With its vast influence and capital, the private sector has an opportunity—and obligation—to go beyond “net zero.” By working with partners across sectors and teams, we’re bringing more skills, resources, and people into the climate movement to create a wave of ambitious climate action.
Drawdown Labs enables every employee—not just those with “sustainability” in their title—to bring their climate passion to work and move their companies faster. We provide climate-concerned employees with access to workshops on high-impact climate action, as well as opportunities for community-building across organizations and the shaping of employee resources.
Our foundational employee guide: Climate Solutions at Work
Action-oriented talks: “No matter where we work, every job is a climate job now” and “Every Job is a Climate Job”
Inspirational employee stories: GreenBiz series
For Corporate Decision Makers
We’re raising the bar on climate leadership, providing a new framework for action that utilizes the private sector’s social, political, financial, and employee power. Our business partners receive benchmarking and support in aligning with this new framework, stay up to date on best practices, and speak as a unified voice for climate advocacy.
A new standard: the Drawdown-Aligned Business Framework
Articles on redefining corporate sustainability: “We need a new definition of corporate climate leadership” and “Will corporations choose climate transformation or climate status quo?”
Coming together for climate policy: New York Times print ad
For Investors and Philanthropies
Capital needs to shift swiftly away from carbon-intensive activities and toward climate solutions if the world is to reach drawdown. We research and promote drawdown-aligned investment and philanthropic strategies, and convene climate-leading investors and philanthropies to model a new standard.
Every business must now ask not only “how can we reduce our emissions as quickly as possible,” but also “how can we use our full resources, scale, influence, the passion of our employees, and our broader community to help build a world where all living things can thrive?”
Jamie Beck Alexander, Director, Drawdown Labs
We aggregate the influence of our business partners to accelerate the investments, policies, and innovations needed for transformative private sector climate action. By engaging their employees and striving for a higher standard, our partners help show the world a more expansive vision for corporate climate leadership.
Allbirds is a sustainable footwear and apparel company focused on using natural materials to transform both their products and the ecosystems from which these materials are sourced. Allbirds brings to Drawdown Labs the understanding that what we measure, we can reduce, using the power of life cycle analysis to understand how its business can drive emissions reductions.
Askov Finlayson is a climate-positive winter outerwear company on a mission to Keep The North Cold. Askov Finlayson goes beyond net zero to embrace true climate accountability throughout their business using the social cost of carbon, then donates 110% of their footprint annually to support solutions to the climate crisis—helping to protect the very thing their products are designed to celebrate.
Aspiration, Drawdown Labs’ first-ever financial services partner, enables customers to keep their deposits out of fossil fuels, automatically plant trees with their card purchases, and track business and personal Planet & People impact scores as they shop. Aspiration shows that people can use their spending and saving to achieve meaningful climate impact at scale.
Copia is a champion of Project Drawdown’s first climate solution: reducing food waste. By improving technology and logistics, Copia is helping businesses redistribute high-quality excess food to feed people in need, showing the private sector that addressing both the climate crisis and social inequities can be integral to a business model.
Etsy is a global marketplace for unique and creative goods, dedicated to keeping commerce human. Its environmental impact work aims to build long-term resilience by progressing towards its Net Zero promise, running sustainable operations, and addressing the impact of its marketplaces while establishing them as destinations for conscious consumers.
General Mills, a global manufacturer of branded consumer foods, has the reach to create large-scale impact in the food and agriculture industry beyond its own operational footprint. As a Drawdown Labs partner, General Mills brings with it its holistic focus on regenerative agriculture that strengthens both ecosystems and communities.
Google has the scale, reach, and resources to go big on sustainability. They don’t stop at making their own business and operations carbon-free—they’re also focused on greening the electrical grid and sharing their technology and funding with others. Google is enabling its one billion users to act on climate change by integrating new sustainability features directly into their products.
IDEO is a global design company and an early partner in crafting the Drawdown Labs structure. With an emphasis on forward-thinking and human-centered program design, IDEO brings a foundation of innovation and creativity to Project Drawdown's work with the private sector.
Impossible Foods is driving the transition away from beef, making plant-based meats to end the greenhouse gas emissions and land degradation associated with industrial meat production. Impossible Foods embodies the Drawdown Solution of shifting to plant-rich diets, helping consumers make a simple switch to more sustainable food options.
Intuit is a financial software company looking beyond its own operations to create a positive impact on global climate, largely by looping small businesses into the climate change solution conversation. As a business with wide reach and millions of users, Intuit is innovating on climate with its employees, customers, and communities.
