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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™ Working Group

Clean Cargo™ Working Group

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

New York


Giulio Berruti

Giulio Berruti

Associate Director, Climate

Paris


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


San Francisco


David Wei

David Wei

Director, Climate

New York



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Our Insights on Climate Change

Resilient Business, Resilient World: A Framework for Private-Sector Leadership on Climate Adaptation

Reports

Resilient Business, Resilient World: A Framework for Private-Sector Leadership on Climate Adaptation

This report assesses and consolidates the best available knowledge to present an accessible and actionable framework for private-sector leadership on climate change resilience.

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Global Climate Action Summit Update—Will We See You There?

Blog

Global Climate Action Summit Update—Will We See You There?

We hope you join us in San Francisco this September, as our collective efforts must lead to a turning point by 2020 in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

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Three Climate Commitments for the Railway Sector

Blog

Three Climate Commitments for the Railway Sector

Transportation is one of the few sectors where greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. Here's how the railway sector can help reverse that.

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The Coca-Cola Company: Building a Climate-Resilient Value Chain

Case Studies

The Coca-Cola Company: Building a Climate-Resilient Value Chain

The Coca-Cola Company partnered with BSR to examine what climate risk and resilience might mean for its value chain.

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