With deep expertise in policy and finance, CPI works to improve the most important energy and land use practices around the world. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive growth while addressing climate risk.
Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Commission (on behalf of the European Union) working to reinvigorate and accelerate global clean energy innovation with the objective to make clean energy widely affordable.
MI was announced at COP21 on November 30, 2015, as world leaders came together in Paris to commit to ambitious efforts to combat climate change.
The Natural Capital Coalition is an international collaboration that unites the global natural capital community.
The Coalition is made up of over 300 organizations (and engages many thousands more) who together represent all parts of society and span the global economy. Coalition organizations have united under a common vision of a world that conserves and enhances natural capital.
Coalition organizations fall into seven broad stakeholder groups or ‘worlds’: These seven worlds are conservation & civil society, science & academia, business, membership organizations, standard setters & disclosure, finance and government & policy.
Coalition organizations share a common belief that we can do more together than we can alone, and an understanding that it is only by bringing the many different parts of the system together as part of a purpose-led conversation that we can we affect real change. The Coalition’s strength comes from this belief, and from the diversity it brings.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on almost 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.
Together with governments, policy makers and citizens, we work on establishing international norms and finding evidence-based solutions to a range of social, economic and environmental challenges. From improving economic performance and creating jobs to fostering strong education and fighting international tax evasion, we provide a unique forum and knowledge hub for data and analysis, exchange of experiences, best-practice sharing, and advice on public policies and global standard-setting.
The Science Based Targets initiative mobilizes companies to set science-based targets and boost their competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The initiative defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a global network leading the transformation of the built environment, to make it healthier and more sustainable. Collectively, with our Green Building Councils (GBCs) in around 70 countries, we accelerate action to deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement, by eliminating the buildings and construction sector’s emissions by 2050.
World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 60 countries, with international offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States, regional offices in Ethiopia (for Africa) and the Netherlands (for Europe), and program offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Our more than 1,000 experts and staff turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
The Chilean Association of Renewable Energy and Storage, ACERA AG, groups around 130 partners between developers, generators and suppliers of products and services, national and foreign, throughout the value chain of the Renewable Energy industry. ACERA seeks environmental protection and sustainable development for Chile, through the promotion of renewable energy and energy storage, its best complement .
BSR™ is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR™ develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org to learn more about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.
Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and inequitable workplaces.
The Circular Economy Club (CEC) is the international network of over 4,500 circular economy professionals and organizations from over 140 countries. Non-for-profit, global and open to anyone to join the club for free.
The Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is the leading international Royal Chartered professional body dedicated to the water and environment sector. We represent and support a community of thousands of members and organisations in 89 countries. All our members are dedicated to improving water and environmental management as well as associated social and cultural issues, for the benefit of the public.
CIWEM provides an extensive range of services leading the industry in developing technical excellence, which include: Training courses; events featuring top level speakers, debate and networking; round table meetings driving thought leadership and policy development; publications; and independent policy position papers, guidance and codes of practice, all founded on impartiality and the use of scientific evidence.
Founded in 2017 in cooperation with the UNFCCC Secretariat, the Climate Chain Coalition (CCC) is an open global initiative to support collaboration among members and stakeholders to advance the use of blockchain (distributed ledger technology) and related digital solutions (e.g. IoT, big data) to help mobilize climate finance and support climate policy including enhancing MRV (measurement, reporting and verification) to scale up climate actions for mitigation and adaptation, and to build trust among stakeholders.
Knowledge sharing and radical collaboration are essential to help blockchain and related digital solutions grow from early stage developments and to mature as scaled-up technology serving sustainability. Via CCC public events during major conferences, including COP, as well as via online platforms, the CCC has reached thousands of stakeholders. From its founding meeting with 12 organizations in December 2017, the CCC continues to grow at a rate of 2 new organizations per week and now has approximately 180 members across 45 countries.
The Club of Excellence in Sustainability is a business association composed of a group of large companies that are committed to sustainable growth from an economic, social and environmental point of view, with the aim of being:
A forum for dialogue with stakeholders.
Benchmarking Platform in Sustainable Development.
Transmitters of good practices in Corporate Responsibility to the Spanish business fabric.
