Businesses with under 500 employees represent 90% of business globally, and affect the livelihoods of over 2 billion people. We are here to support these businesses as they commit to their net zero journey. Our pragmatic approach removes the obstacles SMEs face as they take climate action — whether curbing emissions in their own business or getting green solutions to market.
The first step is making the commitment: to halve emissions by 2030 and to become net zero by 2050 or sooner. The SME Climate Hub has developed free, practical resources specifically tailored to support SMEs on their net zero journey through strategic emission reductions and opportunities for climate leadership. 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 and 1.5°C Business Playbook. 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.