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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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We Mean Business

We Mean Business

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team

New York


Marshall Chase

Marshall Chase

Associate Director

San Francisco


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

Davos 2018: Advancing the SDGs in a Fractured World

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Davos 2018: Advancing the SDGs in a Fractured World

The theme for this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World." Here's what business leaders gathering in Davos this week can do to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and our shared future.

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2017: The Year the C-Suite Got Woke?

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2017: The Year the C-Suite Got Woke?

2017 overall is a year that will be remembered for two things: political turmoil and a new voice from business. Let us celebrate the leadership business exerted this year and use it as a springboard for positive change in 2018.

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The One Planet Summit Will Kick Off a Year of Focus on Climate Results

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The One Planet Summit Will Kick Off a Year of Focus on Climate Results

We will attend the One Planet Summit in Paris next week to kick off a year when collective focus on climate change will turn from targets to impacts, from promises to results. And we invite companies and other partners to join us.

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Climate Lessons from the Vehicle Industry

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Climate Lessons from the Vehicle Industry

Global automakers and other vehicle manufacturers are in one of the most carbon-intensive industries. And other companies can—and should—look to their holistic approaches to climate action.

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