Caring for Climate


Name of initiative Caring for Climate
LPAA initiative Yes
NAZCA Initiative Yes
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Starting year 2007
End year
Secretariat Caring for Climate

United Nations Global Compact 685 Third Avenue, 12th Floor New York, NY 10017, USA Ms. Lila Karbassi Chief, Programmes

Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America
Name of lead organisation
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description Launched in 2007, Caring for Climate is an initiative of the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to advance the role of business in addressing climate change. It provides a framework for business leaders to implement practical climate change solutions and help shape public policy.
Objectives Caring for Climate endeavors to help prevent a climate change crisis by mobilizing a critical mass of business leaders to implement and recommend climate change solutions and policies.The initiative helps companies to advance practical solutions, share experiences, inform public policy as well as shape public attitudes. Chief executive officers who support the Caring for Climate Statement are prepared to set goals, develop and expand strategies and practices, and publicly disclose emissions as part of their existing disclosure commitment within the Global Compact framework, that is, the Communication on Progress.
Activities Caring for Climate offers signatories on-going engagement opportunities to: Develop thought leadership and best practice recommendations on priority areas such as (i) climate change and development, (ii) low-carbon innovative solutions and technology and (iii) disclosure and transparency; Inform the international climate change policy agenda in the context of UN Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings, SG High-Level Panels and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (CSD) processes; Participate in the annual meeting of signatories, a learning forum to discuss strategies, showcase practices and analyze actions; Engage in regional and national multi-stakeholder dialogues in cooperation with Global Compact Local Networks; Contribute to Caring for Climate annual progress reports and publications
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue, Implementation
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Awareness raising and outreach, Goal setting (ex-ante), Technical operational implementation (ex-post)
Goal setting (ex-ante) — Stakeholders who have committed to the goals
Value (#)400
Technical operational implementation (ex-post) — Total Mitigation
Value (MtCO2e/yr)215
Comments on indicators and goals The total emissions decrease of 215 MtCO2e from 2013 to 2014 for the 139 largest signatories. Stakeholder who have committed: About 400.
How will goals be achieved
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How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting Caring for Climate has published a series of reports on carbon pricing, responsible policy engagement and adaptation and resilience, to guide companies in their efforts to tackle climate change.

Every year, Caring for Climate hosts the “High Level Meeting of Caring for Climate” at the UN Climate Change conference, providing a collaborative space - with a focus on private sector engagement - to inform and articulate the role business and investors can play to ratchet ambitious climate action in the spirit of the Paris Agreement.


Participants Number Names
Members 470  
