We support the Paris Agreement & Australia’s commitment to it, including the objective to keep global warming to well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

Purpose and Vision

The Australian Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) is a group of cross-sectoral Australian corporate CEOs supporting the Paris Agreement commitments and setting public decarbonisation targets. Its purpose is to provide a common voice on why big business is seeing decarbonisation as a way to ensure long term economic sustainability – and how they can have an impact and realise competitive advantage through early action in an apolitical and non-confrontational manner. The CLC is action orientated and provides an open, confidential and authentic forum for CEOs to share the challenges of their decarbonisation journeys. It is inclusive and provides information and case studies for those CEOs not yet taking action and wanting to understand their options.

About us and Members

An initiative of the B-Team Australasia, the Australian CLC is a group of CEOs of leading Australian organisations including publicly listed, private and NGOs. The CLC has 31 Founding Members of which Chief Executives have so far signed the original joint statement, which commits their organisations to take voluntary action on climate change.

Member Commitment

By joining the CLC, members have made the following commitment:

For the viability of our businesses, for the generations after us and for the country we love, we are ambitious for action on climate change. If we act now, we can forge a path to create a future that is low-emissions, positive for our businesses and economy, and inclusive for all Australians. We are committed to playing our part to make that future real. If we don’t, our competitiveness is at risk.

We take climate change seriously in our business:

  • We support the Paris Agreement and Australia’s commitment to it, including the objective to keep global warming to well below 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels;
  • We measure the greenhouse gas emissions associated with our environmental footprint and, if not already done, within 12 months of joining will set public emissions targets;
  • We work with our suppliers and customers to encourage them to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • We believe that a responsible and equitable transition to a low emissions economy is an opportunity to improve Australia’s prosperity.

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Team that makes the difference

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David Thodey

Co-Chair

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John Lydon

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Lynette Mayne

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Damien Nicks

AGL

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Matt Halliday

Ampol

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Rob Wheals

APA

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Kym Pfitzner

Australian Red Cross

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George Frazis

Bank of Queensland

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Edgar Basto

BHP

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Gert-Jan De Graaf

Brisbane Airport

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Matt Comyn

CBA

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Marc Luet

Citigroup

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Anna Skarbek

ClimateWorks Australia

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Steven Cain

Coles

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Larry Marshall

CSIRO

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Adam Powick

Deloitte

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Darren Steinberg

Dexus

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Grant Fenn

Downer Group

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Mark Collette

EnergyAustralia

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Elizabeth Gaines

Fortescue Metals Group

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Greg Goodman

Goodman Group

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Tristan Harris

Harris Farm Markets

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Jeanne Johns

Incitec Pivot

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Frank Tudor

Jemena

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Rebecca Hanley

Laing O'Rourke Australia Group

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Radek Sali

Light Warrior

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Sam Fischer

Lion

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Steven Worrall

Microsoft Australia

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Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

Mirvac Group

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Ross McEwan

NAB

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Sandra Martinez

Nestlé Oceania

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Frank Calabria

Origin Energy

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Sanjeev Gandhi

Orica

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Alan Joyce

Qantas

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Carmel Monaghan

Ramsay Health Care

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Kellie Parker

Rio Tinto

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Kevin Gallagher

Santos

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Damien Bueno

SAP Australia

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Peter Allen

Scentre Group

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Gareth O’Reilly

Schneider Electric

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Eric Swift

ServiceNow

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Alistair Field

Sims

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Mark Nielsen

Talent International

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Iñaki Berroeta

TPG Telecom

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Nicole Sparshott

Unilever Australasia

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Dean Banks

Ventia

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Scott Wyatt

Viva Energy

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Rob Scott

Wesfarmers

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Meg O'Neill

Woodside

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Brad Banducci

Woolworths Group

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Chris Ashton

Worley