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Corporations around the world are waking up to the leading role they can play in reversing the effects of climate change. Recognising that those who live in poverty are especially vulnerable to resource exploitation, pollution and extreme weather, we wholeheartedly support their efforts.

In 2014, we pledged to put businesses at the forefront of fighting climate change by launching We Mean Business, a coalition of organisations that advise companies on ways they can become more sustainable and responsible. Through the coalition’s Take Action campaign, over 870 leading companies are already committed to bold climate action. When companies choose low-carbon ways to manufacture, package and transport goods, their choices benefit people today and, crucially, increase the chances that children will have better lives tomorrow.

The first step on the path to action is daring to believe that we can make a better world.

Nigel, We Mean Business CEO

The first step on the path to action is daring to believe that we can make a better world.

Nigel, We Mean Business CEO
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Read a interview with Nigel Topping, We Mean Business CEO >

“The first step on the path to action is daring to believe that we can make a better world,” says Nigel Topping, We Mean Business CEO. “Young people are right to demand more action. I’m inspired by the leadership of Greta Thunberg. She famously told the audience at this year’s World Economic Forum, ‘I want you to panic!’—a call to action, not to despair.”

In 2018, we announced the extension of our commitment to climate-related projects, planning to give €700 million in total until 2023. We support programmes that will not only reduce carbon emissions—ensuring future generations will still have a place to call home—but that will also make an immediate and tangible difference in our daily lives. This radical collaboration across corporations, governments and citizens’ groups is the togetherness needed to create a liveable planet.