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1.5° C Business Playbook

SME Climate Hub provides support and tools to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises to prepare them for the fastest economic transition in history.


Publication date
4 October 2022
We mean business coalition | Exponential Roadmap Initiative | Race to zero


The SME Climate Hub is a global initiative that aims to mainstream climate action in the small to medium sized business community and enable SMEs to build resilient businesses for the future. 

Businesses with under 500 employees represent 90% of business globally and affect the livelihoods of over 2 billion people. SME Climate Hub support these businesses as they commit to their net zero journey through strategic emission reductions and opportunities for climate leadership. 

The SME Climate Hub has developed free, practical and tailored resources for SMEs. Businesses can calculate their emissions with the Business Carbon Calculator, learn how to take action with the Climate Fit education course and access support through the Financial Support guide. The SME Climate Hub has also partnered with Oxford University to provide SMEs with a library of external tools that offer additional support to small businesses taking concrete steps towards climate action. 

The 1.5° C Business Playbook aims to prepare businesses to drive the fastest economic transition in history by presenting solid guidelines for companies of all sizes to set targets, strategy and actions. The guidelines presented are compatible with existing standards such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG), as well as aligned with the UNFCCC Race to Net-Zero starting line criteria, Net-Zero Compatible Innovations Initiative and the Chambers Climate Coalition.


© J. Falk et al., The 1.5°C Business Playbook. (2022) 


1.5° C Business Playbook
(1.4 MB - PDF)