Lime deploys shared scooters and other vehicles to provide equal and affordable mobility. With their focus on reducing the use of personal automobiles for short distance travel, Lime is helping the world achieve drawdown by prompting cities to rethink micromobility and providing individuals with simple, fun alternatives to cars.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network focused on creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. This means providing its members with the tools, resources, and community needed for this transition by spotlighting green economic trends, connecting green job seekers and employers, providing sustainability skills training, and partnering with environmental innovators.
Lyft is at the forefront of the global shift to transportation-as-a-service. Its transportation network includes the largest shared mobility network in the United States and brings together rideshare, bikes, scooters, car rentals and transit all in one app—providing access to critical low-carbon modes of transportation to improve people’s lives.
R&DE Stanford Dining is a leading university partner on many aspects of complex global food systems—from equitable supply chains, climate-smart dining, and regenerative agriculture, to reducing food waste and shifting diets towards plant-forward options. Stanford Dining demonstrates that sustainable, ethical, and healthy food systems can be deployed at scale, while simultaneously inspiring the next generation to improve how Earth’s precious resources are managed.
Trane Technologies is an industrial manufacturer creating efficient indoor environments and climate-controlled transportation solutions. Trane’s goal is to reduce their customers’ carbon footprint by one gigaton of Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) by 2030, applying climate solutions in the industry, buildings, and electricity sectors beyond their own operations.
Unity is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Beyond greening their own operational footprint, Unity is helping decarbonize the gaming industry as a whole and utilizing new technology to drive climate action in the real world.
Implementation partners* are non-profit and other climate solutions-focused collaborators that help Drawdown Labs execute and enhance our activities with business partners. Each implementation partner is an expert in some aspect of Drawdown Labs’ work, such as emissions reductions, climate policy advocacy, and business model transformation—supplementing Drawdown Labs knowledge and operational capacity to carry out these initiatives to their full potential.
Carbon Collective Investing is the first online investment advisor 100% focused on solving climate change. They create sustainable investment portfolios for individuals and employer 401(k) plans that divest from fossil fuels, reinvest in companies building climate solutions, and pressure the rest to decarbonize.
Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) works with changemakers worldwide who are turning the ideas of Doughnut Economics into transformative action for systemic change. DEAL is focused on turning ideas into action, and on learning with and from others through experiments in co-creating a new economy.
Evergreen Action is working to put bold climate action at the top of America's agenda, leveraging the power of business and beyond to advance policies that will scale clean energy and climate technologies at the pace necessary during this critical moment in history.
Rewiring America is a nonprofit organization focused on electrifying communities. They work to ensure electrification is a key component of business emissions reduction and advocacy strategies.
Seneca Solar is a global renewable energy project management and delivery company working to accelerate the transition to renewable energy at speed and scale. A tribally owned company, Seneca Solar provides income to support the Seneca Nation, a tribe with a deep legacy and vision for the future.
The Outdoor Policy Outfit (TOPO) builds systemic solutions to solve critical environmental challenges. After discovering the hidden climate impact of corporate cash and investments, TOPO is developing breakthrough strategies and tools that enable companies to transform their financial management into a vehicle for climate progress.
* Designation as an implementation partner does not constitute endorsement of, or formal partnership with, Drawdown Labs’ business partners.
This framework highlights key leverage points and climate actions that all businesses must tap to help the world achieve drawdown quickly, safely, and equitably. To be drawdown-aligned, companies must apply their social, political, financial, and employee power to scaling climate solutions we have in-hand today. Click here to see the full framework.
The Drawdown Labs Job Function Action Guides will help employees understand how their roles are critical in addressing the climate crisis, as well as implement high-impact solutions and navigate key considerations for taking action inside the workplace.
Drawdown Labs business partners meet science, goal-setting, and advocacy benchmarks needed to meet the climate crisis at scale. Our business partners:
- have science-based, independently verified scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets aligned with 1.5°C;
- are committed to acting within and outside business operations to accelerate decarbonization of the global economy;
- want to go beyond being “Paris compliant” to proactively help the world achieve drawdown, quickly, safely, and equitably by aligning their business with the Drawdown-Aligned Business Framework;
- don’t lobby against climate action, climate policy, or climate science;
- make an annual contribution to Project Drawdown.
Download our business program overview to learn more.
In addition to businesses, our implementation partners:
- share a North Star of helping the world achieve drawdown, quickly, safely, and with equity at the heart of the transition;
- assist in supporting Drawdown Labs business partners and the broader business community to pull key climate leverage points and rapidly accelerate the deployment of climate solutions;
- collaborate on content creation and cross-promotion to elevate private-sector climate action, with equity, speed and scale as top priorities;
- share a non-negotiable commitment to not lobby against climate action, climate policy, or climate science or engage in climate misinformation.
Drawdown Labs shares its work through a wide range of media, from videos and webinars to mainstream media contributions and stand-alone publications.
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