What we do
The Exponential Roadmap Initiative brings together innovators, disruptors and transformers taking action in line with 1.5°C. Our purpose is to accelerate exponential climate action and solutions through groundbreaking projects, with the mission to halve emissions before 2030.
The Exponential Roadmap Initiative is an accredited partner of the United Nations-backed Race To Zero and a founding partner of the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders and the SME Climate Hub. The initiative has created the 1.5°C Business Playbook, a guideline for exponential climate action.
The Exponential Roadmap Initiative backs a campaign launched by the We Mean Business Coalition to mobilise business voices for an agreement to phase out fossil fuels at the upcoming UN climate change conference, COP28.
Exponential Roadmap Initiative’s commitment to solving the climate crisis recognised at UN Climate Ambition Summit
Johan Falk, CEO and co-founder of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, participated in the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Ambition Summit on 20 September, in recognition of his and the initiative's commitment to solving the climate crisis.
The authors propose to use artificial intelligence tools to support the scale-out of clean energy infrastructure globally and achieve tripling of renewable energies by 2030.
H2 Green Steel first manufacturing company to join Exponential Roadmap Initiative as Climate Solutions Company
By recognising H2 Green Steel as a Climate Solutions Company, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, a partner of the UN-backed Race to Zero, validates the Swedish industrial start-up’s plan to deliver significant emissions reductions compared with traditional steel manufacturing.
Energy Edge accelerator program launched by Accenture Sweden, Microsoft Sweden and Exponential Roadmap Initiative
Accelerating and scaling digital and disruptive energy innovations lies at the heart of a new project from Accenture Sweden, Microsoft Sweden and Exponential Roadmap Initiative.
Solutions House gathers climate experts, entrepreneurs, storytellers and influencers, to accelerate exponential climate action - run by Futerra, Google and the Exponential Roadmap Initiative.
The Greening Cash Action Guide details actions companies can and should take action to measure and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from how banks manage their cash.
A new global platform harnessing AI could quickly identify clean energy projects worth $2 trillion. Owen Gaffney, Johan Falk and Aaron Vaden-Youmans make the case in Context news.
With this year's World Environment Day themed “Solutions to plastic pollution”, we examine the Exponential Roadmap Initiative members putting circularity at the heart of their climate strategies.
On World Environment Day, Exponential Roadmap Initiative member Ragn-Sells joins the global call for solutions to plastic pollution. With a focus on circular practices, Ragn-Sells is dedicated to tackling this environmental challenge and working towards a sustainable future.
Swedish marketing and communication agencies launch initiative to improve climate and sustainability communication
Around 20 Swedish companies, organisations and bureaus launched today an initiative aiming to further accurate and credible marketing and communication on climate and sustainability, with science-based guidance from Exponential Roadmap Initiative.
Former COP26 High-Level Climate Action Champion Nigel Topping told sustainability professionals that they need to embrace exponential growth and grasp at new and emerging climate solutions, or risk suffering in their markets, at an event marking edie’s Business Leadership Month.
The answer to putting our planet on a better track lies in reinforcing feedback loops, argue Exponential Roadmap Initiative Co-founders Owen Gaffney and Johan Falk in a comment for Reuters Events Sustainable Business for Earth Day.
Ahead of Earth Day, on April 20, Exponential Solutions Day of Stockholm Climate Week brings together leaders in business, policy and science to create momentum for scaling the climate solutions that are here now and affordable and that can transform the way we live, work, and thrive in a sustainable world.
The Exponential Roadmap Initiative (ERI) welcomes the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) as a new member. By joining, SSC will strategically work to halve the company’s own carbon emissions throughout the whole value chain.
Join Food and Agriculture Day at Stockholm Climate Week! For Earth Day, the week's events bring together leaders in policy, business, science and civil society to accelerate climate action and scale up the solutions that climate science tells us are here, now, and affordable.
Johan Rockström, Co-chair of the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, is among the 100 most influential people of 2023, selected by Time magazine.
Register now for Stockholm Climate Week and join us on 20 April for Exponential Solutions Day to discuss the solutions that are available now and affordable to halve emissions by 2030.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of communities and economies around the world. They make up 90% of business globally, employ 70% of the world’s workforce and contribute over 50% of global GDP. However, despite their collective impact, small businesses are often amongst the most vulnerable to change and disruption.
To successfully halve emissions by 2030 we must exponentially scale climate solutions, shifting out the fossil economy. Transformative and disruptive companies are leading the way, but stronger policy, finance and utilization of digitalisation is required to accelerate the race to the top. This video summarizes some of the many important actions and actors from COP27
The science is clear on three things. First, globally, greenhouse gas emissions need to halve by 2030 to reach net zero by 2050. Second, this remains just about an achievable goal. And finally, the world is way off track.
Dear changemakers and leaders everywhere. We can do it! We, the undersigned, are the impatient optimists among business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, disruptors, innovators, scientists, influencers and policymakers worldwide. Join this climate call to action signed by business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, scientists and influencers.
The 1.5°C Business Playbook is a guideline for exponential climate action. Supported and used by some of the most influential and innovative companies in the world with a combined yearly revenue of 900 billion dollars. Read the new version and see how leading companies are applying the 4 Climate Pillars in their strategies: exponentialbusiness.org
Grounded in the latest climate science, the roadmap outlines a path to reach net zero emissions from the land sector by 2030 through natural climate solutions. Produced by Conservation International together with Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, WWF and the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the roadmap establishes a new “Carbon Law for Nature” – a benchmark for emissions from the land sector each year.
1.5 Business Playbook: Version 3.0 out now
“The science makes clear that we need a fundamental reshaping of business and finance. Every board and every company must show a credible strategy to align with 1.5°C. This Playbook is an excellent guide for the necessary journey to net zero emissions, to prepare business for the fastest economic transition in history and help them drive it. It’s a guide for preserving a more liveable planet for future generations.”
Convenor, Mission 2020
“The 1.5°C Business Playbook provides a great framework aligned with the Race to Zero campaign, available today for companies to use. Focusing on simplicity and speed, it will help companies to halve emissions by 2030 towards net-zero well before 2050.”
UK High Level Climate
Action Champion for COP26
“The only pathway left is massive emissions reductions across all business sectors in the next decade. We show that this is achievable,”
Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre
“As a sustainability pioneer, we have been both an advocate of climate action and investing in research and development of climate solutions. We believe leveraging technology, such as digitalisation and 5G, will be fundamental to halve emissions every decade. Ericsson have cut our own emissions by 50% and are working to meet further reductions. We have demonstrated solutions that help make it possible. Now other companies and policy-makers must act to scale demonstrated solutions to enable exponential reduction of carbon emissions globally.”
“Businesses must align with the 1.5°C pathway if we want to address the climate emergency. The 1.5°C Business Playbook provides an action plan for businesses of all sizes to develop and urgently implement ambitious climate strategies.”
CEO, We Mean Business coalition
“We need to halve global emissions by 2030 and become nature positive at the same time to tackle the climate emergency. We have the answers in our hands – we just need sharper action. The solutions to halve emissions by 2030 exist in all sectors and many are scaling exponentially. This is the moment to scale even faster and make a pull-in. The companies that realize that today are the winners of tomorrow.”
CEO & Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative
“Humanity is taking grave risks with the stability of the Earth’s life support system as global average surface temperatures continues to rise. We now need the fastest economic transition in history.”
Co-founder Exponential Roadmap Initiative and Co-lead author Exponential Roadmap