Climate Leadership Coalition is the largest non-profit climate business network in Europe. CLC has 99 organizational members: 69 companies, 9 universities, 5 trade organizations, 7 cities, 6 research institutions, 2 foundations and 1 trade union confederation. CLC has also accepted 66 personal members. Our members employ globally close to 1 million people and represent almost 70 % of the market cap of the OMX Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.
CLC was founded in 2014 by Finnish companies Fortum, KONE, Neste, St1, Outotec, Caverion and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. The first meeting leading to the founding of CLC was convened by Antti Herlin, Chairman of the Board of KONE.
CLC believes that profound transition to a sustainable world can be economically beneficial, viable and financeable. Our members strive to be among the leaders of their respective fields in terms of climate change mitigation ambition. Together we aim to make a significant positive climate impact through business solutions. Protecting the climate can and should be an economic stimulus and early adapters can benefit and become more profitable. CLC organizes regular theme group meetings for its members and makes policy proposals for governments and other stakeholders. CLC encourages decision makers to speed up the green transition and the green recovery by attracting investments via predictable and ambitious policies and systemic market-driven solutions.
We help our members become even stronger climate leaders by identifying and introducing the best global company practices, policy approaches and strategies and actively participating in climate policy development on a Nordic, EU and Global level.