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Working with business

WWF is working to build a future where people and nature thrive.

We’ve got a global network of expert staff and tens of millions of supporters and followers around the world. But we’re tackling some of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced, and we can’t do it alone.

To create change at the scale and speed our planet needs, everyone must be part of the solution. That’s individuals, governments and business.

Whether through direct operations or supply chains, business depends on natural resources. It needs energy. WWF works directly with companies and through industry-specific roundtables and platforms to reduce the ecological footprint of doing business, and to help the private sector be better stewards of shared natural assets.

We also advocate for policies and regulations that promote sustainability and protect people’s rights.

WWF works with business to:

  • promote better production and responsible sourcing of raw materials;

  • encourage a switch to 100% renewable energy and away from fossil fuels;

  • engage jointly on public policy;

  • support the equitable sharing of natural resources;

  • redirect financial flows to support conservation and sustainable ecosystem management;

  • raise awareness of the need to consume more wisely; and

  • protect some of the world’s most ecologically important places.
  • How does it work?

    WWF typically works with companies in three ways:

    1. Driving sustainable business practices

    We use bilateral partnerships to change practices throughout a company’s operations and value chain.
     

    2. Communications and awareness raising activities

    We raise awareness of key environmental issues and mobilise consumer action.
     

    3. Philanthropic relationships

    We raise money through these relationships for the conservation of key places and endangered species.

    WHAT WE FOCUS ON

    Most WWF corporate partnerships are focused primarily around on the key themes of commodities, climate and freshwater.

    Our work on Commodities:

    Our work on
    Water Stewardship

    Working on Climate Change issues

    Transparency and Accountability

     
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    Global Corporate Partnerships Report 2015
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    We want results and impacts from our partnerships. Accountability to results and transparency to our supporters and our members are key to working in a constructive, cooperative manner with business.

    WWF is committed to being transparent about all of our partnerships in the network. More information about our partnerships can be found here.

    WHO WE WORK WITH

    We want results and impacts from our partnerships.

    Accountability to results and transparency to our supporters and our members are key to working in a constructive, cooperative manner with business.

    All WWF offices are committed to, and have started to report on all relationships with companies, their intent, objectives and impacts.

    Please log on to 
    national office websites for more information about their partnerships.

    We also publish an annual Global Parnterships Report which includes information on the largest partnerships that WWF has with individual companies. They can be found here:

    Global Report (fiscal year 2013)
    Global Report (fiscal year 2014)
    Global Report (fiscal year 2015)

     

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