The preceding article described how different organisations working in very disparate areas (climate change, human and labour rights, combating climate change, sustainable and renewable energy , etc.) share a common goal: sustainable development.
Governments, business, NGOs…
In addition to providing information, the Take Part portal seeks to involve its readers in social causes. Its Take Action section combines campaigns from over 150 NGOs that seek support for initiatives in pursuit of sustainable development. Ceres mobilises a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and extend the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions for building a healthy world economy.
Ceres is also part of the We Mean Business coalition, whose objective is to accelerate the development of a low-carbon economy in cooperation with other private sector organisations. They include the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which promotes best practices in sustainability and represents over 200 international companies in a range of initiatives related to sustainable development and the private sector.
Another member of this coalition is the Corporate Leaders Group (CLG), a select group of business leaders who share the conviction that there is an urgent need to develop new policies to combat climate change.
One of the members of We Mean Business is CDP, a global system for disclosure of corporate environmental performance which accredits excellence on the part of suppliers of products and services based on low-carbon business models.
The coalition also includes the Carbon Tracker Initiative, an independent non-profit organisation comprising financial specialists who align capital market actions with climate reality. They examine how to adapt the financial system to the energy transition towards a low-carbon future.
The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), which is integrated into the World Bank and is also related to the Global Compact, brings together leaders from government, business and civil society to foster political support for designing and implementing carbon pricing policy and help to set the scene for carbon pricing.
Many private-sector CEOs have expressed concern about global warming. At the Global Economic Forum in 2015, a group of CEOs of companies that are leaders in the area of sustainability created the CEO Climate Leadership Group with the goal of participating actively in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, limit global warming to 2ºC and ease the transition to a low-carbon economy.