CORPORATE CLIMATE ALLIANCE
REPRESENTING, ADVOCATING FOR, AND ORGANIZING ON BEHALF OF C-SUITE LEADERS DETERMINED TO MINIMIZE THE BUSINESS RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The Corporate Climate Alliance (CCA) is a nonprofit organization that brings together for-profit corporations whose leaders are concerned about the financial risk that climate change poses to the future of their business, employees, and communities.
CCA IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING TOGETHER CORPORATE LEADERS WHO SUPPORT LEGISLATION, POLICY, AND PROGRAMS THAT REDUCE THE BUSINESS RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. THIS APPROACH ENTAILS:
Minimizing the carbon footprint of our own businesses
Leading through the strength of our combined financial and human capital to develop initiatives committed to the mitigation of climate change
Employing our collective resources to influence political debate, with the aim of improving laws that do not yet reflect the risks of climate change to businesses
Facing ever-worsening climate trends, the world community has reached, to quote Andy Grove, a “strategic inflection point”— a now-or-never moment when significant action is crucial. In 2016, the World Economic Forum's annual report on global risks for the first time lists “failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation” as the “most potentially impactful” global risk.
We as corporate leaders are not immune to the impending negative consequences of an unpredictable climate. The damage caused by the effects of greenhouse gases on the environment has been devastating, to the extent that we are starting to witness considerable impacts on our businesses. We can no longer turn a blind eye to these developments; climate-conscious decision making is of course good for the planet first and foremost, but it simultaneously ensures the longevity of our corporations and the industries wherein they operate as a whole.
The U.S. Federal Government, meanwhile, continues to allocate massive subsidies to the companies causing the most damage, while providing significantly less to those businesses and organizations fighting to effect positive change. Acting on an awareness of this imbalance, a group of corporations recently joined to form The Corporate Climate Alliance.
We need concerned corporate leaders to join us and create an intelligent, forceful, and effective voice in the worldwide campaign to reduce hydrocarbon emissions. It is important that we act now, from a position of economic strength, before the damage resulting from climate change sets back efforts to make significant progress. Given the lack of participation by the federal government, corporations have the imperative to take action independently.