Companies 470 A.P. Moller - Maersk (Denmark),AAK AB (Denmark),AB Electrolux (Sweden),ABB Ltd. (Switzerland),Abengoa (Spain),ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (Netherlands),Abreu Advogados (Portugal),Accenture (USA),ACCIONA (Spain),Acindar Ind. Arg. de Aceros S.A. (Argentina),Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (UUSA),Aerapass Limited (Hong Kong),Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (Argentina),AG2R LA MONDIALE (France),Agriauto Industries Limited (Pakistan),Air France - KLM (France),AIRBUS (Netherlands),Aitken Spence PLC (Sri Lanka),Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayi A.S. (Turkey),Aktiebolaget SKF (Sweden),Akzo Nobel N.V. (Netherlands),Al Mansour Holding For Financial Investments (Egypt),Alcatel-Lucent (France),Allergan (USA),Allianz SE (Germany),Allied Soft (Egypt),Alstom (France),Alteco AB (Sweden),Aluminum Corporation of China (China),Amplifier Strategies (India),An Mea (Australia),Anglo American plc (United K.),Antea Group France (France),APRIL Group (Singapore),Arabesque Asset Management Ltd (United K.),Arabian Gulf Mine Action Co. (Iraq),ARAMEX PJSC (Jordan),ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg),Areva (France),ARGE Consulting (Turkey),Arla Foods (Denmark),ARM Holdings (United K.),Article 13 (United K.),ASKET (Sweden),ASN Bank (Netherlands),Atacama SA de Publicidad (Argentina),Atalian (France),Atlantia S.p.A. (Italy),Atlas-Atlantic Integrated Consults (Nigeria),ATP Ingenieria SAS (Colombia),Attock Refinery Limited (Pakistan),Auchan (France),Autodesk,Inc. (USA),Avant Garde Innovations (India),AVIVA plc (United K.),Avon Metals Ltd (United K.),Avvocato Michela Cocchi - Studio Legale (Italy),AXA (France),B&L evolution (France),Banco de Credito Social Cooperativo (Spain),Banco do Brasil S.A. (Brazil),Banco Galicia (Argentina),Banka BioLoo Limited (India),Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd (Singapore),BASF SE (Germany),Basso S.A. (Argentina),BATC Development Bhd (Malaysia),Bavaria S.A. (Colombia),Bayer AG (Germany),BBVA S.A. (Spain),BIAL (Portugal),Biochemical Group SAS (Colombia),Biomass Group (Sri Lanka),Black & Veatch (USA),BluPlanet Recycling Inc. C4C (Canada),bpost NV (Belgium),Braskem S.A. (Brazil),Broedrene Hartmann A/S (Denmark),BT Group plc (United K.),Buksh Energy (Pakistan),Burberry Group plc (United K.),CA Technologies (USA),Cable & Wireless Panama S.A. (Panama),Calidda (Peru),Capgemini SE (France),Carbon Recycling International (Iceland),Carbon Trade Exchange (Australia),Carbone 4 (France),Caribbean Office of Trade & Industrial Development Limited (Trinidad and Tobaco),Carlsberg Group (Denmark),Carrefour (France),Carroll Properties Corporation (USA),CBL Markets (Australia),CEIIA - Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento (Portugal),CEMEX (Mexico),Central Warehousing Corporation (India),Centrica (United K.),Centro Comercial Palatino P.H. (Colombia),Charoen Pokphand Group Co.,Ltd. C.P. Group (Thailand),CHINA BAOWU STEEL GROUP CORPORATION LIMITED (China),China Minmetals Corporation (China),China Mobile Communications Corporation (China),China National Offshore Oil Corp. CNOOC (China),China Ocean Shipping Group (),China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation - Sinopec (China),CIMEB Medicina Biologica (Argentina),Cisco Systems (USA),City Developments Limited (Singapore),CityMail Sweden AB (Sweden),ClearSky Climate Solutions (USA),ClimateCare (United K.),Clintoy International Limited (Nigeria),COATO,Sociedad Cooperativa de Comercializacion Agraria (Spain),Coca-Cola European Partners (United K.),Coca-Cola Hellenic (Switzerland),Coloplast (Denmark),COMPANIA ENERGETICA DEL TOLIMA - ENERTOLIMA S.A. ESP (Colombia),Consort NT (France),Coop (Denmark),Copagaz Distribuidora de Gas S/A - Grupo Zahran (Brazil),Corporation Solar Alliance (Ukraine),CORPRENSA (Panama),Coway Co.,Ltd. (South Korea),COWI (Denmark),CPFL Energia S.A. (Brazil),Cre-en Inc. (Japan),CTT - Correios de Portugal SA (Portugal),DAABON GROUP (Colombia),Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited (India),Danfoss Group (Denmark),Danone (France),Datum Internacional S.A. (Peru),Deans Beans Organic Coffee (USA),Deloitte South Africa (South Africa),Delphinus (Mexico),Deutsche Post DHL Group (Germany),Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany),DGB Financial Group (South Korea),Diageo Plc (United K.),DIALLD REPUBLICA DOMINICANA (Dominican Republic),DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Malaysia),DNB ASA (Norway),DNV GL (Norway),DOB Entreprises Pty Ltd (Australia),Dolina Nidy Sp (Poland),Dorel Juvenile Europe (France),Dudalina SA (Brazil),DuPont (USA),E.ON SE (Germany),Ebro Foods (Spain),S.A. (Spain),Eco Wave Power (Israel),EcoAct (France),ECOFACT AG (Switzerland),ECOTECH Polska SA (Poland),EDF (France),Edita Bobergs AB (Sweden),EDP - Energias de Portugal S.A. (Portugal),EE Ltd. (United K.),El Corte Ingles (Spain),S.A. (Spain),Empresa de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Bogota-ESP (Colombia),Empresa de Energia de Boyaca (Colombia),Empresa de Energia del Quindio edeq (Colombia),Empresa Nacional del Petroleo (Chile),Empresas Bern S.A. (Panama),Empresas Publicas de Medellin (Colombia),Endesa (Spain),S.A. (Spain),Enel (Italy),Energoinvest (Bosnia-Herzegovia),ENGIE (France),Engraw (Uruguay),Eni (Italy),ENVICCOL S.A.S Environmental Consulting Company S.A.S (Colombia),Equinor (Norway),Ericsson Group (Sweden),Eskom (South Africa),Esquel Group of Companies (China),Essilor International (France),Esteve (Spain),Euskaltel Group (Spain),Ferrocarrils de La Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain),Finlay International Limited (Bangladesh),Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas,S.A. (Spain),Forsitec & Cisif (France),Fortum Corporation (Finland),Frontera Energy (Colombia),Fucol Ingenieria (Colombia),Fuji Xerox Co.,Ltd. (Japan),Fundacion Aviatur (Colombia),Fundacion Bancaria "la Caixa" (Spain),Fung Group (China),Futerra Sustainability Communications Ltd (United K.),Galapagos Holding (France),GENELEC DE COLOMBIA S.A.S. (Colombia),Generadores Europeos S.A. (Spain),General Mills (USA),Generation Investment Management LLP (United K.),GENSA Gestión Energética S.A. ESP. (Colombia),GES International (Sweden),Ghana Oil Company Limited (Ghana),GlaxoSmithKline (United K.),Global Synergetic Foundation GSF Network (India),GPM Global (USA),Green Motion (Chile),Groupe La Poste (France),Groupe PSA (France),Grundfos (Denmark),Grupo Abril (Brazil),Grupo Argos S.A. (Colombia),Grupo Cementos Portland Valderrivas (Denmark),Grupo Cooperativo Cajamar (Spain),Grupo Energía Bogotá (Colombia),Grupo EULEN (Spain),Grupo Innova (Honduras),Grupo Orquidea (Honduras),Grupo Sancor Seguros (Argentina),Hennes & Mauritz AB (Sweden),Hauska & Partner Corporate Relations (Austria),Helvetic Solar Contractors (Tanzania),Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Liechtenstein),Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (India),Hinopak Motors Limited (Pakistan),Hitachi,Ltd. (Japan),Holmen AB (Sweden),Homeplus Co. (South Korea),Hydromx International Kimya San. Ve Tic. (Turkey),Iberdrola S.A. (Spain),IC Polska (Poland),ICA Gruppen (Sweden),Icono Comercial (Spain),Impact (United K.),IMPSA S.A (Argentina),Independence SA (Colombia),Industrial Bank of Korea (South Korea),INERCO Consultoría Perú SAC (Peru),Infigen Energy (Australia),Infosys Ltd (India),Ingka Group IKEA Group (Sweden),INSPIRIT International Communication GmbH (Luxembourg),InterCement (Brazil),International Industries Limited (Pakistan),International Post Corporation (Belgium),Intishar for Tourist Patches (Sudan),ISAGEN S.A. E.S.P. (Colombia),Itaipu Binacional - Brazil (Brazil),Izodom 2000 Polska (Poland),Japan Airlines Co.,Ltd. (Japan),JAPAN ASIA GROUP LIMITED Kokusai Kogyo (Japan),JLL (USA),Johnson Controls International plc (USA),Jowal-Hero International Limited (Nigeria),KB Kookmin Bank (South Korea),Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (Sri Lanka),Kelas Environmental Protection Technology Co. Ltd (China),Kikkoman Corporation (Japan),KJAER GROUP A/S (Denmark),KLS Grafisk Hus (Denmark),Korea East-West Power Co.Ltd. (South Korea),Korea Land & Housing Corporation (South Korea),Korea Railroad Corporation (South Korea),Korea South-East Power Co. (South Korea),Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service (South Korea),KPMG (United K.),Cardenas Dosal S.C. (Mexico),Kromann Reumert (Denmark),Kumbaya Inc. (USA),L'Oreal (France),LafargeHolcim (Switzerland),Landsbankinn (Iceland),Landsvirkjun (Iceland),LanzaTech (USA),LARS (Poland),Latin American Quality Institute (Panama),LEGO A/S (Denmark),LG Electronics,Inc. (South Korea),Lopal Tech Co.,Ltd. (China),Low Carbon (United K.),LVMH (France),Macondo publishing GmbH (Germany),Magellan Travel Agency (Poland),MagneGas Corporation (USA),Mane (France),ManpowerGroup (USA),Marc J. Lane & Company (USA),Marks & Spencer PLC (United K.),Mars,Incorporated (USA),MAS Holdings (Sri Lanka),Mater A/S (Denmark),Matex International Limited (Singapore),MCI Group Holdings SA (Switzerland),MDA Brasil Ltda (Brazil),MDD Comercio e Representacoes de Papel Ltda. (Brazil),Metito Overseas Ltd. (United Arab Emirates),Metropolitan Transportation Authority (USA),Metso Corporation (Finland),Mexichem Colombia S.A.S PAVCO (Colombia),Mielec Diesel Gas (Poland),MIRAE ASSET DAEWOO CO.(South Korea),Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (Japan),Mitsui Chemicals,Inc. (Japan),Multibank (Panama),Munich Re Group (Germany),MVM Hungarian Electricity (Hungary),National Ecocredit (Canada),Natura Cosmeticos S/A (Brazil),Natural Capital Partners (United K.),Naturgy Energy Group S.A. (Spain),Naturgy México (Mexico),Neas Energy (Denmark),Nedbank Group (South Africa),Nestlé (Switzerland),Netafim (Israel),Newmont Mining Corp (USA),Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (Japan),Matias Advogados (Brazil),Nokia Corporation (Finland),Nomitek SA de CV (Mexico),Novartis International AG (Switzerland),Novelis Inc. (USA),Novo Nordisk AS (Denmark),Novozymes (Denmark),OCBC Bank Ltd (Singapore),Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (India),Olympus Corporation (Japan),OMV AG (Austria),ONET (France),Opportunity Two Excel Foundation (Ghana),Orange (France),Oresundskraft AB (Sweden),Ørsted (Denmark),Osram Licht AG (Germany),Pacific Rim Innovation and Management Exponents (Philippines),Paharpur Business Centre (India),Pancrop Commercial Co. (Sudan),PARTICIP GmbH (Germany),PASELL Corporate (Italy),Pavimentos Colombia S.A.S. (Colombia),Pentland Group Plc (United K.),PepsiCo,Inc. (USA),Perstorp Holding AB (Sweden),Pfizer (USA),Phoenix Design Aid A/S (Denmark),Piraeus Bank S.A. (Greece),Planetic (France),Planson International (USA),Power Clouds Inc. (United K.),Pranda Group (Thailand),Print City (Thailand),Promigas S.A. E.S.P. (Colombia),Martha Tilaar Group (Indonesia),PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (Thailand),Publicis Groupe S.A. (France),Pulmuone Co. (South Korea),Pwani Oil Products Ltd (Tanzania),Quinta da Estancia (Brazil),R R Kabel (India),Radisson Hospitality AB (Sweden),Rahimafrooz Batteries Ltd. (Bangladesh),Randstad Argentina (Argentina),Rastgar Engineering Company Private Limited (Pakistan),Rayess Kingdom Group (China),Red Electrica de Espana S.A.U. (Spain),Redes Energeticas Nacionais (Portugal),Reforestadora de Palmas de El Peten (Guatemala),Regionalne Centrum Gospodarki Wodno (Poland),RELX