Committing to our only future


thinkstep-anz is proud to be the first company in New Zealand to commit to the Business Ambition for 1.5° campaign. thinkstep-anz was among the latest batch of companies to commit to the campaign. The news was announced today as part of the official launch of the Race to Zero campaign by UNFCCC Climate Champions. The campaign is organised by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition.

As a signatory to the We Mean Business for 1.5° movement, thinkstep-anz is serious about limiting global warming to 1.5°C to minimise the worst effects of climate change.


“It is becomingly increasingly urgent to commit to climate action without compromises for economic recovery. Businesses and governments need to work together to ensure that climate recovery goes hand in hand with economic recovery for a resilient, zero-carbon future,” says Barbara Nebel, CEO of thinkstep-anz.

thinkstep-anz has set science-based emissions reduction targets across scopes 1 and 2 that are consistent with keeping global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. thinkstep-anz has also committed to a long-term target to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.

Business Ambition for 1.5°C companies were profiled during the launch broadcast on 5 June which—fittingly enough—was also World Environment Day. The companies will also be featured in the run up to COP26 in Nov 2021 as leading the way with the most ambitious corporate climate targets.

thinkstep-anz now extends the call out to other companies to commit to Business Ambition for 1.5C.

Moving forward

Setting a science-based target is a vital step in fighting climate change. We have experience in setting our own climate target approved by the SBTi and in helping others set their goals. thinkstep-anz can provide support in calculating and reviewing your existing carbon emissions profile, setting your goals or in planning your communication and engagement of stakeholders. If you are unsure about the next steps or have any questions about the process, talk to us.



About the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign

Business Ambition for 1.5°C an urgent call to action, led by a global coalition of UN agencies, business, and industry leaders. The campaign calls on companies to commit to ambitious emissions reductions targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The campaign is organised by SBTi, in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business Coalition.

A total of 237 companies, representing over $3.6 trillion in market cap, have responded to the open letter and signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C commitment as of June 5, 2020. 

About the Science Based Targets initiative

The SBTi is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting and independently assesses companies’ targets. Over 800 companies have committed to set science-based emissions reduction targets.