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 solutions, and securing renewable energy to power their business operations.
Why it matters
Businesses are critical in the fight against climate change as they are the source of most of the world’s emissions. The targets set by governments will never be achieved if businesses don’t move towards them. That is why we are calling on businesses to play their part.
WWF has multiple initiatives designed to help businesses in their decarbonisation efforts. We work with companies from the first steps all the way through to the implementation of their climate strategy. Our initiatives are designed with climate science as our core foundation, and everything we do is aimed at securing a 1.5°C future.
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.