For nearly a year, Greta Thunberg has led one of the largest social movements to mobilize students to walk out of classrooms in support of immediate climate action. Now B Corps and progressive businesses in Canada, the UK, and US, are joining students and calling for climate action now. 

We have 120+ signatories from CEOs and business leaders that have put their name to this statement for climate action.

Climate Action Now: Statement

The “Climate Action Now” statement is in response to the alarming and ever-growing threat caused by the climate crisis. While the International Panel on Climate Change highlighted that we have less than 12 years to avoid a climate catastrophe, there is a growing body of experts suggesting that we have less than 18 months to take urgent action, with 2020 being the deadline for global carbon dioxide emissions peaking if we’re to keep the planet below 1.5C.

Business leaders are stepping up to call for immediate climate action, recognizing that the climate crisis is not just a business and economic risk, but a humanitarian risk. While as a whole B Corps and progressive businesses are striving to be better for the environment and working to minimize our collective impact, it’s not nearly enough.

Given our climate emergency, it’s not enough for individual companies to buy offsets, put solar on roofs, or even to create internal carbon taxes or transition to regenerative agriculture. Rethinking entire business models is necessary, but also insufficient.

Our climate crisis requires action by policymakers to align incentives and to create a level playing field or a just transition to a low-carbon economy. It’s time to use our voice as business leaders to make that call to action to local, provincial and federal policy makers to take action.

Complete list of signatories:

Canada:

  • Active Impact Investments – Mike Winterfield, CEO (Vancouver)
  • Accerta – Peter Owsiany, President & CEO (Toronto) 
  • Barrett and Welsh – Gavin Barrett, Founder/Chief Creative Officer (Toronto)
  • Better Narrative  – Mayer Vafi, Founder (Montreal)
  • Boldt Communications Inc. – Lesli Boldt, President (Vancouver)
  • Calmura Natural Walls Inc. – Monty Chong-Walden, CEO & Founder (Vancouver)
  • Cathexis Consulting Inc. – Rochelle Zorzi, Partner (Toronto)
  • Cathexis Consulting Inc. – Melissa McGuire, Partner (Toronto)
  • CEHolmes Consulting Inc. – Charles Holmes, Owner (Vancouver)
  • Charity Agency – Chris Brandt, Founder (Vancouver)
  • Climate Smart – Elizabeth Sheehan, Co founder, President (Vancouver)
  • Community Savings Credit Union – Mike Schilling, President & CEO (Vancouver)
  • Credo – Christian Bélair, Co-Founder and CEO (Montreal)
  • Cove Continuity Advisors Inc. – Christie Geis, Partner (North Vancouver)
  • CEHolmes Consulting Inc. – Charles Holmes, Owner (Vancouver)
  • Ecologyst – Rene Gauthier, CEO (Victoria)
  • EventChain – Charlie Wang, Director of Business Development (Vancouver)
  • EventChain – Ashton Addison, CEO(Vancouver)
  • EventChain SmartTickets – Dino Bassanese, President (Vancouver)
  • Fairware – Denise Taschereau, Co-Founder and CEO (Vancouver)
  • Fairware – Sarah White, Co-Founder and COO (Vancouver)
  • Flow Office Wisdom – Crystal Wilson, Chief Buzz Builder, Partner (Guelph)
  • Forge & Spark Media Ltd. – Shannon Emmerson, President (Vancouver)
  • Forge & Spark Media – Shannon Emmerson, President (Vancouver)
  • Green Circle Salons – Satoko Nakajima, VP (North York)
  • Green Circle Salons – Shane Price, CEO (Toronto)
  • GreenStep Solutions Inc. – Angela Nagy, CEO (Kelowna)
  • GrowOya Plant Irrigation Inc. – Brant Cheetham, CEO (Vancouver)
  • Hemmings House Pictures Ltd. – Greg Hemmings, CEO (Saint John)
  • Hippie Snacks/Left Coast Naturals – Ian Walker, President (Burnaby)
  • Hoovie – Fiona Rauher, CEO (Vancouver)
  • Junxion Strategy – Mike Rowlands, President and CEO (Vancouver)
  • LBN Brand Management Inc – Kursti Leith, Owner & Director of Brands (Vancouver)
  • LightTrail Consulting – Greg Tooke, Co-founder (Vancouver)
  • Lunapads – Suzanne Siemens, CEO (Vancouver)
  • Manoverboard – Andrew Boardman, Designer (Winnipeg)
  • Nature’s Path Foods – Manuel Gorrin, Sustainability and Stewardship Manager (Richmond)
  • Nada – Brianne Miller, CEO (Vancouver)
  • New Society Publishers – Julie Raddysh, Publisher (Gabriola Island)
  • Ocean Brands – Ian Ricketts, President (Richmond)
  • Offsetters – Phill Cull, CEO (Vancouver)
  • OpenConcept Consulting Inc. – Mike Gifford, CEO & Founder (Ottawa)
  • Openly – Lisa Watson, Co-Founder & CEO (Guelph)
  • Organic Ocean –  Guy Dean, President (Richmond)
  • Phox Foods – Jordan Birch, President (Port Moody)
  • Pearl Street Communications – Curt Hammond, Chief Listening Officer (Ontario)
  • Phil Communications – Kim Fuller, Founder & CEO (Montreal)
  • Plenty + Spare – Kate Duda, Business Owner (Vancouver)
  • Public Inc. – Phillip Haid, Co-Founder & CEO (Toronto & NYC)
  • Persephone Brewing Co – Jenn Vervier, CEO (Gibsons)
  • Rain City Props – Amanda Webster, Owner/Manager (Vancouver)
  • Rally Assets Inc.- Upkar Arora, CEO (Toronto)
  • Realize Strategies – John Kay, CEO (Vancouver)
  • REfficient – Stephanie McLarty, CEO (Hamilton) 
  • Relish New Brand Experience – Suzzane Braun, President (Winnipeg)
  • Rhiza Capital – Brian Smith, CEO (Sechelt)
  • Royal Printers – Chelsea Gieschen, Director, Business Operations (New Westminister)
  • Salt Palm Development – Jared Meyers, Chairman (St Petersburg)
  • Sea to Sky Removal – Cinci Csere, Co-Founder (Vancouver)
  • Sea to Sky Removal – Chris Arkell, Co-Founder (Vancouver)
  • SES Consulting – Julia Bronson, Engagement Specialist (Vancouver)
  • Silver Chef – Robert Phelps, President (Vancouver)
  • SMAK – Healthy Fast Food – Brendan Ladner, CEO (Vancouver)
  • Spud  – Peter VaanStolk , CEO (Vancouver)
  • Strandberg Consulting – Coro Strandberg, President (Burnaby)
  • Sustainable – Pearl Chan, Architectural Designer (Toronto)
  • Summerhill Pyramid Winery – Ezra Cipes, CEO (Kelowna)
  • Sustainable – Josh Reiniger, Architectural Designer (Toronto)
  • Sustainability Advantage – Bob Willard, Author and Founder (Toronto)
  • Synergy Enterprises – Jill Doucette, CEO (Victoria)
  • The Earth Group – Matt Moreau, Founder (Edmonton)
  • Tiffinday Inc. – Seema Pabari, CEO (Toronto) 
  • Technologies Ecofixe inc – Marisol Labrecque, CEO (Laval)
  • TUX Creative Co. – Dominic Tremblay, CEO & Founder (Montreal)
  • Wakefield Productions – Donna Cheung, CEO (Vancouver)
  • Wirefire Solutions – David Wood, President (Vancouver)
  • Vancouver Bike Share – DBA “Mobi by Shaw Go”​ – Samuel Cawkell, Marketing Manager (Vancouver)
  • VREC Solar – Rob Baxter, Co-Owner (Vancouver)
  • Yulu PR – Melissa Orozco, CEO (Vancouver)

