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WWF's Climate Business Network
Working with global businesses to drive the transition to a net-zero economy

WWF is one of the largest conservation organisations in the world, with offices in almost 100 countries. We’re determined to stop the destruction of nature and help it recover. And we are uniquely positioned to deliver real change at scale.

If we truly want to stop catastrophic climate change, then we need to reduce our emissions, draw down the emissions already in the atmosphere and speed up the transition to a low-carbon future. Companies need to go beyond reductions and emissions to restore our climate.

That is why we are working with businesses in our Climate Business Network (CBN). This is a network of ambitious and influential companies convened by WWF that supports the transition to a 1.5°C future. It is a global support network for national WWF partnerships that helps drive businesses forward on their sustainability journey through engagement on key topics.

Together, we will address some of the key issues facing our planet and drive forward best practices on how to tackle them.

Our Members

The Climate Business Network has 28 members working across some of the biggest business sectors on the planet. We have one goal: to work together to boost member companies’ ability to take action and achieve their targets in an effort to avoid the most perilous scenarios of climate change.

What We Do
This is not ‘just another group’. We work with our partners to drive their ambitions and work on meaningful climate action. Members of the CBN have access to:
  • A place designed for networking and collaboration with corporate peers in a neutral space.
  • Monthly Community Calls where we present to members on a set of topics that are relevant to their businesses and share WWF’s perspective.
  • Annual training workshops for suppliers to help tackle Scope 3 emissions and close the data gap.
  • Occasional deep dive groups for more focused discussions on a single topic which provides opportunities for more in-depth engagement.
  • Access to special WWF events at key fora, such as COP and New York Climate Week. 
  • Tailored updates on advocacy opportunities on the key areas that can impact participants. 

Our Leadership Vision

To scale up climate action and support companies in their net-zero plans, we have developed guidance on what ambitious, credible corporate climate leadership looks like.

Beyond Net-Zero combines actions laid out in other WWF corporate reports and is consistent with SBTi methodology and best practice approaches. It includes the metrics, practical advice, and best practices to help companies go beyond, all compiled and organised into seven key actions.

See the Beyond Net-Zero guidance

Join the CBN

To join the CBN, a company must meet the following criteria. It must: 

  • Be in partnership with a WWF National Office. We do not work with companies that have no partnership agreements. 
  • Be committed to or have a target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). We need to see that you are working towards real change. 
  • Be a large national, international or influential brand. 
If your company is interested in partnering with WWF and joining the Climate Business Network to accelerate your journey, please contact your local WWF office or email us

Email: cbn@wwfint.org | Linkedin: WWF Climate and Business | X: @WWFclimatebiz

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