Group plc (United K.),Repsol (Spain),Residuos Electronicos (Spain),Richards Bay Coal Terminal Company Limited (South Africa),RICOH Company Ltd (Japan),Rime Company (Rwanda),Rio Tinto plc (United K.),Rio Uruguay Cooperativa de Seguros Ltda. (Argentina),Risk Management Solutions (USA),Roslagens Sparbank (Sweden),Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited (South Africa),Royal DSM (Netherlands),Royal Philips NV (Netherlands),RWE AG (Germany),Sabaf S.p.A. (Italy),Sabará Participações (Brazil),Saint-Gobain (France),Salterbaxter,an MSL Company (United K.),SAP SE (Germany),SAS Group (Sweden),Sasol Ltd. (South Africa),Scanmed SA (Poland),Schenker (Poland),Schneider Electric SE (France),Seiko Epson Corporation (Japan),Sekem Group (Egypt),Seri Sugar Mills Ltd (Pakistan),Servitec Medioambiente S.L. (Spain),Shinhan Bank (South Korea),Shiseido Company (Japan),Siemens AG (Germany),Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Spain),Sindicatum Sustainable Resources Pte Limited (Singapore),Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singapore),SITA (United K.),SK Telecom (South Korea),Skanska AB (Sweden),SkyPower Global (USA),Sodexo (France),Solarig (Spain),Solvay S.A. (Belgium),Sompo Holdings (Japan),State Grid Corporation of China (China),STEGSA - Sustentabilidad Eco Global S.A. (Argentina),Storebrand ASA (Norway),SUEZ (France),SUEZ Spain (Spain),Suministros Electricos Industriales Anton-Teixido S.A. (Spain),Surtigas (Colombia),SUST4IN (Spain),Sustainable Living Fabrics Pty (Australia),SWM-International (USA),Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Japan),Tata Chemicals (India),Tata International Limited (India),Tata Steel (India),Tayburn Turkey (Turkey),Tech Mahindra (India),Telecom Italia (Italy),Telefonica S.A. (Spain),Tetra Pak Group (Sweden),Texlimca S.A. (Spain),Thal Engineering (Thailand),Thales (France),The Buena Bista Roastery (USA),The Coca-Cola Company (USA),The Dow Chemical Company (USA),The Environment Communications Limited (Nigeria),The Linde Group (Germany),The Svirin Family Company (Russia),TIMA International GMBH (Germany),Titan Cement Company (Greece),TNT Argentina SA (Argentina),TNT Express (Netherlands),Tokio Marine Holdings (Japan),Toms Gruppen A/S (Denmark),Torse (United K.),TOSL Engineering Limited (Trinidad and Tobago),Total (France),Tudor Rose (United K.),Turkiye Garanti Bankasi A.S. (Turkey),Ubiqus Spain (Spain),UCE Group Ltd - Branch Office in Poland (Poland),UDC - United Development Consultants AB (Sweden),Unilever (United K.),Union de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston (Peru),United Company RUSAL (Russia),UPM-Kymmene Corporation (Finland),Vaisala Oyj (Finland),Vale S.A. (Brazil),Vasakronan AB (Sweden),Vattenfall AB (Sweden),Veolia (France),Vestas Wind Systems (Denmark),Vigilancia y seguridad celtas LTDA (Colombia),Visao Sustentavel - Dorpas Assessoria Empresarial S/C Ltda. (Brazil),VisitSweden AB (Sweden),Viyellatex Group (Bangladesh),Volvo Car Corporation (Sweden),Water Company (Sweden),Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia),Woori Bank (South Korea),Xpera Risk Mitigation & Investigation (Canada),Xylem Inc. (USA),Yara International ASA (Norway),Yuhan-Kimberly (South Korea),Zonal Construction and Handling Services,Co,Ltd (Somalia).
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National states 0
Governmental actors 0
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City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
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Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


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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Not only have national states as participators