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WWF Climate Business Network
Working with global businesses to drive the transition to a net-zero economy
Inspiring bold climate action towards a 1.5°C and net-zero future

At WWF, we work with companies that recognise the benefits of taking action on climate change and are prepared to take the steps needed to cut emissions throughout their value chain. The WWF Climate Business Network supports businesses on their path to align with a 1.5°C world and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

Companies across diverse sectors and at different stages in their climate action journey can join the Network to rapidly advance their climate ambition, cut emissions from their own operations and throughout their supply chain, and add their voice to drive strong climate policy. 

The goal of the Climate Business Network is to broaden corporate participation in the effort to tackle climate change: it aims to encourage and support companies at every stage of their climate change mitigation journey, demonstrating that climate action is vital, achievable, practical and compatible with corporate growth.

Our Members

 
   

 

Climate Business Network benefits
The Network allows WWF partner companies from around the world to connect and engage with other business leaders and WWF experts to gain the knowledge and guidance needed to take credible, ambitious climate action.

It aims to leverage WWF’s unique expertise in climate, energy, forests, food systems, oceans and wildlife to help Network members accelerate climate action. Partners enjoy access to shared resources and can connect with each other and WWF teams, helping them to develop sector-leading climate strategies. 

The Climate Business Network offers:
  • A series of members-only ‘community calls’ covering issues impacting business. These meetings give members opportunities to collaborate and learn from each other.
  • Open events that address broader topics of interest to a wide range of businesses.
  • Special deep dive sessions where we convene members to work together on key topics facing their businesses.
  • A group hub for member companies to learn, share and engage.
  • Engagement with WWF’s subject specialists to address obstacles on the path towards sustainability.
Join the CBN
The Network is open to companies that are committed to reducing their emissions. This includes companies that are already taking robust climate action as well as those that are beginning their journey and want help and support to increase their ambition.

If your business sees the opportunities in being part of the solution on climate change and is interested in partnering with WWF and joining the Climate Business Network to accelerate your journey, contact us.

The process begins with a consultation where we explore what a partnership would involve and identify the opportunities for WWF to support your business to drive meaningful climate action.

What climate action should members take?

Climate Business Network members are encouraged, within 12 months of joining, to measure and report on their direct emissions and begin to track the emissions in their supply chain for which they are responsible.

They are encouraged to set ambitious emission reductions targets in line with climate science by committing to the Science Based Targets initiative and they should, within three years, begin mitigating emissions, disclosing progress, and working to promote policies and lobbying in support of a net-zero future.

Contact us

Email: cbn@wwfint.org

Event Schedule

The Network hosts a series of member-only community calls and broader public events on topics ranging from climate ambition to system risks, setting science-based targets and guidance on going Beyond Net-Zero

Upcoming events: 

  • Behavior Change for Climate Impact: Influencing Downstream Emission Reductions - Member-only event: 11 May 2022, 17:00 CEST / 11:00 EDT. Please contact your local WWF office for registration details.

    Climate Business Network companies face challenges addressing downstream emissions related to consumer use of sold products, franchisee footprints, end of life treatment and more. Our May Climate Business Network Community Call will explore influence strategies to address these challenges. Presentations from partners will look at the limitations of efficient design, how to encourage sustainable consumer behavior at home, and how companies can educate customers on climate impacts. Breakout groups will discuss how WWF and our CBN partners can collaborate to influence consumers and unlock downstream emission reductions.