Urgent action is required across all sectors of the economy to slow the increase in atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.
Each day, businesses and investors are responding to the challenge by committing to reducing their impact. Brunswick’s role is to help them engage meaningfully with the full range of stakeholders on Climate Change.
The 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the most significant milestone in tackling climate change since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015.
By Alex Burnett
22 October 2021
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released their latest findings as part of their Sixth Assessment Report, providing the scientific consensus on climate change. Much as the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report informed discussion leading to the Paris Agreement, we expect this report to influence high-level discussion at COP26. Furthermore, we expect these findings to provide further impetus for stakeholders to advocate for urgent climate action.
By Brian Potskowski
11 August 2021
The first six months of 2021 have resulted in major new developments on the climate change agenda, as pressure on businesses from financial, political, and societal stakeholders has accelerated. With climate change firmly established as a critical issue for companies, Brunswick provides an update on the major themes and what this means for business.
By Brian Potskowski
15 July 2021
Coinciding with Earth Day, President Biden will convene heads of state for his virtual Leaders’ Climate Summit next Thursday, April 22nd and Friday, April 23rd. In the days leading up to the event, the Biden Administration will release its Nationally Determined Contribution (“NDC”) under the Paris Agreement, which will provide updated emissions reduction targets for the United States.
14 April 2021
In his first year at the helm, bp CEO Bernard Looney has had to contend with a pandemic and a historic plunge in oil prices. Yet his greatest challenge may lie ahead: leading the company through a decade that climate-change experts call “decisive” for the future habitability of the planet.
By Susan Gilchrist
09 February 2021
Brunswick’s climate specialists help companies navigate the complexities of the global transition to a zero-carbon economy.
Phil is a partner in Brunswick’s Business & Society practice, and advises clients on how to articulate their company’s future growth story and their role in a net zero world. He is a special advisor to the UN High Level Champion for COP26 and to the UN Race to Zero campaign.
Maria is the Head of Brunswick’s New York office and has extensive background advising on climate issues, including crisis and issues management, engagement strategies, ESG and reporting and has particular expertise in how multilateral organizations, campaigners and policy makers approach climate action.
Brian advises Brunswick clients on robust climate strategies, having spent more than a decade focusing on the energy transition. He joined Brunswick from the energy-focused investment firm Riverstone Holdings where he was responsible for power and renewables strategy. Previously, Brian was a lead analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance and M&A analyst at Citigroup.
Stacey advises clients on sustainability, ESG, stakeholder engagement and positioning for senior executives. Based in Hong Kong, Stacey leads Brunswick’s Business & Society work for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to Brunswick, Stacey worked at the World Economic Forum and World Bank.
Alastair is a Partner in Brunswick’s Business & Society practice, where he advises clients on social narrative development, designing corporate signature programs and helping companies to engage proactively on challenging societal issues. He works for clients in sectors as diverse as mining, healthcare, communications, retail, financial services and energy.
Pru advises clients on robust corporate governance practices and emerging issues in responsible investing. Pru joined Brunswick from BlackRock, where she was Managing Director and Head of Investment Stewardship for the APAC region. At BlackRock, Pru led a team that responsible for engagement and proxy voting activities in relation to the companies in which BlackRock invests on behalf of clients.
Alex has more than 20 years’ experience advising on climate-related strategy, advocacy and communications, including 13 years at Shell, where he designed and oversaw implementation of Powering Progress, Shell’s strategy to accelerate the transition of the business to net-zero. Previously, Alex helped position Toyota as an environmental leader in the automotive sector.
Within our business:
We are dedicated to ensuring our own organization plays a successful role in the transition. In May 2020, alongside 200 corporate signatories that included many of our clients, we joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment, coordinated by the U.N. Global Compact, to become a net zero firm across all scopes by 2050. We now have an Environmental Committee focused on achieving this science-based target.
Lean more about Brunswick’s role in the COP26 process as special advisor to the UN High Level Climate Action Champions and Race to Zero.Read more
Brunswick is taking direct action to reduce our carbon footprint. We have set science-based targets to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2028.More about our commitment