U.S.:

  • A Show For A Change – Jared Milra, Founder and President (Los Angeles)
  • ChicoBag & To-Go Ware – Lucas Crowley, Director of Sales and Marketing (Chico) 
  • Cotopaxi – Annie Agle, Director of Brand and Impact (Salt Lake City)
  • Do good well consulting – Kristin  Joys, Consultant (Gainesville, FL )
  • FeelReal Co. – Andy Swindler (Chicago)
  • Florida for Good – Jared Meyers, Co-Founder (Orlando)
  • GreenSpark Solar – George McConochie, Chief Operations Officer (Rochester)
  • Happy Family Organics – Katie Clark, Director of Sustainability (Boise)
  • Invincible Unicorn – Gabriella Kay, CEO (Los Angeles)
  • Legacy Vacation Resorts – Jared Meyers, Chairman (Orlando)
  • MMercer Consulting – Mike Mercer, Principal (Portland)
  • Namasté Solar – Geri Mitchell-Brown, Director of Employee Experience (Boulder)
  • Pachama – Diego Saez Gil, CEO (San Francisco)
  • PV Squared – Jonathan Gregory, General Manager (Greenfield)
  • The Green Engineer, Inc.  – Chris Schaffner, CEO (Concord)
  • Wanderlust – Sean Hoess, CEO (New York)
  • Way to B: Sustainability Consulting – Andrea Chase, Chief Sustainability Analyst (Los Angeles)
  • W.S. Badger Company – Rebecca Hamilton, Co-CEO (Gilsum, New Hampshire)

U.K:

  • Artfinder – Emily Sparshot, Senior Content Manager, Environmental Lead (London)
  • Delphis Eco –  Mark Jankovich, CEO (London)
  • Do Nation – Hermione Taylor, Co-Founder (Chamonix / Edinburgh)
  • E.C.One – Jos Skeates, Managing Director (London)
  • Flooglebinder – Brad Frankel, Co-Founder (Buckhurst Hill)
  • Forster Communications – Amanda Powell-Smith, CEO (London)
  • Freestar Drinks Ltd – Charlie Crawley, Co-Founder (London)
  • Good-Loop Ltd – Daniel Winterstein, Director (Edinburgh)
  • Green Element – Eilliam Richardson, CEO (London)
  • GreenSpark Solar – George McConochie, Chief Operations Officer (Rochester)
  • Humankind research – Tom Silverman, Founder (London)
  • Kung Fu Accounting – Scott Johnson, Founder (Stroud)
  • L&Co – Paul Barlow, Founder & Creative Director (London)
  • Living Alive- Rupert Hutchinsons, Co-Founder (Edinburgh) 
  • Living Alive – Elle Adams, Co-Founder (Edinburgh)
  • On Purpose – Tom Ebbutt, Managing Director (London, Paris, Berlin)
  • Pentameter – James Brain, Director (Manchester)
  • Pentameter – Annalise Lewis, Co-Founder (Manchester)
  • Profit Through Ethics Ltd / Responsible 100 – Michael Solomon, Director (London)
  • REAL Fundraising – Tom Ward, Onboarding Director (London)
  • Represent Me – Ed Dowding, CEO (London)
  • Toast Ale – Louisa Ziane, Chief Brand & Sustainability Officer (London)
  • Twentyfifty ltd – Luke Wilde, Chief Executive (Frome)
  • Stroud Brewery – Greg Pilley, Managing Director (Stroud)
  • Wholegrain Digital – Tom Greenwood, Managing Director (London)