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A corporation's influence on Climate Policy can be just as important as its physical emissions footprint in impacting climate change. Investors and other stakeholders need a way of measuring this. InfluenceMap analyses corporate influence over climate policy, by on-going research into 300+ global companies and 75+ leading trade associations. p.3

Trade Associations and Climate Policy

IM assessed the 50 most influential industry groups, and found only 6 were supportive - the other 44 actively lobby against a climate change policy. The 3 worst are US groups: the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

In Europe, the European Chemical Industry Council, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association and BusinessEurope have that dubious honour.[1]
The Scoring Table is here. The Trade Association Report 2017 is here.

Corporate Support of Climate Policy

Which global companies lead in strategic lobbying for the ambitions of Paris? Rankings measure how a corporation or trade association behaves towards 2°C aligned climate and energy policy. For corporations, the score (from A—F) can be viewed as an indicator of readiness for a transition to low carbon policy globally. The corporate scores incorporate their links to the trade associations.[2]

Campaigns

Lobbying and Corporate Influence

The Lobbying and Corporate Influence Project accurately assesses, ranks and communicates the extent to which corporations are lobbying climate and energy policy worldwide. Corporate influence plays a major role, both positive and negative, in the creation, implementation, and effectiveness of policy - we have therefore created an interactive and open-source scoring table to capture this influence. [1]

Climate Policy Engagement Map

The Climate Policy Engagement Map comprehensive tool to enable positive and practical engagement with climate policy in line with a 2°C world. We bring together a global network of experts and expertise and map out regulatory timelines, critical intervention opportunities, existing lobbying activity, stakeholder positions and key contacts. [2]

Finance Project

The Climate Policy Engagement Map comprehensive tool to enable positive and practical engagement with climate policy in line with a 2C world. We bring together a global network of experts and expertise and map out regulatory timelines, critical intervention opportunities, existing lobbying activity, stakeholder positions and key contacts. [3]

Reports

  • Mar.2019: Big Oil's Real Agenda on Climate Change. The 5 largest publicly-traded oil and gas majors - ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, BP and Total - have invested over $1Bn in the 3 years following the Paris Agreement on misleading lobbying and branding. Lobbying spend is ~$200M per year, to control, delay, or block binding climate-motivated policy - meanwhile apparently supporting govt concerns. Use of trade organisation to hide behind has increased, as has political campaign donations. '.

References

  1. ^ Trade Associations and their Climate Policy Footprint. InfluenceMap, Dec.2017.
  2. ^ The A-List of Climate Policy Engagement. Which global companies lead in strategic lobbying for the ambitions of Paris? Rankings measure how a corporation or trade association behaves towards 2°C aligned climate and energy policy. Influence Map, Apr.2018.