“We Mean Business” Creates Critical Mass for Making Serious Change

In a year-end message, Aron Cramer, President and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility, writes about two upcoming events in 2015—the UN’s new sustainable development goals and the COP21 climate talks—as major markers for progress in global sustainability. Cramer also notes a less heralded but equally momentous event: the forming of We Mean Business, a coalition of seven business organizations focused on sustainability. Co-founded by BSR, the group includes Ceres, The B Team, CDP, The Climate Group, WBCSD, and the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group. These associations collectively represent thousands of companies and investors who are urging governments to create incentives for businesses to move to low-carbon strategies. Like their well-chosen name, We Mean Business looks to make serious change. That’s good news to start off a New Year.

John Howell, Editorial Director