The Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders seeks to maintain private sector momentum for ambitious climate action, foster cross-sector and public-private collaboration that can help scale up climate solutions, and help shape support for the delivery of the Paris Agreement and the sustainable development goals. The group represents business leaders from diverse industry sectors and regions who use their position and influence to drive change.
About the Alliance
At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015, 51 CEOs provided a strong business voice when, ahead of meetings between governments to negotiate the Paris Agreement in 2015, they publicly called upon governments to "take bold action at the Paris climate conference (COP 21) in December 2015 to secure a more prosperous world for all of us. We are already taking action, and we stand ready to work together with the international community to help deliver practical climate solutions."
27 CEOs urged G20 nations to formally accept and act on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure, chaired by Michael Bloomberg. Alliance members argued that companies should disclose the material financial risks they face from climate change in an open message to the G20:
"Timely implementation of the recommendations is an important step towards delivering the commitments of the Paris Agreement and keeping global warming to well below 2°C. Enhanced disclosure will also enable better assessment of financial stability implications and help support an orderly transition to a low-carbon economy."
CEOs released an open letter ahead of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by the World Economic Forum (the Forum) on behalf of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders. By 2018, the Alliance has collectively reduced emissions by 9% and is committed to reducing these further.