Next Practice Collaborative: Business in a Zero-Carbon Economy
Please note that the Next Billion project is currently inactive, but our resources remain available online. If you have any questions, please contact Brian T. Carney, Program Coordinator for the Business Program.
The Next Practice Collaborative is a cross-sector group of companies including AkzoNobel, Alcoa, CEMEX, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, Staples, and United Technologies Corporation. With input from expert advisors, the group is developing and testing innovations relating to three initial areas:
Internal capital allocation: aligning corporate investment decisions with long-term sustainability risks and opportunities to create shared value.
Buildings and energy: new models for accelerating a transformation in the built environment that enables clean, reliable power systems in growing cities.
Climate-compatible development: Meeting customer needs in a changing climate with new product solutions that enable low-carbon, climate-resilient economic development.
While the work of the Next Practice Collaborative has transitioned into other projects at WRI, we welcome others who wish to join us in finding ways to act on next practice opportunities.