Our Corporate Engagement
This WWF Office has not been involved in a formal partnership with a corporate partner this year. However, it is important to note that WWF, as a global network organisation, works with the corporate sector in the majority of its offices, and has committed itself to publically report these engagements.
As the 2014 Living Planet Report demonstrates, the challenges that the global environment is facing today are too big, too interconnected and too urgent for any one organization to solve alone.
Business drives much of the global economy, so we believe that companies also have a specific responsibility to ensure that the natural resources and ecosystems which underpin their own operations are used sustainably.
By working with the private sector, WWF aims to change behaviour and drive conservation results that would not be possible otherwise.
Why WWF works with business
• promote better production and responsible sourcing of raw materials;
• encourage a switch to 100% renewable energy and away from fossil fuels;
• engage jointly on public policy;
• support the equitable sharing of natural resources;
• redirect financial flows to support conservation and sustainable ecosystem management;
• raise awareness of the need to consume more wisely; and
• protect some of the world’s most ecologically important places.
How do we work with business?
1. Driving sustainable business practices
We use bilateral partnerships to change practices throughout a company’s operations and value chain.
2. Communications and awareness raising activities
We raise awareness of key environmental issues and mobilise consumer action.
3. Philanthropic relationships
We raise money through these relationships for the conservation of key places and endangered species
We work with key companies in priority commodity supply chains to reduce the impact of commodity production and drive demand for more sustainable commodities.
the activities of our Global Climate and Energy Initiative with business focus on adopting reduction targets for emissions, encouraging a switch to 100 per cent renewable energy and on best practices in corporate climate leadership.
WWF’s promotes responsible business engagement on water issues.
We define Water Stewardship for business as a commitment to the sustainable management of shared water resources in the public interest through collective action with other businesses, governments, NGOs and communities.