A new key biodiversity platform for cross sectoral collaboration
For its inaugural launch, World Biodiversity Summit will help define what world leaders and the private sector in biodiversity and climate action need to do in the medium and long term to achieve sustainable development and hinder further biodiversity loss, focusing on partnerships and investment mechanisms as levers of progress. World Biodiversity Summit is a platform for responding to accelerating biodiversity loss, by using the Paris Agreement as a framework to learn from, promoting relevant solutions, innovations, and leadership networks, strengthening nature restoration and conservation. Nature-based solutions will be highlighted, from specificecosystems to global possibilities.
By establishing the World Climate Foundation as a commercial foundation, our aim is to create an organisation that will have systemic impact on the global transition to a low-carbon and clean economy through two distinct methods:
by developing and running environmental impact platforms in line with the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
an international growth engine for new impact enterprises that can help transition businesses and markets in line with environmental stewardship
Impact Platforms for Climate, Biodiversity & Health
Through our three global impact platforms, we provide platforms for multi-sector stakeholders to build alliances and develop ambition loops for climate, biodiversity and health.
Our Impact Platforms serve as a springboard for our partners and members to drive the innovative solutions, ambitious policies and bold investments necessary for a net-zero, nature-positive and resilient future.
Our globally renowned Summits on climate, biodiversity and health offer high-level participation and unmissable opportunities for collaboration. They provide international cross-sector dialogue on much-needed innovation & technology, policies & frameworks, and finance & investment for a faster transition to the green economy. They are linked to the relevant major UN and global convenings on climate, biodiversity and health issues.
The World Climate Foundation has been key in bringing together a huge variety of stakeholders during their Summits and to help us develop strategic opportunities while ensuring top visibility for Capgemini Invent.
Jean-Baptiste Perrin, Vice President, Capgemini Invent for Society Global Leader
Coalition Building & Partnerships
We connect key stakeholders across the fields based on their profiles. Together with our members and partners, we identify partnerships, initiatives and coalitions that can provide solutions for and foster action towards a green economy. For example, the Climate Investment Coalition acts as a primary international force in stimulating meaningful climate investments before 2030.
2020-2022: Develop Thought Leadership on Coalition Building
A case in public-private partnership committing investments in climate before 2030 to be reported on an annual basis.
2023: Setting the Global Agenda for the Green Transition
Our Four-Tiered Framework
2023-2030: Implementing Successful Transition Initiatives
Clean Energy Transition
The World Climate Foundation is one of the founding partners of the Climate Investment Coalition (CIC), an independent public-private sector initiative that convenes asset owners, asset managers, businesses and governments to work across sectors to develop investable markets for climate solutions through public-private Ambition Loops. In 2021, the CIC supported an unparalleled total collective commitment from Nordic and UK pension funds of US$130 billion to be invested in clean energy by 2030 and reported on annually.
Climate Investment Coalition
[...] if we can raise $55 billion from Danish pension funds alone, imagine what we can achieve if more countries are to join us? That is why we decided to create the Climate Investment Coalition. We work to bring governments and institutional investors together to mobilise and accelerate investments in the green transition.
Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark, at the COP26 Climate Investment Coalition announcement
We engage our community of partners, sponsors, members, public institutions and other relevant stakeholders in a structured way across government, business, finance, and civil society.
Curated Panels and Debates
Spotlight - Jacobs
Jacobs' goal was to shift their service and solutions to build a resilient net-zero future, and to convey it to their stakeholders. For this purpose, Jacobs partnered with the World Climate Foundation to showcase their expertise on climate innovations, policy and investment on a joint podcast series called Sparks.
Jacobs extended their audiences on a multitude of levels around the globe and amplified their voice at COP26 and beyond. Furthermore, the podcast became the most popular podcast Jacobs has ever produced.
To support the transition to a resilient future, we guide the development of tailored net-zero and nature-positive sector or industry pathways. We select key stakeholders and map global trends and events in sectors such as finance, energy, industry, transport, built environment, food, nature and health – while assisting members and partners to connect and share best practices across the network, galvanising further ambition and action.
It was very useful to exchange views about the role of asset management companies toward net-zero and the concrete implementation methods. As I believe that it is important to collaborate among asset management companies in the future, World Climate Summit is a very valuable place for these opportunities.
Nobutaka Aoki, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Managing Executive Officer, Asset Management One