What inspired the idea of WorkForClimate?
“We were inspired by the global school strikes movement and asked ourselves, how can older generations take action? This crisis shouldn’t all fall onto Gen Z,” says Lucy Piper.
“Our focus is making climate action accessible to help guide professionals on their journey to make significant change. In our experience, individual employees have the power to drive ambitious initiatives and inspire others to make their corporation a better one,” added Piper.
The mission is to accelerate the corporate transition from fossil fuels by guiding businesses and employees to commit to climate goals across four categories – energy, emissions, money and lobbying, that will ultimately have a positive impact on the planet and their business.
“Businesses switching their default superannuation to ethical super funds that don’t invest in fossil fuels is just the beginning of this corporate movement, as more businesses commit to being part of the solution to the climate crisis,” says WorkForClimate Director, Lucy Piper.
What are WorkForClimate’s key focus areas?
WorkForClimate is focused on initiatives that have the most significant impact on corporate decarbonisation. Resources for professionals include
- Live, guided Cohort programs
- Comprehensive, step-by-step Playbooks
- An online Slack Community
“While this is seen as a complex and polarising topic, our aim is to simplify climate action for climate-concerned professionals at the beginning of this decade for the crisis,” said Piper.
The programs and resources are based on the methodologies of the most innovative start-ups and are designed to harness the energy of individual employees, guiding them through every step of the process to make these big changes within their organisation, faster.