The Step Up Coalition

The Step Up Coalition is an alliance dedicated to harnessing the transformational power of technology and financial actors to accelerate the transition to a net-zero future by 2050. Step Up was born out of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit and brings together an ambitious group of innovative companies looking to set a new high bar for corporate sustainability and climate action. 

Science tells us that to have a 50% chance of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees celsius, we must halve global emissions by 2030 and then reach net-zero by 2050. To achieve this desired outcome will require revolutionary and rapid change on a global scale: a volume of change that technology companies and financial institutions have demonstrated they are capable of bringing about. That it is incumbent for tech and finance firms to use their platforms and influence to bring about rapid decarbonization is a central principle to Step Up.

With the short time frame we have left to reduce emissions and achieve net-zero, committing to bold action is no longer enough. Science has told us what we need to do, and Step Up is charting the path forward for companies that want to not only survive but thrive in the low carbon future economy. To Step Up in 2020 will mean collaborating and building bridges across companies, industries, customers, and suppliers to transition to a low-carbon economy. 


  • An ambitious environmental commitment

  • Written confirmation that company supports the Step Up Declaration and permission for logo to be placed on website

  • Open-mind and willingness to share and collaborate on a common agenda 


  • Active participation in quarterly All Hands calls

  • Monthly working group calls in areas of interest (Supply Chain engagement, transportation etc.)

  • Report annually on progress on stated goals

  • Commitment to showcasing progress on behalf of company, and Step Up, at key global moments (UN Global Goals Week, TED, COP26 etc.) and industry events


  • Demonstrate corporate leadership in sustainability

  • Collaborate with companies and peers to share and develop best sustainability practices

  • Empower business units to make sustainability a top business priorityIdentify and develop strategies with which your company can have significant impact on future of sustainability

  • Access unique opportunities to showcase corporate climate action on the global stage

    If you’re interested in learning more about and joining Step Up, please contact McKenzie Wilson at