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Climate Action 2007-2008

Caring for

Caring for Climate: THE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PLATFORM BUSINESS LEADERSHIP 90 The rise of climate change as a fundamental issue for society has emphasised the need for leadership and voluntary action on the environment. Against this background The Global Compact, together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), has developed Caring for Climate: The Business Leadership Platform as a way to mobilise business action on climate change. Within months of launching the initiative, 200 companies from around the world, including many of the world’s largest transnational corporations, have endorsed the statement and are already taking action. INTRODUCTION } } } CARING FOR CLIMATE INITIATIVE VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG

CARING FOR CLIMATE: THE BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PLATFORM A Statement by the Business Leaders of the UN Global Compact BUSINESS LEADERSHIP 91 VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG