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We Mean Business

We Mean Business is a coalition of organisations working with many of the world’s most influential businesses and investors. These businesses recognise that the transition to a low carbon economy is essential to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for mankind. To accelerate this transition, the coalition operates as a common platform to amplify the business voice, catalyse bold climate action, and promote smart policy frameworks.

Our involvement

The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) plays a fundamental role within the coalition, building on its policy and strategic work advocating for climate change solutions and leveraging the efforts of its EU and global business members.

Eliot Whittington, CLG’s Acting Director, sits on the Board of Directors of the We Mean Business coalition.

What does We Mean Business do?

We Mean Business offers companies and investors a common platform to act and be recognised for leadership on climate change. Companies can commit to one or all of a set of climate initiatives, including:

  • putting an effective price on carbon
  • having a strategy in place to procure 100 per cent of electricity from renewable sources
  • committing to responsible corporate engagement in climate policy
  • providing climate change information in mainstream filing to meet fiduciary duty
  • removing commodity-driven deforestation from supply chain
  • joining fast mitigation by eliminating short-term climate pollutants

In addition, companies can work to scale low carbon solutions to meet specific technology challenges to tackle climate change.

Together, these commitments and actions can make a huge positive impact.

The coalition also seeks to send a strong signal to governments and policymakers that businesses and investors all over the world are taking action and want smart climate policy that will scale solutions and help deliver a more prosperous and resilient future.

Founding members