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.*

We are a coalition of the willing looking to make change happen. We are not claiming to be perfect and we are all on a journey. We commit ourselves to hold each other to account.

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

The Business Declares Network has three objectives:

  1. Network. We support a network of business leaders who are united in their public declaration of the climate emergency.
  2. Resources. We provide resources to help businesses set and deliver upon their Climate Emergency Plans, and collaborate with existing aligned networks.
  3. Events. We convene business leaders and provide an opportunity to learn, share and support one another.

The Team, Board and Advisory Panel:


  • Fiona Ellis
  • Kate Sandle
  • John Elkington
  • Ben Tolhurst

Advisory Panel

  • Louisa Harris
  • David Hunter
  • Charmian Love
  • Safia Minney MBE
  • Dr Simon Pickering
  • Samantha Cooper
  • James Perry
  • Andrew Medhurst

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.

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