Small Business Climate Action with SME Climate Hub, We Mean Business Coalition


There are 30 million small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United States, and they are responsible for two of every three jobs created over the past 25 years. Without small businesses we cannot deliver on our domestic or global emissions reduction goals. The SME Climate Hub and America Is All In unite leaders across businesses, government, and civil society to accelerate climate action amongst small and medium sized businesses. Through unprecedented collaboration we can make this vital part of the US economy a key player in the fight against climate change and ensure their prosperity for the future.In this session, we hear from small businesses prioritizing climate action in their own companies and learn about the opportunities and challenges they have faced in the process. Joined by corporate leaders, climate organizations, and government representatives, SMEs will candidly discuss the support they need to move further, faster in an effort to halve emissions by 2030. The discussion provides tactical inspiration for large corporations to facilitate action amongst their small business suppliers; help anyone who works with SMEs to understand the resources available; and spur government officials to recognize the key role of SMEs in building sustainable, resilient communities.The SME Climate Hub is a global initiative of the We Mean Business Coalition, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign that helps small and medium-sized businesses join the fight against climate change, by providing free tools and resources specifically designed for SMEs. Over 4,700 businesses across 107 countries have already made the commitment and are taking steps to reduce their emissions. Alongside collaborative discussions, the SME Climate Hub will announce news that changes the landscape of small business climate action in the United States.

Geoffrey R. Pyatt | Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources
Payal Dalal | SVP Social Impact, Mastercard
Ranjan Roy | VP of Strategy, Adore Me
Jane Ewing | Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Walmart
Mayor Errick D. Simmons | Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi

Pamela Jouven | Director, SME Climate Hub
Maria Mendiluce | CEO, We Mean Business Coalition
Justin Worland | Senior Correspondent, TIME Magazine

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