Meetings & Events

Webinar: Commit to Responsible Policy Engagement

September 15, 2015

Companies play an important role in providing proactive, constructive input for governments to create effective climate policies. Through the core elements of legitimacy, opportunity, consistency, accountability and transparency, businesses can connect the dots between their sustainability commitments and their corporate policy positions. Caring for Climate in partnership with WRI, CDP, WWF, Ceres, The Climate Group and PRI, calls on all companies to take a leadership role and commit to engage responsibly in climate policy. Join this webinar to learn more on:
• How to commit to engage responsibly on climate policy;
• The opportunity for companies to feature good practices of how business can provide credible, transparent and consistent input for effective climate action.

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Science Based Targets: How businesses are aligning their goals with climate science

September 25, 2015
New York, NY

The Science Based Targets Initiative – a partnership of CDP, UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute and WWF – will host an exclusive event on 25th September, 2015 during the Climate Week New York, on why and how businesses are accelerating progress towards a low-carbon economy.

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Webinar: Leadership in Carbon Pricing: COP21 and Beyond

October 6, 2015

Please join us to hear highlights from the new UN and World Resources Institute (WRI) report Executive Guide on Carbon Pricing Leadership, to be released on September 21st for consultation and formally presented this December at COP21 in Paris. The report focuses on how companies can develop and implement a carbon pricing program and includes case studies and global trends.The webinar also includes:
Lessons from Microsoft on the operational challenges and opportunities of setting an internal carbon price
Investor perspectives from CalSTRS
An introduction to the UN Caring for Climate Business Leadership Criteria on Carbon Pricing


Caring for Climate Business Forum at COP21/CMP11

December 7, 2015 to December 8, 2015
Paris - Le Bourget, France

The world has an historic opportunity to reach a global agreement on climate change at COP21/CMP11. Only through a critical mass of engaged companies can the private sector be an effective part of the climate solution. Hosted by UN Global Compact, UNEP and UNFCCC secretariat in cooperation with the French COP21/CMP11 incoming-Presidency, the Caring for Climate Business Forum will provide a venue for business and investors to meet with governments, civil society and the UN to advance the climate agenda. With plenary and thematic sessions and high-level meeting, the Forum will serve as a platform for companies to demonstrate progress and announce new commitments to action.

2015 China Summit on Caring for Climate

July 22, 2015
Beijing, China

Hosted by the Global Compact China Network, the 2015 annual China Summit on Caring for Climate will focus on effective and innovative actions taken by companies in China, local governments and other stakeholders in addressing climate change in areas ranging from carbon pricing, water, green technology, green finance, and low-carbon development in specific industrial sectors. The Summit will convene national and local government authorities, business executives from China and abroad, financial institutions, and leaders from the UN, civil society and media. It will provide a platform for dialogue, exchanges and the showcasing of best practices and solutions, as well as opportunities for collective action around climate and environment-related challenges.

Business & Climate Summit

May 20, 2015 to May 21, 2015
Paris, France

Organized by the Global Compact Network France and Entreprises pour l’Environnement, with the support of Caring for Climate and additional partners, the Business & Climate Summit will serve as a platform to highlight business solutions towards a low-carbon economy and discuss the frameworks and policies needed to deploy low-carbon solutions. The Summit will convene both international business leaders and policy makers with a view to encourage dialogue between public and private actors and build momentum towards a climate agreement at COP21 in December in Paris.

Caring for Climate Business Forum at COP20/CMP10

December 8, 2014 to December 9, 2014
Lima, Peru

Caring for Climate will organize the Caring for Climate Business Forum: Innovation. Ambition. Collaboration. at COP20/CMP10 on 8-9 December 2014 in Lima, Peru. Hosted by the UN Global Compact, UN Environment Programme (including its Finance Initiative) and the secretariat of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, in cooperation with the Peru COP Presidency, the Forum will provide a multi-stakeholder platform for dialogue and action among business, investors, civil society, the UN and Government officials.

For more detailed information on the event, please visit the Caring for Climate Business Forum website.