Created in 1992 by representatives of Quebec’s major industrial and business sectors, the Quebec Council of the Environment (CPEQ) is the umbrella organization representing Quebec’s business sector in matters related to environment and sustainable development, on important issues of common and general interest, and coordinates the objectives of its members. The CPEQ’s mission is to represent the interests of its members in terms of the environment and sustainable development. The CPEQ brings together more than 300 of Quebec’s largest companies and associations that generate more than 300,000 direct jobs and have combined revenues of more than $ 45 billion.
Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.
We work to achieve the well-being of all people within the limits of the planet.
For this we seek accomplices between citizens, civil society organizations, companies and public administrations, to accelerate the transition to a green economy, inclusive and responsible, framed in a new governance, through innovation and the creation of bridges and alliances.
Forética is the leading business network on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, with over 200 members. Our mission is to encourage the integration of social, environmental and good governance aspects in corporate and organisational strategy and management.
Forética is Spain’s only representative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and, therefore, constitutes the Spanish Business Council for Sustainable Development. It is also National Partner Organization of CSR Europe and in Spain, it is the expert voice on the CSR State Council.
Forética owns the SGE 21 standard, the first social responsibility management system that allows, on a voluntary basis, to achieve a CSR certification. More than 150 companies and organizations are certified with the standard in Spain and Latin America.
The Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is an inclusive and open multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder organization embracing a challenging agenda, driven by leading visionary and committed global corporations. GeSI holds the firm belief that responsible business, with digital sustainability at its core, will make for the most successful companies in the years to come.
GeSI is comprised of diverse and international members and partnerships, representing around 40 of the world’s leading ICT companies, 12 global business and multiple international organisations, such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), global asset management firm Arabesque, and the World Resources Forum Association (WRFA). GeSI works with a range of international stakeholders committed to ICT sustainability and supports member initiatives in developed and developing nations which tackle: climate change, energy/resource efficiency, privacy and security, digital literacy and digital divide, people’s rights, as well as foster collaborative and innovative approaches, ideas and joint initiatives. With these partnerships, GeSI’s is able to work towards its global vision of a greater evolution of the ICT sector to best meet the challenges of sustainable development.
The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is the European membership body for investor collaboration on climate change and the voice of investors taking action for a prosperous, low-carbon future. IIGCC has more than 190 members, mainly pension funds and asset managers, across 14 countries, with over €28 trillion assets under management.
Our mission is to mobilise capital for the low carbon transition and to ensure resilience to the impacts of a changing climate by collaborating with business, policy makers and fellow investors. IIGCC works to support and help define the public policies, investment practices and corporate behaviours that address the long-term risks and opportunities associated with climate change. Members consider it a fiduciary duty to ensure stranded asset risk or other losses from climate change are minimised and that opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy – such as renewable energy, new technologies and energy efficiency – are maximised.
The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector).
SLoCaT is a Type II Partnership under the United Nations, meaning that it is a non-legal and non-binding partnership. The SLoCaT Partnership is hosted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).
CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 6,300 companies with some 55% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2017. This is in addition to the over 500 cities and 100 states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition.
Antenna is an integrated marketing and public relations agency for clean energy, sustainability, real estate and emerging technologies. By harnessing the combined power of traditional and digital media platforms and deep domain expertise, Antenna helps innovative companies accelerate their growth and communicate their sustainability efforts. Comprehensive capabilities range from strategic messaging, media relations, content development and thought leadership to social media, web development, graphic design and digital optimization.
Established in 2015, the year the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted, Innovators Magazine strives to inspire and connect cross-sector industries and communities worldwide that are advancing solutions to overcome the world’s biggest challenges. Its online news, magazines, events and initiatives are dedicated to maximising the impact effective communication can play in mainstreaming the transformational changes needed to deliver a sustainable future for people and planet.
In the years since its founding in 2003, Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) has grown to be recognized as the premiere global publication on the evolving theory and practice of social change. Initially launched as a quarterly print publication, SSIR now encompasses a popular website (that boasts approximately 225,000 unique users per month), a robust webinar series program (now in its 10th year), several high-profile annual conferences, emerging multimedia content, and a growing number of international local-language editions (including China, South Korea, and Turkey, and soon to be joined by pan-regional Spanish- and Arabic-language editions). With a cross-sector approach that includes perspectives from nonprofits, foundations, philanthropists, social enterprise, government, business and academia, SSIR is written “for and by” leaders of social change.