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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

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    View the Full List in Who’s Involved
    Name Sector Country
    Barrick Gold Corporation Industrial Metals & Mining Canada
    AXA Financial Services France
    AGL Energy Limited Gas, Water & Multiutilities Australia
    Baker & McKenzie Global Services LLC Support Services United States of America
    CEMEX Construction & Materials Mexico

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