Leaders in business joined UN Secretary-General, heads of state and young entrepreneurs in tackling the climate crisis.
During the Private Sector Forum - which was the official lunch of the Climate Action Summit - about 350 global climate experts joined forces for dialogue across generations to help the world prepare for the climate crisis. The Forum also provided a platform to recognize the CEOs of 87 companies that had enhanced their climate ambitions by committing to 1.5˚C-oriented, science-based mitigation targets through the Business Ambition for 1.5˚C - Our Only Future initiative.
Further the report Business Leadership for 1.5°C - prepared by UN Global Compact, DNV GL and Sustainia - has been presented showing business solutions and strategies of companies participating in the Business Ambition for 1.5˚C - Our Only Future campaign. This included a panel of Chief Executives interviewed for the UN Global Compact-Accenture Strategy 2019 CEO Study.
Also at UN Headquarters, the UN Global Compact convened the Sustainable Ocean Business side event featuring the launch of Sustainable Ocean Principles developed by the Action Platform on Sustainable Ocean Business in consultation with more than 300 stakeholders worldwide. Connecting to the broader themes of the Climate Action Summit, speakers emphasized the responsibility of businesses to take necessary measures to secure a healthy and productive ocean.