The Climate Leaders Coalition is a CEO-led community of close to 90 organisations leading the response to climate change through collective, transparent and meaningful action on mitigation and adaptation.
Why should businesses join CLC?
Hear from CLC CEO Convenor and Spark CEO Jolie Hodson
Hear from CLC CEO Steering Group member and Toyota NZ CEO Neeraj Lala
Hear from CLC CEO Steering Group member & thinkstep-anz CEO Barbara Nebel
“Being a member of CLC has ensured that we continue committing publicly to appropriate targets and delivering on our change. This hasn’t necessarily been easy with changing priorities – but the CLC has meant we have come back to sustainability as part of our compass for true north.”
Lincoln Watson, CEO of ESP
Key benefits of joining the Coalition
We aim to hold at least one major in-person Coalition event each year, with smaller events throughout the year, including CEO-only events.
Adaptation Working Group
CLC signatories can participate in SBC’s Adaptation Working Group. The group is co-chaired by IAG and brings together a number of organisations who are working to define what adaptation means for business, raise the profile of business adaptation, and increase adaptation capability across the membership.
We operate an opt-in business to business mentoring programme which enables signatories to mentor or be mentored by other signatories on areas to advance their organisation’s climate action. This allows for peer-to-peer support.
Support to meet the Statement of Ambition
We release guidance to help signatories meet the Statement of Ambition requirements and continue to look for ways to facilitate opportunities for signatories to build their collective capability and understand good practice including through the monthly Masterclass series and the business-to-business mentoring programme.
We hold online Masterclasses once a month. These are typically led by a signatory to help others understand good practice and make faster progress on their area of expertise. The Masterclasses focus on topics that enable signatories to build capability and support achievement of the Statement of Ambition requirements.
Advocacy for effective climate action
We support Aotearoa’s domestic and international climate commitments and work with SBC to promote the need for cross-party support for effective climate policy that provides the certainty that businesses and communities need to invest and transform. This includes consulting with signatories to develop comprehensive submissions on key climate policies like the Emissions Reduction Plan and National Adaptation Plan.
Fifth Anniversary Snapshot Report
Fifth Anniversary Snapshot Report
The Coalition’s Fifth Anniversary Snapshot Report was released in November 2023 and illustrates the Coalition’s progress over the past five years in reducing emissions and adapting to climate change. The Snapshot Report is also a key transparency tool to demonstrate signatories’ individual and collective progress in delivering on the Coalition’s Statement of Ambition. View the latest Snapshot Report here.
Ecotricity were the category winners for the Excellence in Sustainability award, sponsored by Z Energy, at the 2degrees Auckland Business awards.
IAG, the country’s largest insurer, has called on the new government to prioritise flood resilience work.
Orion has partnered with electricity retailer Ecotricity to deliver a flexibility solution for the Lincoln area.
This report from WSP and the Helen Clark Foundation highlights a unique opportunity for positive social and economic transformation through climate adaptation.
The Climate Leaders Coalition is looking forward to continuing its important climate advocacy work alongside the newly formed Government, including new Climate Change Minister Simon Watts. Alongside...
The November Masterclass unpacked key insights from the Coalition’s fifth anniversary Snapshot Report. The Snapshot Report is a key tool for transparently demonstrating signatory progress...
The CLC’s Fifth Anniversary Snapshot Report released on 7 November 2023 details the Coalition’s progress over the past five years in reducing emissions and adapting to climate change.
The October Masterclass explored insights from Naylor Love and Summerset on their new partnership to reduce waste in the Marlborough region. The Masterclass looked at how the partnership was...