chapter  10
11 Pages

The Climate Group: advancing climate change leadership

WithJim Walker

This chapter describes the key activities of The Climate Group, presents a number of case studies where The Climate Group has catalysed significant change and reflects on the role that can be played by leadership initiatives in responding to the threat presented by climate change. The formation of The Climate Group was driven by insights from research carried out in 2003 by Rockefeller Brothers Fund into the multiple actions being undertaken worldwide by businesses and governments. The Climate Group has developed a structured Corporate Leadership Programme for its corporate members, focusing on achieving best practice. One of the most important elements of The Climate Group's work is supporting political leaders who are prepared to show courage in setting the regulatory frameworks required to combat climate change. Very different area where The Climate Group has been able to move things forward quickly and practically has been in the UK consumer market with the creation of the 'Together' campaign.