2014 China Summit on Caring for Climate

June 26, 2014 to June 26, 2014
Beijing, China

Organized by the Global Compact Network China, the 2014 China Summit on Caring for Climate will serve as a platform for dialogue and action on the role of business in addressing climate change in China The Summit will convene both Chinese and international business leaders to showcase and scale up efforts on topics such as climate finance, low-carbon technologies and solutions, and ways in which the private sector can support national climate change policy priorities. The Summit will additionally feature the importance of youth engagement in the climate discussion with a view to improve the awareness of climate change among all members of society.

Caring for Climate Business Forum at COP19/CMP9

November 19, 2013 to November 20, 2013
Warsaw, Poland

The United Nations Global Compact, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat and UN Environment Programme held the inaugural Caring for Climate Business Forum on 19-20 November in Warsaw, Poland at COP19/CMP19 where, for the first time, the private sector joined with the public sector in the co-creation of climate change solutions as an official part of the Conference of Parties. Top executives from leading companies showcased to diplomats, policymakers and world leaders the contributions that business and investors are making towards climate action.

For more detailed information on the event, please visit the Caring for Climate Business Forum website.

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China Summit on Caring for Climate

July 29, 2013 to July 31, 2013

Organized by the Global Compact Network China, the China Summit on Caring for Climate aimed to raise awareness of climate change, disseminate best practices, and enable businesses from China and abroad to tackle the issue together through innovation and cooperation. The Summit, with support from the Chinese government, introduced national policies and regulations related to climate change. The outcomes of the meeting will be submitted to relevant Chinese authorities as well as at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit and Caring for Climate Business Forum.

For more detailed information on the event, please visit UN Global Compact News & Events.

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Climate Policy Engagement Webinars

June 20, 2013 to July 25, 2013

Ahead of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC to be held in November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland, Caring for Climate is conducting a study on corporate engagement on climate change policy, together with the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Ceres and CDP. This study seeks to help companies evaluate, improve and demonstrate responsible influence on climate change policy, as well as to develop guidance material and recommendations for companies to become responsible corporate climate stewards. Responsible business engagement on climate change policy can help steer more action and commitments from both businesses and policy-makers in support of the climate agenda.

Two webinars will be conducted to gather input from signatories on the study. Webinars will be open for Caring for Climate signatories.

  • Webinar 1: 20 June 2013, 9-10.30 EDT
  • Webinar 2: 25 July 2013, 9-10.30 EDT

To register for the upcoming webinars, please send an email to

Caring for Climate: Third Meeting of Signatories

May 17, 2011
Copenhagen, Denmark

The UN Global Compact’s Caring for Climate initiative convened its third conference of signatories and stakeholders – an event that drew more than 100 senior representatives from business, civil society, Government, the UN and other interests. Focused on business contributions to global sustainability ahead of Rio+20, participants discussed ways to advance the initiative’s current workstreams – climate and development and low carbon leaders – as well as collective ways to address the climate-water-energy nexus.

Caring for Climate: Second Meeting of Signatories

April 10, 2010
Geneva, Switzerland

Caring for Climate initiative convened its second meeting of signatories and stakeholders – an event that included approximately 100 senior representatives from business, finance, the public sector and United Nations, as well as civil society. Coming after Copenhagen, this conference provided an important platform for companies to demonstrate their continued commitment to addressing climate change.

UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change

September 22, 2009
New York, USA

An integral part of the Secretary-General’s Summit on Climate Change, the Forum brought together Government, Business, Civil Society and the UN to discuss how to build positive momentum for climate negotiations and how business can be part of the solution

World Business Summit on Climate Change

May 24, 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark

The World Business Summit on Climate Change, convened by the Copenhagen Climate Council in cooperation with the UN Global Compact and five other organizations was held six months prior to the UN climate conference (COP 15). At the Summit, chief executives put forward recommendations for the next international framework on climate change. The summit also addressed the role of business in helping solve the climate crisis.

Caring for Climate: First Meeting of Signatories

October 20, 2008
Geneva, Switzerland

The UN Global Compact in cooperation with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) convened the first meeting of Caring for Climate signatories on 20-21 October 2008 at UN Headquarters in Geneva. The meeting brought together 150 business executives, government representatives, UN officials and climate experts involved in designing the post-Kyoto climate framework.

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