The Climate Group launches new partnership to engage businesses in Japan

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25 April 2017

LONDON: The Climate Group has announced a new collaboration with the Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (Japan-CLP), to engage leading Japanese businesses in our global corporate campaigns on renewable power, energy productivity and electric mobility.

Japan-CLP will support the RE100 and EP100 initiatives - which bring together the world’s most influential companies committed to 100% clean electricity and doubling energy productivity respectively - and the soon to be launched EV100 campaign.

The announcement of the new partnership comes just days after RE100 confirmed its first Japanese member, Ricoh Company Ltd., which has set the goal of sourcing 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2050.

The business case

By partnering with Japan-CLP, a membership organization bringing together Asian companies committed to action on sustainability, The Climate Group aims to increase global awareness of the business benefits of renewable energy, energy productivity and electro-mobility, and inspire more leading companies to join our campaigns.

While energy demand grows globally, businesses are increasingly aware of the need to future proof the efficiency of their operations. Our corporate campaigns, part of the We Mean Business coalition, help companies to reduce carbon emissions, enhance resilience, and boost their bottom lines.

Leadership role

Mike Peirce, Corporate Partnerships Director, The Climate Group, said: “We are excited to take our work to a new part of the world, and a country well known for its leadership in clean technology innovation and development.”

“Building sustainability into business operations drives innovation and increases competitive edge. It also demonstrates the kind of leadership we need to create shifts in policies and markets that will keep global warming well below two degrees Celsius,” he added.

Japan-CLP will act on behalf of The Climate Group in Japan, offering guidance to companies interested in joining RE100, EP100 and EV100.

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