Align

Align your trade associations’ climate policy advocacy with the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Top Climate Policy Priorities

Now is the time for every company to make climate a top advocacy priority. Learn more about the top climate policy priorities for corporate advocacy.

It’s no longer tenable for companies to say the right things on climate policy while allowing their trade associations – which have far greater political clout – to lobby against those policies.

Chamber of Commerce

Silence is Support

Stakeholders will assume your trade association speaks for you unless you say otherwise. Further, companies seeking to change their associations from the inside will be evaluated based on visible outcomes. Does the association change its behavior or not?

How to Lead

Speak out. Publicly distance your company from statements or lobbying against climate policy by your trade associations. Explain how it is inconsistent with your own emission reduction goals and with your support for climate policy.

Change their position. Work to end trade association lobbying against climate policy through transparent and time-bound engagement with those organizations.

If necessary, leave. Where attempts to change an association prove ineffective or insufficient, discontinue your membership.

How to Get Started

It’s no longer tenable for companies to say the right things on climate policy while allowing their trade associations – which have far greater political clout – to lobby against those policies.

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