The Climate Group is an award-winning, international non-profit. We specialize in bold, catalytic and high-impact climate and energy initiatives with the world’s leading businesses and state and regional governments. Our work is at the forefront of ambitious climate action.
Our vision is a world of prosperous ‘net-zero’ emission economies and thriving, sustainable societies.
Our mission is to catalyze climate leadership in government and business to accelerate the shift to a prosperous and thriving ‘net-zero’ future for all. We do this by communicating to inform, convening to connect, and collaborating to scale and succeed.
Founded in 2004, our offices are located in Beijing, Hong Kong, New Delhi, New York and London.
Our philosophy is simple: we believe that tackling climate change is an opportunity – an opportunity to build a smarter, better more prosperous world for all.
To make this happen, all our work is guided by four key insights:
Climate change is an economic issue not just an environmental concern. Government and business leaders are sensitive to moral imperatives, but they respond best to clear messages and proposals that combine economic, social and environmental benefits. Leaders also respond better to approaches that enrol and involve people. So we present solutions professionally and in business terms, making the economic case for their implementation.
A small community of leaders can have a big influence. When leaders lead, others follow, so we work with sector leading companies and forward thinking governments to create tipping points for transformative change. We know that by building a critical mass of leaders that demonstrate the feasibility, affordability and profitability of bold climate action, the majority will follow.
Clear communication of practical success stories drives action. Information about the science and economics of climate change is extensive, occasionally overwhelming, and often inaccessible to decision and opinion makers. Much can be achieved by presenting case studies and evidence of success in new and compelling ways, and communicating a clear vision for change that is positive and optimistic.
Partnerships are more effective than organisations acting alone. Our active network of governments, business and other partners enables new, innovative partnerships to generate original, bold and exciting climate and clean energy actions. We look to partner like-minded organisations to ensure that the total of our efforts is greater than the sum of their parts.
We believe that tackling climate change is an opportunity: an opportunity to build a smarter, better more prosperous world for all. We are optimistic, solutions-oriented and dynamic.
We seek to make well-designed strategic interventions that, by catalyzing leadership and unlocking specific barriers, drive transformational change.
Recognizing the urgency of addressing climate change and the need for bold and ambitious action, we are prepared to take risks to achieve our goals and accept that by not playing safe we may not always succeed.
We’re judged by our results, not by our plans. We’re committed to seeking impacts, but we’re flexible enough to adapt our approach to changing circumstances in order to achieve our strategic priorities.
We approach our role with humility and transparency. We support the work of leaders and we give credit where credit is due.
As a small organization we can’t achieve our goals alone, so we value partnership and actively seek out collaboration that will maximize our impact. We see other organizations that share our goals as allies and, where possible, look to support their work. We work together, we’re respectful of different cultures and we seek out different approaches, recognizing that there is strength in diversity.
We actively and equally support all individuals, organizations and governments that demonstrate leadership on climate change and show no preference on the basis of their nationality and political affiliation.
We recognize our responsibility to our supporters, partners and the wider world. From the rigor of our research, to the presentation of our reports, to the quality of our events, we aspire to excellence in everything we do. We expect these values to be reflected in the way we carry out our work and guide the decisions we make.