5. Partner

Resources for partnering with other organisations, Actors and sectors to ensure a global, coordinated Net Zero future 

Partnering for net zero – Why and how

One of the most effective actions that an organisation can take is to partner with others to advocate for wider systemic, (sectoral collaboration or policy change), for achieving net zero.


As many of the barriers to climate action relate to uncertainties, investment at scale is needed to solve challenges and bring nascent technological solutions into emergent markets. Other climate challenges can’t be tackled in a market competition setting without a policy intervention. If one company bakes in a carbon price to their product they may lose out in a competitive market, while a group of companies acting together can tackle the negative externalities of the emissions associated with their product while keeping quality high and working with the government to keep cost in balance for consumers.

If achieving net zero within a business relies on other actors to make a change, a complete net zero plan must make explicit in what ways achieving the target depends on other actors’ behaviour and consider how to proactively engage with such actors.


This is the final minimum criteria in the Race to (Net) Zero Campaign of the United Nations Framework Committee on Climate Change High Level Champions Team.


In this ‘Partner’ section (and below) are resources and existing coalitions and alliances for partnering to a net zero future.  


✅proactively work with actors key to achieving net zero


Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

Convened by the UN, the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance seeks to transform member investment portfolios to net zero GHG emissions by 2050. 29 institutional investors make up the alliance, representing over $5 trillion in assets. The alliance also works with other ... Find out more

International Sustainable Campus Network

The mission of the ISCN is to provide an international forum to support higher education institutions in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. Find out more

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Resources for pledging a Net Zero target

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Resources for making a Net Zero business plan

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Resources for taking immediate action toward achieving Net Zero

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Resources for reporting your progress

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Resources for partnering with other organisations and sectors to ensure a global, coordinated Net Zero future 

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