We Mean Business

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General

Name of initiative We Mean Business coalition
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/
Related initiatives
Starting year 2014
End year
Secretariat We Mean Business coalition, e-mail: media@wemeanbusinesscoalition.org
Organisational structure We Mean Business is a global coalition of nonprofit organizations working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change. The coalition brings together seven organizations, BSR, CDP, Ceres, The B Team, The Climate Group, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Together we catalyze business action to drive policy ambition and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation We Mean Business coalition
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America

Description

Description We Mean Business is a global nonprofit coalition working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change. Together we catalyze business leadership to drive policy ambition and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

We are mobilizing businesses to set ambitious targets and equipping them to seize the opportunities of the low-carbon transition. Hundreds of businesses have helped kick-start this transition by setting science-based emissions reduction targets and taking action to deliver against those targets by committing to transition to 100% renewable power.

But it is not happening fast enough. The necessary speed and scale of the transition requires all companies and sectors to engage proactively to reduce emissions at the rate required to avoid dangerous climate change. Which is why our coalition is working together to catalyze further, faster corporate climate action.

Objectives Our mission is to ensure that the world economy is on track to avoid dangerous climate change by 2020 while delivering sustainable growth and prosperity for all.
Activities We Mean Business coordinates numerous activities including working with our core coalition partners to empower businesses to set bold climate targets, such as science-based emission reduction targets and RE100.
One or two success stories achieved Walmart, the world’s largest company by revenue, saved nearly $1 billion in a single year and avoided emitting almost 650,000 tonnes of CO2, as part of its science-based target.

At multinational conglomerate Johnson Controls, energy productivity improvements have contributed to both a 41% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity and over $100 million in annual energy savings, as part of its EP100 commitment.

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Capacity building, Technical dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Policy planning and recommendations, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Awareness raising and outreach, Goal setting (ex-ante)
Indicators
Goals We Mean Business coalition gives companies a common platform to act and be recognized for bold leadership on climate change. Companies can commit to one—or all—of a set of innovative and practical climate initiatives, and they can work to scale low-carbon solutions to meet specific technology challenges to tackle climate change. For more information, visit - https://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/take-action/
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals The number of companies committed via the coalition's Take Action campaign has risen to over 735 with over 1,200 commitments made, since 2015.
How are you tracking progress of your initiative Progress is tracked via the number of companies committed to bold climate action via the coalition's Take Action campaign, the overall number of commitments and the emissions impact of those commitments.
Available reporting

Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 1200  
Companies 1200
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0 The coalition supports and is supported by a network of organizations that share our vision of a low-carbon economy. For a full list of partners visit - https://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/partners/
Supporting partners 7 The coalition brings together seven organizations,  BSR,  CDP,  Ceres,  The B Team,  The Climate Group,  The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Number of members in the years
2015
735
2019
984
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 27 August 2019 09:59:33

Not only have national states as participators