Here at London Business Hub, we know that many businesses are already taking action on climate change and seeing the benefits and opportunities it can bring.
It can help you attract and retain staff, save money through efficiencies, improve the public’s view of your business and boost your brand value. Climate action also delivers benefits across London and the wider economy. That’s why we have brought together a range of resources to support your business to act on climate change.
Climate Action Frameworks
Covering six key sectors, the Climate Action Frameworks are designed to help your business reduce emissions linked to your operations, supply chain and the wider community. They can also help you build a business case for climate action.
Resources and support
The Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge
The Mayor of London is piloting an ambitious new challenge for businesses to play their part in tackling the climate emergency. The Mayor’s Business Climate Challenge will call on London businesses to reduce their carbon footprint by cutting their building energy usage.
Further resources and support
Other climate change initiatives supported by the Mayor of London include:
Race to Zero is the UN-backed global campaign to encourage businesses, cities and investors to work towards a resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
The Race to Zero is an umbrella campaign and there are many ways to join, including the SME Climate Pledge and Business Ambition for 1.5 degrees.
We call on London Businesses to make the commitment to be carbon neutral as quickly you can, by 2030 where possible and by no later than 2050. Join the Mayor in doing everything possible to make London net-zero- it is everybody’s business.
Why get involved?
There are various opportunities for businesses to get involved with Race to Zero. Benefits include:
- Support with setting and achieving climate action targets.
- The opportunity to share tools and knowledge with a community of members.
- Demonstrate your commitment to a zero-carbon future.
SME Climate Hub
Visit the SME Climate Hub to access tools, support and advice to help your business curb emissions and gain a competitive edge.
Please click here for additional information about the UN Race to Zero campaign.
The UK Business Climate Hub is a government-backed initiative that aims to create a tipping point for mainstreaming climate action and building business resilience. It supports UK small businesses to demonstrate their climate leadership.
Why get involved?
- Grow your business.
- Future-proof your business.
- Be part of the solution.
What happens when you get involved?
Businesses that make a commitment to take climate action through the UK Business Climate Hub benefit from:
- Tools to understand and tackle emissions.
- Advice on how to share what you’re doing with customers.
- Ideas, support and incentives to help you meet your commitment.
In April 2021, the UK Government announced a target to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. There is a wide range of initiatives and organisations to support businesses to take climate action and help the UK meet emissions targets. These include:
- The Carbon Trust supports businesses to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon future. It provides a range of resources, advice and intelligence on climate action.
- WRAP works with businesses to deliver practical solutions that improve resource efficiency.
- The Small Business Sustainability Hub from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) supports smaller firms to become more sustainable.
- Climate for SMEs: 4 Steps to Action is a new course to help SMEs in the City of London take climate action.
- ReLondon helps improve waste and resource management and transform London into a leading low-carbon circular economy.
- The Climate Change Committee advises the UK Government on emissions targets. It also reports to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
Find out more about the external resources and support available.
- Every UK job has the potential to be green (14 July 2021)
Independent Green Jobs Taskforce issues call to action on how the UK can deliver a green industrial revolution with government, business and the education sector working together.
- Government publishes world’s first ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050 (14 July 2021)
Transport decarbonisation plan for cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs.
Business Climate Guidance Case Study: Tesco
Every little helps Tesco to reduce emissions.
Business Climate Guidance
We want to help your business act on climate change.