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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

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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Future of Internet Power

Future of Internet Power

An internet powered by 100% renewable energy

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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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Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance

Led by BSR, Rocky Mountain Institute, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund, REBA facilitates solutions among customers, renewable energy suppliers, utilities, and policymakers to transform electricity systems with renewable energy.

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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

Katie Abbott

Katie Abbott

Manager, Inclusive Economy

New York


Giulio Berruti

Giulio Berruti

Associate Director, Climate

Paris


Sarabeth Brockley

Sarabeth Brockley

Partnerships Coordinator

New York


New York


Paris


Hong Kong


San Francisco


San Francisco


New York


Paris


Michael Rohwer

Michael Rohwer

Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology

San Francisco


San Francisco


Copenhagen


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

COP24 Set the Rules of the Road; Now We All Have to Drive

Blog

COP24 Set the Rules of the Road; Now We All Have to Drive

Business ambition was on full display at COP24. Here are some key takeaways.

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Why We Need a Just Transition to a Low-Carbon World

Blog

Why We Need a Just Transition to a Low-Carbon World

As the UN Climate Conference (COP24) kicks off, we emphasize why we need a just transition to a low-carbon world and how business can play a role in achieving it.

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Climate and the Just Transition

Reports

Climate and the Just Transition

The just transition is an economy-wide process that produces the plans, policies, and investments that build resilient economies and communities with green and decent jobs, and this report explores the role business can play in making it a reality.

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Business Calls for Strong Guidelines and Increased Climate Ambition at COP24

Blog

Business Calls for Strong Guidelines and Increased Climate Ambition at COP24

At COP24, business is calling on government to create a just transition to net zero, participation in the Talanoa Dialogue, and strong Paris rulebook guidelines.

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