Semcon accelerates its climate action agenda – commits to several initiatives and the 1.5 °C ambition.
SEMCON: Joins the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the Science Based Targets initiative, the Race to Zero campaign and the UN Global Compact. These initiatives are all aligned with the ambition of the Paris Agreement to limit the global warming to 1.5 °C above...
UNFCCC: Over 4,500 non-state actors from across the global economy have committed to halving emissions by 2030, joining the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign. These actors from over 92 countries recognise the value and the imperative of racing to a zero-carbon economy...
RACE TO ZERO: Over 4,500 non-state actors from across the global economy have committed to halving emissions by 2030, joining the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign. These actors from over 92 countries recognise the value and the imperative of racing to a zero carbon...
Google and Polestar step up exponential climate action- joins Exponential Roadmap Initiative and UN Race to Zero
On the first year anniversary of the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign – Google and Polestar announce that they have joined the Exponential Roadmap Initiative and the Race to Zero, the largest ever alliance committed to halving emissions before 2030 towards net zero emissions by no later than 2050.
IKEA: Almost two thirds of the IKEA climate footprint is directly connected to the supply chain, including production at suppliers. Today, IKEA announces a program with the intention of securing 100% renewable electricity at direct suppliers – especially in markets...
THE TELEGRAPH: Small and medium sized enterprises are at the very heart of Britain’s efforts to build back greener from the pandemic.
Together For Our Planet Business Climate Leaders Campaign: The SME Climate Hub supports the UK government’s new campaign to encourage small businesses to go green
SME CLIMATE HUB: Small businesses are urged to commit to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 and reach net zero emissions before 2050 — a milestone aimed at avoiding the worst effects of climate change while ensuring business viability.
The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders welcomes Microsoft to the fast growing group of multinational corporations committed to driving climate action throughout global supply chains in line with latest science.
BUSINESS GREEN: Tech giant joins multinationals such as IKEA, Ericsson, BT Group, Unilever and Nestle in push to encourage suppliers to embrace greener business practices.
SUPPLY CHAIN DIGITAL: Microsoft has today joined the 1.5C Supply Chain Leaders Group as its latest member alongside other major corporates such as Unilever, BT Group, IKEA, and Ericsson. The purpose of the alliance, launched in 2020, is to encourage small and...
HAGA INITIATIVE: According to Ambitionsindex 2021 by Hagainitiativet, one-third of companies have committed to halving their emissions by 2030 following the Carbon Law, an increase from 20 % last year. Moreover, the index shows that 92 % of companies have climate...
EXPONENTIAL ROADMAP INITIATIVE: On Earth Day we hosted the second Exponential Climate Action Summit- Financing the Race to Zero, together with We Don't Have Time and Ericsson. Watch highlights from Johan Falk, Johan Rockström, Nigel Topping and Mats Pellbäck Scharp,...
NETFLIX: The science is clear on what humanity needs to do. There are three priorities: cut greenhouse gases to zero, protect the wetlands, soils, forests and oceans that absorb our impacts, and change our diets and the way we farm food
Tech Mahindra joins the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders- Commits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across value chain
TECH MAHINDRA: Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions, today announced that it has joined forces with growing group of global corporations including Ericsson, IKEA, Telia Company, BT...
CYBERCOM: Cybercom’s complete Sustainability Report for 2020 has been published on the company’s website cybercom.com/report. The sustainability report is the first of its kind to be produced with support from the Exponential Roadmap initiative to apply its 1,5°C...
RACE TO ZERO: On the eve of the US-hosted Leaders’ Summit on Climate, the business community is looking to governments to set ambitious national plans for cutting greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10 years that will accelerate the green recovery.
SVENSKA DAGBLADET: Investerare, innovatörer, entreprenörer, styrelseledamöter och anställda. Inför morgondagens Earth Day har vi gjort det lättare för er att göra rätt än att göra fel (Swedish).
Top Climate Economist Lord Stern Will Say Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050 is the Growth Story of the 21st Century.
