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Companies play an important role in providing proactive, constructive input for governments to create effective climate policies. While making a commitment to sustainability is important, it is also critical to connect the dots between this commitment and your corporate policy positions.
A number of organizations have come together to provide a framework to help you do so. The Caring for Climate initiative has partnered with the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Ceres and The Climate Group. Together, we ask companies to take a leadership role and commit to engage responsibly in climate policy.
What You Can Do
To engage responsibly in climate policy, companies must adopt core elements of legitimacy, opportunity, consistency, accountability and transparency.
Specifically, we ask companies to:
- Identify the risks, opportunities and influences on your climate change policies
- Align your internal practices and external messages
- Report publicly on climate change policy influences
To publicly commit to responsible corporate engagement in climate policy, please visit the Caring for Climate website.