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Climate & Business

Working with business to tackle climate change

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 degrees Celsius.

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

WWF recognises that business and industry have a key role in implementing technologies and innovations to address climate change. That’s why we work with businesses around the world to build a future where people and nature thrive.

What WWF is doing

We work with global companies that recognise the risks of inaction on climate change and are prepared to take the steps needed to cut their emissions. We work with businesses in many different ways, including:

Climate Savers: Climate Savers is WWF’s flagship climate leadership programme that seeks to transform businesses into leaders of the low-carbon economy. The programme is intended to inspire a change in thinking in the business sector by showcasing best-practice corporate leadership in climate change action. Participating companies are better placed to avoid carbon-related risks and seize opportunities to propel their long-term business strategies.

Science Based Targets initiative: The Science Based Targets initiative is a partnership between CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and WWF that aims to increase corporate ambition for climate action. The initiative assists companies to set scientifically sound targets that are consistent with the level of decarbonisation required to keep global warming well below 2°C.

Climate Solver: As WWF’s innovation programme, Climate Solver aims to highlight innovative technologies that provide immediate and practical solutions to climate change. The Climate Solver Awards honour climate-smart entrepreneurs and businesses from China, India and the Nordic countries.

Corporate Renewables: We work with businesses across the globe to enable them to purchase renewable energy to power their operations. Initiatives include REBA (United States), REDE (India) and Ren mx (Mexico).

Climate Positive: WWF is working with companies to create guidance and a credible definition for a 'climate positive' business movement. Companies that are committed to reduce and remove more greenhouse gas emissions than they produce are invited to join this work

Global partnerships

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WWF works to achieve meaningful impacts and results from our work with the corporate sector. Working in a constructive, cooperative manner with businesses means being accountable and transparent to our supporters and our members. 
Every WWF office reports on their intent, objectives and impacts for all companies that it has a relationship with. For more information about these partnerships, refer to the national office websites.