Caring for Climate The Business Leadership Platform. May 2014. Caring for Climate: A call to business leaders. “Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. I also believe it is the most potent game changer for business of the next century. It is an opportunity we must seize.
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The Business Leadership Platform
“Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. I also believe it is the most potent game changer for business of the next century. It is an opportunity we must seize.
I want to challenge you. I want to see you in the vanguard of an unprecedented effort to retool the global economy into one that is cleaner, greener and more sustainable.”
—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
30 business sectors
All businesses are invited to join the Caring for Climate initiative by endorsing the Caring for Climate Statement. Joining the initiative requires CEO-level support.
Caring for Climate signatories commit to :
C4C signatories commit to communicate on progress made in implementing the five areas of commitments as outlined in the Caring for Climate Statement
China Summit on C4C
UN Climate Summit
Private Sector Forum
To reach a legally binding agreement in 2015 the role of companies to provide proactive, constructive input for governments and intergovernmental organizations to create effective climate policies is key.
Strategically integrating adaptation measures into business plans and operations in ways that build the resilience of vulnerable communities in developing countries will be key to address climate change risk and opportunities.
National Dialogues: Dialogues at country-level to address climate change risks and opportunities, sustainable development, and climate change adaptation
Action Plans: Country-specific private sector activities and action plans that help support national adaptation strategies and implementation.
Partners: Activities will be led by Global Compact Local Networks with the support of the Caring for Climate Secretariat.
An online platform for companies and other stakeholders showcasing private sector climate projects that have potential for scalability and that seek to advance collective action.
Inspire action and innovation
Foster partnerships and collective efforts
Action Hub Action Areas
Corporate long-term goal-setting is likely to become a key mechanism for businesses to transparently and consistently demonstrate how they are aligning business practices to advance climate solutions.
Climate Change Summit
Caring for Climate Business Forum
China Summit on
Caring for Climate
China Summit on Caring for Climate
Green· Policy· Innovation· Future
A Platform for Policy, Financing and Best Practice
26 June 2014— Beijing, China
2014 Brochure: http://www.gcchina.org.cn/download/2063_1_1389924853.pdf
Luncheon of the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, 23 September 2014
Private Sector Forum Programme
Opening address by the Secretary-General and brief keynote remarks. Over lunch, participants engage in roundtable discussions on specific climate-related themes. The event concludes with a report-back plenary session and the announcement of new commitments to action.
Over 300 high-level participants from both the public and private sectors - including Heads of State/Government, CEOs, and leaders from civil society, foundations and the UN.
Themes, Partners and AnnouncementsTBD in upcoming monthsTo reference past Forums, please visit http://unglobalcompact.org/Issues/Business_Partnerships/meetings_workshops.html
The Caring for Climate Business Forum is held annually in the context of the UN Climate Change Conference to provide a venue for business and investors to meet with Governments, civil society and the UN.