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Carbon Pricing Champions

Putting a price on carbon can encourage low-carbon growth and lower greenhouse gas emissions. More and more, business leaders are standing up in support of a price on carbon. Already, nearly 40 national and 20 sub-national jurisdictions are already participating or preparing for a carbon price. The UN Global Compact calls on companies to set an internal price at a minimum of $100 per metric ton over time.

You can join them. Become a Carbon Pricing Champion and help us shift investment toward a clean energy economy.

Are you a Carbon Pricing Champion?

Champion companies commit to:

  • Set an internal carbon price high enough to materially affect investment decisions to drive down greenhouse gas emissions
  • Publicly advocate the importance of carbon pricing through policy mechanisms that take into account country-specific economies and policy contexts
  • Communicate on progress over time on the two criteria above in public corporate reports.

Apply now

If you’re ready to become a Carbon Pricing Champion:

  1. Submit a signed letter stating your company’s alignment and commitment to the criteria. View a sample letter of support.
  2. Send the signed letter with your company’s logo to caring4climate@unglobalcompact.org.

Take the next step: Join a working group

Once you’ve become a Carbon Pricing Champion, you can make an even bigger difference by helping to shape the future activities of this effort.

Join the Caring for Climate Business & Investors Working Group, alongside other senior corporate experts, investors, civil society, Global Compact Local Networks and partners.

As part of the Working Group, you can:

  • Inspire carbon pricing champions: Mobilize businesses worldwide to align with the leadership criteria
  • Facilitate dialogue and local action: Contribute to driving national and local dialogues in collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks to advance carbon pricing policies
  • Provide content and knowledge: Expand and deepen the business case for carbon pricing and produce an inspirational guide on realizing the Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing

From our Library


View the Full List in Who’s Involved
Name Sector Country
Sunmoney Solar FZ LLE Alternative Energy United Arab Emirates
BNP Paribas Financial Services France
Gas Natural Fenosa Gas, Water & Multiutilities Spain
Galp Energia, S.G.P.S., S.A. Oil & Gas Producers Portugal
Wesfarmers Limited General Retailers Australia

Our Partners

  • UN Global Compact
  • UNEP
  • UNFCCC Secretariat