Paris – November 8, 2021 – As governments, businesses, experts, and non-governmental organisations are gathering in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), the B4IG coalition calls to put people at the heart of climate action.
Climate change and climate strategies and policies have the potential to cause major social repercussions which need to be addressed in a systematic manner to ensure that no one is left behind.
The coalition has adopted a statement on the central role that businesses have to play in ensuring the social challenges of the transition are met, by partnering with governments, social partners, and other stakeholders.
To converge on common indicators that will lay the foundations of a shared language with all stakeholders, the coalition also propose an initial selection of indicators to identify, assess, and address the social impacts of the transition in companies’ own operations, their supply chains, and their business relationships.
Launched by the French G7 Presidency in August 2019, Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) is a global CEO-led coalition of major companies fighting against inequalities of income and opportunity. Powered by the OECD as its Strategic Partner, B4IG coordinates with governments to advance inclusive growth at both global and local levels. The B4IG Working Group on Just Transition is chaired by Crédit Agricole S.A.
See the full text of the statement in attached document. B4IG_JT_PR_vEN