PRIVATE SECTOR

Below you will find the documentation of climate change response initiatives led by private sector organizations in several Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Business Leaders Center against Climate Change (CLG-Chile)

  • Date: January 2015
  • Organization: Faculty of Economy and Business of the University of Chile
  • Description: CLG- Chile was set up in 2009 thanks to the management of the Faculty of Economy and Business of the University of Chile, the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce and the British Embassy. It is one of the 16 centers in the world that form the international Corporate Leaders Network for Climate Action (CLN). Since its creation, the CLG-Chile has implemented activities and studies that supported companies from the private sector in the building of a Chilean vision and strategy to face climate change and reach a sustainable economy, with new opportunities for the country development.

    Various forums and meetings relevant to the topic were organized with the 17 companies taking part of the initiative. CLG attended to the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a member of the Chilean Official Delegation. It launched its 2013 report as well as a report about the opportunities for a low emission economy in Chile .
    Information available in spanish.

    Read the complete description of the initiative aquí.

Perú: Corporate Climate Commitment

  • Date: January 2015
  • Organization: Libelula and Peru 2021
  • Description: The Corporate Climate Commitment is a platform aimed to measure the development progress of the private sector in climate change.
    It was launched officially by the end of September, 2014.

    Information available in english.

    Read the complete description of the initiative here

Brazil: Business for climate platform (EPC)

  • Date: November 2014
  • Organization: Foundation Getulio Vargas (FGV)
  • Brief: The EPC Platform aims to mobilize, promote awareness and articulate corporate leadership for the management of GHG emissions and reduction practices, climate risk management and propose public policy and positive incentives related to the climate in Brazil.

    The document is available in spanish.

    Read the complete description of the initiative here

México: GHG Program

  • Date: November 2014
  • Organization: Comisión de Estudios del Sector Privado para el Desarrollo Sustentable (CESPEDES).
  • Brief: The overall purpose of the program is to prepare the Mexican industrial sector to face a world with greater carbon restrictions, through capacity building to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and promote their participation in carbon markets.

    The document is available in Spanish.

    Read the complete description of the initiative here.

Costa Rica: Business eco-efficiency

  • Date: November 2014
  • Organization: Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo (AED)
  • Brief: In 2011 AED conducted a business diagnostic which identified lack of knowledge in local entrepreneurs on how to take responsibility for their environmental impacts. After developing a mapping of actors and instruments at local and international level, AED developed “Business Eco-Efficiency”, a collaborative platform with specialized tools that allows companies to make their environmental management in a 5-steps practical, friendly and easy way.

    The document is available in Spanish.

    Read the complete description of the initiative here