WE DONT HAVE TIME: ‘Financing the Race to Zero’ Takes Centre Stage at Exponential Climate Action Summit, hosted by We Don't Have Time, Exponential Roadmap Initiative and Ericsson.
UNFCCC: Earth Day, celebrated annually on 22 April, will again see more than 1 billion people participating in activities around the world to draw attention to the urgency of the climate crisis and environmental degradation and the need for immediate action. This...
RACE TO ZERO: Nigel Topping, Börje Ekholm, Christiana Figueres: In order to help companies of any size take climate action, a group of industry and academic partners recently launched the 1.5°C Business Playbook. It is a framework for enterprises to identify value...
POSTNORD: Digitalisation with the climate in focus makes it possible for businesses to gain a competitive advantage, according to Johan Falk, co-founder and Head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative (Swedish).
ERICSSON: In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s hard to apprehend that society should be battling another crisis: climate change. In the lead up to COP26, find out how Ericsson is taking global action to tackle climate change together with We Don't Have Time and...
PRIME COMPUTER: As a manufacturer of hardware for sustainable IT solutions, Prime Computer has joined the Exponential Roadmap Initiative as a partner.
RACE TO ZERO: Commitments pledged under the Race to Zero campaign now cover at least two thirds of the global economy, putting 2021 on a path to be the most impactful year for climate action ever.
DR.JONATHAN FOLEY: Every climate solution works differently, unfolding at different speeds. We’ll need them all, traveling in four parallel waves, to stop climate change.
AKTUELL HÅLLBARHET: Johan Falk, Head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative, was listed as the 30th most powerful voice in sustainability, along with names such as Svante Axelsson, Greta Thunberg and Johan Rockström. (Swedish)
ERICSSON: Digital technology may be our most powerful, scalable tool to tackle climate change. With 2020 showing digitalization can be rapidly accelerated, the same will be true when it comes to CO2 reductions. 5G opens up these new opportunities – why not use it to...
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: Supply-chain decarbonization will be a “game changer” for the impact of corporate climate action. As 90% of the world’s businesses..
INC: With a sweep of a the pen, America just rejoined the Paris Agreement. But more must be done.
Global corporations Nestlé, Telefónica and Ragn-Sells announce today - on the 5thanniversary of the Paris Agreement - that they have joined forces with Ericsson, IKEA,Telia, BT Group and Unilever, in the ‘1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders’ group, committing toreducing their...
TRADE FINANCE GLOBAL: The SME Climate Hub has joined forces with Oxford University to provide SMEs with tools and resources to help them take climate action. Ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement signing, the freely available tools and resources are...
DAGENS INDUSTRI: Read the article to find answers to common questions about Dagens Industris sustainability index. (Swedish)
Nestlé has today joined the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, a coalition of organizations acting in line with the UN 1.5°C ambition on climate change. Members include technology innovators, scientists, companies and NGOs, all working to accelerate climate action. The...
Join us on December 11th (07.00 CET). The roundtable focuses on on the governance gap we face and will explore possibilities for the scaling of climate action towards COP26 and beyond, and features Ban Ki-Moon, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Johan Falk and many...
Accenture in Sweden join the Exponential Roadmap Initiative as partners of the 1.5°C Business Playbook. The decision is a part of Accentures new commitments to sustainability — including goals for net-zero emissions by 2025. (Swedish)
The SME Climate Hub & Oxford University join forces to provide SMEs with climate action tools and resources
The SME Climate Hub partners have now joined forces with Oxford University’s Net Zero Climate Research and Engagement Team to provide small and medium-sized businesses with a database of practical tools and resources to curb emissions and build business...
MEDIUM: In a gathering of major industry executives at the Exponential Climate Action Summit, Inter IKEA Group’s head of climate, Andreas Ahrens, defined why they were all there: “We all need to work together, and we shouldn’t take pride in the secret of our...
It is vital that small and medium-sized companies in large corporate supply chains decarbonise, and that they are supported and incentivised to do so. Smaller companies do not have the luxury of sustainability teams to take them on this journey, so ensuring they get...
STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE: The 1.5°C Business Playbook guides companies and organisations of all sizes to exponential climate action and helps them align with the 1.5°C ambition. It is a concrete tool to facilitate the first step of halving emissions, and focuses on...
The SME Climate Hub — co-hosted by the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the We Mean Business coalition and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign — was launched at the 2020-edition of New York Climate Week.
Exponential Roadmap Initiative amplifies its impact by becoming an official partner of the Race To Zero campaign and TED Countdown, while announcing second version of 1.5°C Business Playbook.
New initiative will help small and medium-sized businesses to curb carbon emissions to increase competitiveness
Castellum has been selected as a partner in the Exponential Roadmap Initiative and thus supports the 1.5 ° C Business Playbook, a tool that guides companies and organizations to set a strategy in line with the Paris agreement and move to action.
ERICSSON: Ericsson has joined the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders initiative, a group of major multinational corporations who have committed to supporting supply chain partners to curb emissions, build business resilience and gain a competitive advantage in the...
The Exponential Roadmap Initiative has today launched the “1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders”, a group of major multinational corporations, including Ericsson, IKEA, Telia, BT Group, and Unilever, that have joined forces to drive climate action across their supply chains
BUSINESS-GREEN: BT Group, Ikea, and Unilever among a host of big brands backing plans to help smaller businesses set net-zero goals, as 1.5C Supply Chain Leaders group commits to making climate targets a key factor in purchasing criteria
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: There is a clear shift in the demands of customers, employees, governments, investors and more. They expect companies to be climate leaders and with good reason. Companies that don’t consider climate risks and act to mitigate them will find it...
BUSINESS-GREEN: BT Group, Ikea, and Unilever among a host of big brands backing plans to help smaller businesses set net-zero goals, as the 1.5C Supply Chain Leaders group commits to making climate targets a key factor in purchasing criteria.
“We don’t need the ever-increasing number of pledges and petitions, we need companies to set clear targets, start exponential action and communicate progress. “, says Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Head of Sustainability, Ericsson in the support for the initiative.
Guiding companies and organisations in the Race to Zero
RAMBOLL: A session från Nordic Buildtech Day 2020: How do we create a modern and sustainable society? Who is prepared to take the lead? How will the initiatives be financed? (Swedish)
FINANCIAL TIMES: There is sufficient evidence to draw the most fundamental of conclusions: now is the time to declare a state of planetary emergency. The point is not to admit defeat, but to match the risk with the necessary action to protect the global commons for...
ERICSSON: Dive into a creative reflection on stakeholder collaboration for supply chain climate action and the global alignment around the 1.5°C ambition. When it comes to climate action, find out why collaboration is the key to success through the lens of Wes...
Contributors and partners We Don't Have Time: "Is the 1.5-degree target just childsplay? Or does it make good business sense? It seems like the latter, and with this guide there is a way for businesses and organisations to lead us into a future for all."
Exponential Roadmap Initiative announce partnership with ICC & UNFCCC
Outdoor sportswear brand Houdini joins as supporting partner of the 1.5°C Business Playbook.
Alfa Laval, a world leader within the key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling, joins as supporting partner of the 1.5°C Business Playbook. (Swedish)
AFRY is now partner to the first business playbook for exponential climate action. The initiative was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2020, and aims to help companies and organisations align with the 1.5°C ambition, halving emissions every...
Formica Capital has, as the first investment company, decided to join the group of leading organizations that develop and use the 1.5°C Business Playbook as a mean to drive down climate emissions in global value chains.
CENTRE FOR CLIMATE SAFETY: The 1.5°C Business Playbook is a spin-off from the world-leading Exponential Roadmap initiative. It guides companies and organisations of all sizes to exponential climate strategy and action, and helps them align with the 1.5°C ambition.
