Solutions to the climate crisis are available and economically viable, and businesses of all sizes are taking steps to meet the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
WWF works with businesses to help them on their journey, from cutting their emissions in line with climate science, to supporting those with innovative technologies, and securing renewable energy to power their business operations.
Why it matters
Global efforts to tackle the climate crisis are way off track. More is needed from all parts of society - including businesses - to limit global warming to 1.5°C (the threshold for the most devastating impacts of climate change
WWF recognises that business and industry have a key role to play in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, as well as implementing climate-smart technologies and innovations. They must be part of the collaborative, global effort to tackle climate change and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
There is a compelling business case to take immediate action on climate change.
- Reducing energy use and emissions can cut operating costs and drive efficiency.
- Companies demonstrating leadership on climate can improve their reputation and position with customers, suppliers, investors and regulators, as well as reduce their exposure to climate risks.
- Taking ambitious climate action can help businesses stay ahead of future policy changes and climate regulations.
- Companies can foster innovation in their organisations and attract engaged, talented staff who want to work for a business with strong values.
Taking climate action simply makes good business sense.