The Aldersgate Group is a politically impartial, multi-stakeholder alliance championing a competitive and environmentally sustainable economy. Through targeted political engagement, evidence gathering and policy development, the Group advocates the business case for decarbonising the UK economy, improving resource efficiency and investing in the natural environment. The Group’s membership is composed of some of the largest businesses in the UK with a collective global turnover in excess of £550bn, leading NGOs, professional institutes, public sector bodies and politicians from across the political spectrum.
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (known as the REA) is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, power and the Circular Economy. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation representing fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.
Bankers for Net Zero brings together banks, businesses and regulators to enable banks to successfully support their clients, accelerate the transition to net zero and deliver on the UK government’s ambitions for addressing climate change.
Backed by The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fair Business Banking, Volans and Re:Pattern, the initiative encompasses an ambitious programme of work to develop a policy recommendations ahead of COP26, designed to create a regulatory environment that enables banks to play their part in financing the net-zero transition. Bankers for NetZero is part of the UK’s Finance Coalition for COP26, which is led by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It includes the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF), the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), United Nations Principle for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), Make My Money Matter and Bankers for NetZero.
The coalition is focused on mobilising financial institutions for climate action and collectively encouraging their stakeholders to set high ambition commitments from the financial sector at COP26. Bankers for Net Zero has applied to join the Climate Champion Team’s Race to Zero as a partner, and are currently working with the COP26 team ahead of the summit to encourage as many banks to sign up to the Race to Zero as possible.
BSR™ is an organization of sustainable business experts that works with its global network of the world’s leading companies to build a just and sustainable world. With offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR™ provides insight, advice, and collaborative initiatives to help you see a changing world more clearly, create long-term business value, and scale impact.
Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Through our powerful networks and global collaborations of investors, companies and nonprofits, we drive action and inspire equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy to build a just and sustainable future. For more information, visit ceres.org and follow @CeresNews.
Chartered Accountants Worldwide brings together 15 chartered accountancy bodies connecting and representing the interests of over 1.8 million members and students globally. Through its member institutes, Chartered Accountants Worldwide supports, develops and promotes the role of Chartered Accountants as business leaders, decision-makers and trusted advisers to help build resilient businesses and healthy economies.
The Conservative Environment Network is the forum for conservatives who support conservation and decarbonisation, and consists of a Parliamentary Caucus, Councillor network, and grassroots supporters. As such, we aim to promote and champion conservative environmentalism in the UK and overseas, find consensus within the conservative movement on environmental issues, and direct it towards positive environmental policy change, and provide a platform for different parts of the conservative movement to express and debate views on how to achieve better environmental outcomes.
Little Sun is a nonprofit founded in 2012 by the contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson and the engineer Frederik Ottesen. The organization has already helped provide power and light to over 3.2 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa who would not otherwise have access to it. In addition to Little Sun’s activities on the ground in Africa, the organization works with a vast network of organizations, artists, and cultural institutions to inspire people to take climate action and create a thriving world powered by the sun. www.littlesun.org
Sustainability West Midlands were established in 2002 and are the sustainability adviser for leaders of the West Midlands. We’re a not-for-profit membership organisation working with the private, public and third sectors. Our role is to act as a catalyst for change. Our stakeholders like our independence, our role as a hub of cross-sector good practice networks, and our drive to deliver a clear vision to create a better West Midlands. We coordinate nine good practice cross-sector networks and work with our stakeholders to share their good practice and promote their products and services. We broker relationships between regional stakeholders to drive sustainable practice. We support organisations on an individual basis to ensure that sustainability is embedded into their vision and operations, and that they get the recognition they deserve for this.