Business Climate Leaders (BCL) is a group of skilled volunteers who engage major American businesses and business organizations in effective nonpartisan climate advocacy.  BCL is a project of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL)

Given the urgency of the situation, it is imperative that business leaders put their shoulders to the levers of change.  Renowned scientist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia Dr. James Hansen puts it simply:  “It is the captains of industry that have the power to save us.”


Companies work with BCL to:  

  • Demonstrate climate leadership at both local and national levels.

  • Enhance corporate reputation to reflect commitment to responsible and sustainable business practices.

  • Benefit from joining in with powerful business coalitions to magnify the voice and direction of sustainable business practices.


We advise and support companies that are consistent with our principles and goals to: 

  • Network with like-minded leadership.

  • Encourage supply chain and industry associations to join in BCL efforts to build sustainable business practices and economy.

  • Explain and explore the material risks and opportunities that arise from climate-related events.

  • Discuss and leverage sustainability goals among others from related sectors.

  • Participate in a regional or nationwide business events to support the carbon economy.

  • Educate employees and customers about emerging practices and policies.

  • Endorse The Carbon Pricing Principles.


CCL supports a revenue neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend and has done so for over a decade by empowering everyday people in more than 400 chapters across the United States to build support for a national bipartisan solution to climate change.  

CCL is featured in the National Geographic's series on climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, focusing on the story of Jay Butera of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, “…who has succeeded in bringing congressmen of both parties together to develop legislative solutions to climate change while avoiding unproductive debates about the science."

Read more about CCL by David Bornstein in The New York Times, Cracking Washington’s Gridlock to Save the Planet