The Haga Initiative has examined which of the stock exchange’s large companies (100 companies) have set up targets to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in accordance with the 1.5 ˚C target. (Swedish)
In order to achieve the 1.5°C ambition, the playbook says that greenhouse gas emissions must stop growing by 2020 and halve every decade in future to approach net-zero by 2050.
Is the 1.5-degree target child’s play or does it make good business sense? It seems like the latter, and with this guide, there is a way for businesses and organizations to lead us into a future for all.
Mr. Denton. “ICC is proud to support the 1.5°C Business Playbook to provide companies of all sizes with a tool for actionable and ambitious climate policies that will accelerate the adoption of net-zero emissions targets across the private sector.”
This Playbook is an excellent guide for the necessary journey to net-zero emissions, to prepare the business for the fastest economic transition in history and help them drive it.
The playbook says that while meeting the target will require the fastest economic and societal transition in history – it is achievable.
The ultimate aim is to make sure that the corporate sector strongly contributes to limiting global warming to max 1.5-degree. The 2020s must be a decade of massive action.
“We designed the 1.5°C Business Playbook to make it easy for businesses to set sharp targets and meet them through clear action. In fact, many companies can halve their emissions much faster than every decade,” Johan Falk.
DAGENS INDUSTRI: “The only way that remains is a massive reduction in emissions across all industries in the coming decade. We show that it is achievable, ” says Johan Rockström in a comment.
Pernilla Bergmark | Ericsson
During the Climate Summit in New York, the 2019 Exponential Roadmap was presented to the world. The report contains 36 solutions to reach the 1.5-degree ambition. (Swedish)
An international group of experts, including Telia Company, have published a report that provides 36 solutions for cutting greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 50 percent in the next ten years.
If the IT industry can halve its carbon emissions in each of the next three decades, it can help the planet reach net zero by 2050
IKEA supports the ambition of the Exponential Roadmap to halve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in absolute terms by 2030 and has signed the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C‘ - launched by several UN bodies, ‘We Mean Business‘ and others.
For Ericsson, sustainability is a serious issue, not a token gesture.
Strong civil society movements are needed to ramp up the pace of change, says study.
The Exponential Climate Action Roadmap pinpoints the next stages in the journey of climate action.
A new report highlighting Exponential Roadmap Initiative
A new report highlighting Exponential Roadmap Initiative
Johan Falk | Exponential Roadmap
Our country is full of companies which are ready to deliver solutions in a world that takes the climate issue seriously.
Highlighting Exponential Roadmap Initiative
Jennifer Lenhart | Global lead, WWF Cities The science on climate change, and the scale of action needed to address it, are crystal-clear. People are rising in cities around the globe in direct consequence. We urge local leaders to respond to their...
The Exponential Climate Action Roadmap pinpoints the next stages in the journey of climate action.
The time for action is now. The Earth is facing an imminent risk of crossing tipping points in Earth’s life support systems. When that happens, self-reinforcing cycles will kick in that could potentially lead to a ‘hothouse Earth’ state.
DW: You may never have heard of carbon law — it has nothing to do with the legal system. But the obscure principle seems to be gaining momentum as businesses try to take the lead in a low-carbon economy.
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: The Global Carbon Law framing is a useful way to look at the Paris Agreement. It turns a distant goal of reaching carbon neutrality sometime beyond 2050 into a short-term target for the next decade.
THE ECONOMIST: Greenhouse-gas emissions from human sources need to fall to net zero by 2050 to avoid catastrophic climate change. Can the combination of initiatives such as the Carbon Law, Project Drawdown and 100% Renewables and Electrification provide a viable...
DW: A new report says the UN's incremental approach to reducing emissions is all wrong. The effort needs to come on strong early - and lessons can be learned from the evolution of computing.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: A “carbon law” states simply that the world must halve emissions every decade to stand a chance of reaching a stable climate system for the planet.
THE GUARDIAN: A plan to halve carbon emissions every decade, while green energy continues to double every five years, provides a simple but rigorous roadmap to tackle climate change, scientists say.
STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE: An international team of researchers led by Stockholm Resilience Centre director Johan Rockström propose a solution for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions.