Opportunities to Engage: The Climate Business Network
Time is running out to set the world on a path to achieve Net Zero by no later than 2050 and keep global temperature rise to below 1.5C. We all have a part to play, and business must be at the forefront of change. The Climate Business Network (CBN) features companies committed to transforming their businesses to dramatically reduce their emissions throughout their entire value chain. Each partner works both bilaterally with WWF climate experts and with other CBN members to drive forward on issues such as setting and implementing Science-Based Targets, engaging their supply chains and investing in emissions reductions beyond their value chain. CBN is a procompetitive platform; all CBN activities are conducted in accordance with applicable antitrust laws.
To confront the climate challenge, business must act. While it is possible to act alone, we can go farther and faster together. Partner with us to create a Net Zero future, for people and nature.
To meet the climate crisis, we must decarbonize every sector of our economy, and mobilize every segment of society to do it. As a founding member of initiatives including Science-Based Targets, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative, and the Renewable Energy Buyer’s Alliance, WWF has deep experience bringing companies together to scale ambition and action.
As the world’s leading conservation organization, with global expertise across Climate, Forests, Food & Freshwater and Oceans, WWF is uniquely positioned to help companies address the climate challenge, which is at the nexus of these critical sectors and ecosystems.
While WWF works with businesses individually on their specific issues and strategies, climate change will only be solved through collective action. We need to rapidly scale both ambition and action, and that happens faster when we work and learn together. CBN is a community of practice in tandem with the one-on-one partnerships our experts develop with corporate sustainability teams to drive collective ambition and help smart solutions get traction faster.
The CBN is a space where WWF and businesses can learn from and push each other to accelerate the transformation to a Net Zero economy by sharing information and best practices.
Joining The Climate Business Network
In the US, companies can join the CBN by establishing a partnership with WWF US Climate Business team. This relationship includes both bilateral engagements to work on the company’s climate strategy as well as participation in the corporate community of practice.
The initial 13 US members include Coca Cola, Dell Technologies, HP Inc, Johnson & Johnson, KDP, Lowe’s, McDonald’s, P&G, Ralph Lauren, Target, Trane Technologies, Visa and Walmart. There are five additional global members: IKEA, H&M, Lego, Sofidel and Sony.
To discuss whether a WWF Climate Business partnership might be right for your company, please contact Tim Juliani, Director of Corporate Climate Engagement: [email protected].
Senior Director, Climate and Renewable Energy
Director, International Corporate Climate Partnerships
Director, US Corporate Climate Engagement
Deputy Director, Climate and Energy
Research Fellow, Global Science
Lead, Corporate Resilience