Climate Action Routemaps - Business in the Community

Climate Action Routemaps

Three routemaps designed to assist with building green skills, involving diverse stakeholders with climate action and embracing circular economy practices.

These routemaps have been developed to support organisations to action three of the seven steps in Business in the Community’s (BITC) Seven Steps for Climate Action.
Each routemap contains comprehensive background information actionable guidance and case studies to help your business understand how other organisations are already progressing.

Seven steps to deliver a fair and just transition

The Seven Steps for Climate Action shows how businesses can deliver a just and fair transition to a resilient, net-zero future. The steps will help organisations ensure their business model is climate-proof and contribute to a future where people and nature can thrive. Taking these steps will also support in creating value and enhance the prosperity of employees, customers, suppliers and communities.

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Foreword by Gudrun Cartwright, Climate Action Director at Business in the Community

Building Green Skills

Ensuring your organisation and people have the skills to thrive in a just transition.

This routemap outlines the actions needed to ensure your organisation and people have the skills to thrive in the just transition. It will allow you to navigate through the three focus areas in an order that matches your organisation current activity on building green skills.

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Involving Diverse Stakeholders with Climate Action

An invaluable resource for climate action planning

This routemap defines how to work with diverse stakeholders in the just transition journey. The routemap can be a valuable resource for companies beginning or already advanced in their climate action strategy planning.  It focuses on three areas for businesses to ensure they involve stakeholders as part of their just transition plans:

  • Map: recognise and engage your diverse stakeholders.
  • Involve: embrace challenges and value insight.
  • Act: demonstrate how stakeholder views are acted on.

Sponsored by Royal London

Embracing Circular Economy Practices

Reduce Scope 3 Emissions and reduce waste

Embracing Circular Economy Practices: This routemap focuses on how businesses can reduce Scope 3 emissions and reduce waste while developing innovative products and services by creating a circular economy strategy. Using the maturity model, you will learn how to navigate through the different stages:

  • Initiate: circular economy should be used as a design driver to inform new products and services offered by your business
  • Collaborate: business’ need to work together and with other stakeholders to create systemic change across their business and the wider economy 
  • Integrate: the responsibility for circular economy should be spread across departments within a business so that it becomes part of everybody’s job

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Supporting your organisation on its journey to net zero

Business in the Community (BITC) research for COP26, surveying 8,000 people and 2,000 businesses, showed that only 11% of people in the UK thought their jobs would change significantly or that they would need new skills as part of the transition. Of those who did, eight out of ten did not think their employer was doing enough or did not know what their employer was doing, to help them prepare.

BITC published the Seven Steps for Climate Action in 2021 to set out how businesses can deliver a fair and inclusive just transition to a net-zero, resilient future.  Working with over 100 businesses and civil society leaders,  this Building Green Skills route map is the first in a series of guidance documents developed to support organisations towards a net-zero, resilient journey.

    Next steps

    • Contact BITC’s Advisory services. Our team of experts can help you with your just transition plan and implementing the suite of routemaps.