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Where SMEs come to future proof their business

The science is clear – we must halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by no later than 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. By cutting your emissions and providing innovative climate solutions, you will meet the climate expectations of customers, retain market access and win new business. We work with leading partners with the goal to make the path towards a net-zero business simple and beneficial.

The SME Climate Hub for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) provides a one-stop-shop to make a climate commitment and access best-in-class resources — by business, for business. These resources will help you measure, set targets, reduce your business’ emissions, track and communicate progress, and free up your time to focus on driving your business forward.

We also partner with multinational companies, financial institutions and governments to create clear incentives and opportunities for SMEs that commit to halving their emissions before 2030 and achieving net zero before 2050.

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How it works

COMMIT

While you are not yet certain how to reduce your carbon emissions, you are ready to commit and take your first steps towards halving your emissions before 2030 and striving to achieve net zero emissions before 2050.

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TAKE ACTION

Once you have signed the SME Climate Commitment, start browsing tools and resources that have been tailored to support your efforts.
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ACCESS INCENTIVES

By making the SME Climate Commitment, your business will be recognized by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, giving your business visibility in the community and with your clients. Financial and policy incentives coming soon!

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Why commit?

Climate action has never been so good for business.

GAIN A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Supply chain leaders, investors, shareholders, consumers and employees are increasingly looking to business to adopt ambitious climate-related targets, with some supply chain leaders now formalising climate action in their procurement policies. Stay ahead of the curve.

MANAGE BUSINESS RISK

Left unchecked, climate change represents material risk to business cash flow and economic growth, by increasing operating costs, limiting resource availability, causing shifts in demand, disrupting supply chains and forcing business closures. Prepare for tomorrow, today.

IMPROVE EFFICIENCY, REDUCE COSTS

Businesses that look to use and manage resources more efficiently can tangibly reduce their operating costs and increase profitability, while improving business preparedness. Begin to take steps today that are good for your business and the climate.

ENHANCE ACCESS TO CAPITAL AND AFFORDABLE INSURANCE

Investors and insurers are increasingly linking business exposure from natural disasters with climate change. Take steps to keep your insurance fees affordable and secure your loan, grant and investment worthiness.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND YOUR BRAND

The SME Climate Hub represents a global network of like-minded businesses seeking to improve themselves, their community and the planet. Being part of this network offers far reaching collaborative and commercial opportunities to grow your business and be a leading brand, as market trends shift to a low-carbon economy.

“Yoghurt Barn is one of the first companies to become climate positive and we want to inspire our guests and other companies to follow. The time for climate action is now and the SME Climate Hub is a useful resource to help companies take action!”

Wouter Staal, CEO, Yoghurt Barn

“The fight for a healthy planet can only be won if we act together on a global scale. To be a part of the SME Climate Hub is an opportunity we don’t want to miss, and we encourage all SMEs to join us.”

Linus Werner, CEO & Co-founder, Save by Solar

“All companies have a responsibility to take action, and I believe most of us want to. However, it is not always easy to figure out how to do so – therefore we are very grateful and happy to participate in SME Climate Hub and look forward to follow the path to become a climate resilient business.”

Asbjørn Dencker, Founder and Business Developer, Eace Gum

“The 21st century will be the century of the environment, or it will be no more.”

Maria Fernanda Garza, CEO, Orestia

“SMEs are the lifeblood of our economies and have been undervalued in the role they play for transforming systems to achieve our 2030 goals. We are proud to join the SME Climate Hub as they help mobilise the tools and resources for SMEs to take action on the climate crisis.”

Gaurav Gupta, Asia Director and Global Climate Lead, Dalberg Advisors

“As a lean startup within optimized city mobility, it is perfect to get powerful tools from the SME Climate Hub to reduce our climate impact even further.”

Sven Wolf, CEO, Bzzt

“Even for the SMEs that were born within the circular economy, it is very complex to take concrete actions without the adequate resources, regulations and tools. This initiative will motivate many more companies and provide the necessary frameworks for everyone to join the work against climate change.”

Diego Bradichansky, Co-founder, Dandy Buenos Aires

“It takes a lot of good forces to create a better future and it is therefore part of our DNA to support great initiatives like the SME Climate Hub. The more we are, the better we can create.”

Anna Bäck, CEO, Kivra

“All companies – big or small – have a responsibility to participate in positive climate action. We are thrilled to be part of the SME Climate Hub and support providing companies with the resources needed to make global change.”

Laura Sizzo , Co-founder & CEO, Mantle 314

“The entire global business community needs to mobilize in order for mankind to secure its own future. This applies to both large corporations and smaller companies around the world, which is why we are thrilled about the SME Climate Hub and optimistic about its development.”

Henrik Saxborn, CEO, Castellum

1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders support the SME Climate Hub

“We will support SMEs globally through the SME Climate Hub with tools, knowledge and best practice for implementing a robust climate strategy, to support broad action. We plan to make climate related targets and performance a key supplier purchasing criteria within one year. We aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through action and collaboration, while looking to inspire others to do the same.”

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About us

The SME Climate Hub is a pioneering global initiative that aims to create a tipping point for mainstreaming climate action across SMEs to help business and global supply chains to be more resilient.

We are here to support millions of SMEs as they commit to halve greenhouse gas emissions before 2030, and race to net-zero emissions before 2050. Our pragmatic approach aims to remove the obstacles SMEs face as they take climate action — whether that is curbing emissions in their own business or getting green solutions to market — and help them unlock valuable incentives.

The SME Climate Hub is an initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the We Mean Business coalition and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. This partnership is an exercise in radical collaboration that opens the doors for SMEs to join the United Nations Race to Zero campaign — an international campaign that brings together an unprecedented coalition of real economy actors and 120 governments committed to achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.

It is our belief that climate action is everyone’s business.

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