to understand the sustainability impacts of the entire company—including the products and services that generate its revenue. BSR member AT&T is an example of a company driving greater impact by making sustainability part of its revenue model.

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The Case for Prioritizing Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Especially in Value Chains

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The Case for Prioritizing Net Zero Carbon Emissions, Especially in Value Chains

Kaiser Permanente and BSR recently partnered with Newsweek for a survey of 300-plus multinational companies on progress toward carbon neutrality and found that 70 percent of corporations are experiencing disruptions in operations due to climate change. Now, these businesses’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and integrate sustainable practices into their operations have created new challenges—and opportunities—for global supply chains.

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Answering the Call for Business Leadership on Climate Policy

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Answering the Call for Business Leadership on Climate Policy

Our recently released letter calling for business action on climate policy—which we were delighted to publish in partnership with 10 other leading environmental and sustainability organizations—is a sign of the times.

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