Climate Leaders Coalition

Uniting businesses and accelerating our transition to a zero carbon and climate resilient future

The Climate Leaders Coalition is a CEO-led community of close to 100 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

Our Signatories

“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

Networking opportunities

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

We run a joint Adaptation Working Group with the Sustainable Business Council. The group is co-chaired by IAG and brings together 17 organisations who are working to define what adaptation means for business, raise the profile of business adaptation, and increase adaptation capability across the membership.

Mentoring programme

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.

Masterclass series

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.

Key Documents

Statement of Ambition

Statement of Ambition

Our new Statement of Ambition outlines the climate action our signatories are working towards achieving.

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Fourth Anniversary Snapshot Report

Fourth Anniversary Snapshot Report

The Coalition’s annual Snapshot Report is our key transparency tool to demonstrate signatories’ individual and collective progress in delivering on the Coalition’s Statement of Ambition. View the latest Snapshot Report for the 2021/22 year which was released in November 2022 here.

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Annual Plan 2023/24

Annual Plan 2023/24

The Coalition’s Annual Plan outlines our focus areas for the 2023/24 year.

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