SME Climate Hub

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | June 30, 2021

The SME Climate Hub provides small and medium-sized businesses with a one-stop-shop to make a climate commitment and access best-in-class tools and resources to mitigate their environmental impact and build business resilience. Taking climate action through the SME Climate Hub helps small businesses accelerate business growth, build supply chain resilience, align with shifting governmental policy and consumer expectations, and strengthen marketing and branding efforts. The initiative supports SMEs with fewer than 500 employees in developing a strategy to halve emissions by 2030 in line with the Paris Agreement and reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.  Small and medium-sized businesses can make the commitment here.  

The SME Climate Hub was founded by the We Mean Business coalition, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the United Nations Race to Zero Campaign. The SME Climate Hub brings together  multinational companies, financial institutions, and governments to create clear incentives and opportunities for SMEs that commit to climate action.  

Relationship to the Race to Zero

The SME Climate Commitment is the official pathway for small- and medium-sized businesses to join the Race to Zero. Businesses which commit to the SME Climate Hub will be globally recognized by the United Nation’s Race to Zero campaign.  

RtZ participants that SME Climate Hub has brought on board

Make Limited, Oliver Hall, Architect and Sustainability Lead 

“Our commitment to the Race to Zero through the SME Climate Hub offers an opportunity to think beyond our day job of designing buildings and to reflect on our own spaces, how we inhabit them and the resources we use whilst we design places for others. This exercise will undoubtedly further our understanding of all the measures that can be taken to reduce a building’s – and a business’s – carbon footprint, which we can put into practice on our projects and advocate to our clients.” 

BankaBioLoo Limited, Sanjay Banka, Executive Chairman, India 

“No business – no matter whether it is small, medium or large – can be climate complacent. Given the importance of SMEs to the community and the economy, we ought to take a lead on climate action in our respective spheres. I am proud that Banka BioLoo is part of the SME Climate Hub community taking a climate-positive attitude and acting on climate change.” 

Mantra Beauty, Victor Dosoretz, CEO, Argentina 

“SMEs need to have strong support in terms of information and resources necessary to develop and prosper not only in a sustainable way, but also regeneratively with the environment. The “SME Climate Hub” represents a great opportunity to access the necessary tools to advance in the reconversion of our business models.” 

Save By Solar, Linus Baihofer Werner, CEO & Co-founder , Sweden 

“The fight for a healthy planet can only be won if we act together on a global scale. To be a part of the SME Climate Hub is an opportunity we don’t want to miss, and we encourage all SMEs to join us. 

Learn more about the initiative:

https://smeclimatehub.org/video-about-the-sme-climate-hub/

Join the commitment:

https://smeclimatehub.org/sme-climate-commitment/ 

For SMEs already a part of the SME Climate Hub, we urge you to share the business benefits of climate action with your network. To ensure we halve global emissions by 2030, every business needs to get on board, regardless of their size.