The Climate Group
The Climate Group is a non-profit group supported by corporations and governments which states on its website that it is "dedicated to advancing business and government leadership on climate change". The group is headquartered in London and has offices in the U.S., Australia and China.
On its website The Climate Group claims that it "represents a new approach. Focused on solutions and positive collaboration across the government, business and non-profit sectors, we act independently of special interests and political affiliations."
In June 2009, retained the public relations firm DKC, "to handle strategy and media outreach for Climate Week NYC," according to the Holmes Report. The September 2009 event "will bring together key business and governmental leaders together through five days of workshops, seminars, cultural events and other activities that will address the need for action on climate change." 
The Climate Group "previously worked with DKC on the media strategy behind two 2009 events: the announcement of Forward Chicago, a program that brings together the City of Chicago with the city’s leading businesses and nonprofit organizations toward the common goal of greening Chicago; and Switching Gears, an event examining the economic opportunities present for Midwestern U.S. states in the low-carbon economy." 
Accessed April 2009: 
- Stuart Archibald
- Matthew Anderson
- John R. Coomber - Chair
- Rachel Crossley
- David Gregson
- Caroline Heaton
The Climate Group is a register charity in the UK, as a 501(c)(3) and as a tax-deductible organisation in Australia. On its website the group states that it is funded by a "range of organisations including" the:
- Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- The German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety;
- Oak Foundation; and
- DOEN Foundation.
It also lists its "supporters" as comprising:
- Action Aid International
- Anonymous donors
- Arctic Energy Alliance
- Baker & McKenzie Limited
- Barclays PLC
- Thor Björgólfsson
- Heinrich Boll Foundation
- BP Plc.
- Bullitt Foundation
- W. Carey Crane III, Clean Power Foundation
- Stephen Dawson
- DOEN Foundation
- Michael Edge
- Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
- Roland Emmerich
- Environment Canada
- Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
- Garfield Weston Foundation
- German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
- Global Development and Environmental Institute
- Goldman Sachs & Co.
- Cheryl Haines, Haines Gallery
- HBOS Holdings
- HBOS Insight Investment
- HSBC Holdings
- JPMorgan Chase Foundation
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- Lazard Foundation
- Man Financial Ltd.
- Man Group Plc.
- City of Melbourne (Australia)
- Mitsubishi Corporation
- MSST Foundation
- Oak Foundation
- Paul Pheby, Lotus Asset Management
- Pew Charitable Trusts
- Poola Foundation
- Purves Environmental Fund
- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Partnership
- Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
- Robertson Foundation
- Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- Rockefeller Family Fund
- Dame Anita and Gordon Roddick
- Gary Ross and Allison Thomas
- Schroder Foundation
- Shell International Ltd.
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Swiss Reinsurance Company
- The Carbon Trust
- The Energy Foundation
- The Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation
- UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- United Nations Foundation
- Universal City Studios
- Victorian Government (Australia)
- Marion Weber
- William Stukeley School
- World Resource Institute
- WWF UK
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Clean Development Mechanism and Nuclear Power
- Clean Development Mechanism and Carbon Capture and Storage
- Matt Brittin
- The Climate Group, "About Us", The Climate Group website, accessed August 2008.
- The Climate Group, "Governance", The Climate Group website, accessed August 2008.
- Louise Dodson, "CO2 Research Draws Recruits", Australian Financial Review, January 23-26, 2009, page 14. (Sub req'd)
- "Climate Group Taps DKC for New York Climate Week," Holmes Report (sub req'd), June 29, 2009.
- Directors, The Climate Group, accessed April 25, 2009.
- The Climate Group, "FAQ: About Us", The Climate Group website, accessed August 2008.
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