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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


The 2015 Paris Agreement defines our collective vision for a climate resilient world. BSR works with companies to build the Paris vision in three main ways:

  • Develop emissions reductions strategies that are aligned with the Paris Agreement. This involves setting and validating climate targets, establishing renewable energy policies and roadmaps, and building resilience to climate impacts throughout company operations and value chains (e.g. supplier engagement, reverse sourcing, and low-carbon procurement).
  • Manage unavoidable climate risks. This involves assessing against and implementing the TCFD recommendations, evaluating physical and transition risks, and co-developing standard approaches to integrate such risk management into the business. Such integration might include conducting climate risk assessments and climate scenario analysis, and building resilience at the nexus of people and climate.
  • Leverage collaboration to create net zero value chains. BSR manages a range of leading, cross-sector collaborative initiatives that allow companies to work together on solutions to large-scale reduction and mitigation challenges.


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

Our Insights on Climate Change

BSR Climate Scenarios: A Tool to Drive Resilient Business Strategy

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BSR Climate Scenarios: A Tool to Drive Resilient Business Strategy

Climate scenario analysis can help businesses identify and disclose climate-related risks and opportunities under a wide range of plausible futures, but current climate scenarios do not go far enough. Explore BSR's new three extended climate scenario narratives built upon the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) climate scenarios and corresponding datasets.

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BSR Climate Scenarios

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BSR Climate Scenarios

Scenario planning can inform today’s climate risk disclosures, build resilient business strategies, and present opportunities for bold action. Explore our new climate scenario narratives now.

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Advancing Nature-Positive Solutions for Business

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Advancing Nature-Positive Solutions for Business

While nature is critical to business, few companies fully understand, or proactively manage, their impact on nature, exposing them to significant risk. Adopting a nature-positive lens to one's own operations and supply chains will help to reduce risks and drive long-term business resilience.

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Creates Powerful Tailwinds for Net-Zero Companies

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Creates Powerful Tailwinds for Net-Zero Companies

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is historic legislation. BSR Managing Director David Wei shares how it will impact companies, from creating tailwinds for achieving net-zero goals to providing signals for the future of corporate climate action.

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Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 1

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Business Leadership in the Great Fragmentation: Part 1

The world is fragmenting politically, economically, environmentally, and culturally. BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer shares the six interlocking factors that are accelerating fragmentation and why they're significant for business.

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Just Transition: Clean Energy with a Clear Conscience

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Just Transition: Clean Energy with a Clear Conscience

To achieve a just and clean energy transition, meaningful multi-stakeholder cooperation between business, governments, labor experts, and environmental justice groups is critical.

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Delaying Climate Action: The Challenges of Moderating Climate Misinformation on Social Media

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Delaying Climate Action: The Challenges of Moderating Climate Misinformation on Social Media

At a point when delays in climate action may lead to catastrophic and irreversible harm, companies must address climate misinformation urgently and decisively. Our new brief explores the specific challenges of moderating climate misinformation.

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President and CEO Aron Cramer Responds to West Virginia v. EPA

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President and CEO Aron Cramer Responds to West Virginia v. EPA

In response to the US Supreme Court ruling West Virginia v. EPA, BSR’s President and CEO Aron Cramer issues a statement on the dangers of the decision, its implications for the future, and why ambitious climate action is urgently needed.

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Climate Change Illustrative Client List

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • AT&T
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Best Buy
  • Brookfield Asset Management
  • Chanel
  • The Clorox Company
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Eisai
  • General Mills
  • Grundfos
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Kering
  • Lowe’s
  • Maersk Line
  • Mars Incorporated
  • Mastercard
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nike
  • NRG
  • PepsiCo
  • Polycom
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Target
  • T-Mobile
  • Walmart

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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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Business Alliance to Scale Climate Solutions

Business Alliance to Scale Climate Solutions

BASCS seeks to serve and engage all organizations working to scale and improve climate solutions opportunities for business investment.

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Energy for a Just Transition

Energy for a Just Transition

A Collaboration for Business Action

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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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Transform to Net Zero

Transform to Net Zero

Transform to Net Zero aims to deliver guidance and business plans to enable a transformation to net zero emissions, as well as research, advocacy, and best practices to make it easier for the private sector to not only set ambitious goals–but also deliver meaningful emissions reductions and economic success.

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Value Chain Risk to Resilience

Value Chain Risk to Resilience

A collaboration to build climate resilience for communities, farmers and workers along value chains

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We Mean Business Coalition

We Mean Business Coalition

Companies and investors creating a low-carbon revolution

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Meet the Team

Ameer Azim

Ameer Azim

Director, Climate Change

Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Julie Dugard

Julie Dugard

Manager, Climate

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Eileen Gallagher

Eileen Gallagher

Associate Director

Asia-Pacific


Deb Gallagher

Deb Gallagher

Director, Climate

Americas


Erin Leitheiser

Erin Leitheiser

Associate Director, Nature and Climate

Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Pinal Patel

Pinal Patel

Manager, Healthcare

Americas


Americas


Awa Sall

Awa Sall

Associate

Americas


Europe, Middle East, and Africa


Cameron Steagall

Cameron Steagall

Manager, Collaboration Team

Americas


Americas


David Wei

David Wei

Managing Director

Americas



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