Why Join

The Climate Leaders Coalition was launched in July 2018 to promote business leadership and collective action on the issue of climate change. Our 2017 Statement demonstrates a commitment to climate action and our more ambitious 2019 Statement indicates our dedication to create a positive future for Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Coalition represents the future of business: a community that works together and learns from each other to minimise global warming and adapt to potential changes it may bring. Together, our more than 100 signatories account for 60% of New Zealand’s gross emissions, nearly 30% of private sector GDP, and employ nearly 200,000 staff.

Our 2020-2025 strategy shows how CLC’s mission and purpose support the CLC/SBC shared vision of a New Zealand where business, people and nature thrive together. We report transparently on our collective reach and impact in our Annual Snapshot.

By joining the Coalition, you are sending a public signal that your organisation is dedicated to climate action and is meeting our minimum commitments, as outlined in our 2017 Statement.

But don’t just take our word for it! If you aren’t convinced yet, we recommend checking out our video archive, which includes signatory case studies and a selection of signatories explaining why they joined CLC at our First Anniversary event.

Who can join?

  • Any organisation can join the Coalition, providing they can demonstrate they are meeting our 2017 Statement in full.
  • Each signatory is expected to contribute financially to help pay for communications and administrative support facilitated through the Sustainable Business Council.
    • The current fee schedule is available here. Fees are applied pro rata for companies joining during the year.
  • Organisations may optionally also commit to our 2019 Statement on initial sign up. All signatories must be meeting the 2019 Statement within 2 years of their commitment, or by July 2023, whichever is sooner.

Download the sign up form from https://www.climateleaderscoalition.org.nz/about/sign-up or email info@climateleaderscoalition.org.nz for more information.

Download the Why join the Climate Leaders Coalition factsheet