About us

The team helping to future-proof your business

The SME Climate Hub is a pioneering global initiative that aims to create a tipping point for mainstreaming climate action and building business resilience.

SMEs represent 90% of business globally, employing 2 billion people. 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 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. In collaboration with the Net Zero team at Oxford University we aim to curate tools and resources to specifically address the needs of the SME community.

In November 2021, the UK is hosting the UN climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow to ask world leaders to work together to deliver urgent global climate action. Ahead of this, we are encouraging as many small and medium-sized businesses as possible to become climate leaders by taking the first steps on their journey to net zero and making the SME Climate Commitment. The UK government is encouraging UK small businesses to demonstrate their climate leadership on this dedicated UK page

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

 

Founding partners

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Outreach partners

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Majda Dabaghi

Director of Inclusive and Green Growth

Dawn Chardonnal

Global Head of Communications

Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Johan Falk
Head of Exponential Roadmap Initiative

Anna Almberg
Press contact

Mats Risberg

Partnership Manager 1.5°C Business Playbook

We Mean Business coalition

Caroline Holtum

Communications Director

United Nations Race To Zero

Matthew Phillips

Director of Strategic Communications, UN Climate Champions

Sarah Goodenough

Communications Associate, UN Climate Champions

Normative

Kristian Rönn

CEO

Elinor Hägg

Creative Director

Oxford University’s Net Zero Climate Research and Engagement Team

Kaya Axelsson

Net Zero Policy Engagement Fellow

Tristram Walsh

Research Associate & Strategy Lead

Special thanks to

  • The New Division. Thank you to Jakob Trollbäck and Hannah Boman of New Division for their early support in helping to define the SME Climate Hub branding.
  • Empower. Thank you to Elana Kenton, Laura Townshend and Ben Matthews of Empower for their support and expertise with our social media channels.
  • Robin Tyan. Thank you to Robin Tyan for crucial input for the design of the SME Climate Hub logo and sharing her strategic communications expertise.
  • Gabriel O’Keeffe. Thank you to Gabriel O’Keeffe for reviewing the tools and resources from an SME perspective and coordinating input from SME business leaders.

Thank you to our partners!

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Get in touch

Are you an organisation or network with SMEs in your network? Reach out to become an outreach partner of the SME Climate Hub.