Business declares a climate emergency

As business leaders we declare a climate and ecological emergency

We commit to tell the truth on the climate and ecological emergency, and to inspire urgent action and debate.

We celebrate and support all the companies who declare and want to inspire others on this path.

We use our influence to engage business leaders who want to understand what it means to declare and we challenge them to set their own targets and actions.

We position ourselves as challengers and urge faster action than the Paris agreement.*

*As called for by students, central bankers, policy makers, leaders in culture, doctors and engineers

The Business Declares
Network has three objectives:


We support a network of business leaders who are united in their public declaration of the climate emergency.


We convene business leaders and provide an opportunity to learn, share and support one another.


We provide resources to help businesses set and deliver upon their Climate Emergency Plans, and collaborate with existing aligned networks.

Join us

Support businesses in declaring a climate and ecological emergency and taking purposeful action to reach carbon neutrality.

Join us

The Team, Board and Advisory Panel

We are a group of business leaders, who want to accelerate action on the climate emergency and we are working on a voluntary basis. We have set up a not for profit company to run Business Declares as a campaign to the end of 2020.

We welcome help and volunteer support from all those who support our aims.


Fiona Ellis

Kate Sandle

John Elkington

Ben Tolhurst

Advisory Panel

Louisa Harris
David Hunter
Charmian Love
Safia Minney MBE
Dr Simon Pickering
Ben Tolhurst
James Perry
Andrew Medhurst

Creative Support

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The Business Climate Emergency Network aims to share resources and information, which support declaring a climate emergency.

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What’s next for Business Declares?

Thank you so much for signing up to the business declares network and for your support in the run up to our launch last Friday.

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