About

OUR MISSION: Accelerate business leadership on climate action in Oregon

OUR WORK: EDUCATION AND DIRECT ACTION, SETTING THE STAGE FOR POLICY ENGAGEMENT  

Oregon for Climate Action is an Oregon 501(c)(3) grant-funded non-profit organization. By educating businesses and policy makers about climate related issues, risks to Oregon, and potential policy directions, we prepare businesses for engagement on policy solutions.

In parallel, an increasing number of companies are looking to address their own emissions. Targeting the commonality in many of the challenges, solutions, and funding opportunities that enable these actions, we can efficiently offer support to these businesses. And as they take internal action on climate change and understand the policy landscape, we believe they’ll be more empowered to weigh in on policy themselves.

We work in partnership with our affiliate organization, Oregon Business for Climate, an Oregon 501(c)(4) non-profit that is primarily funded through memberships and is able to engage more directly with decision-makers on specific policies.

OUR UNIQUE ROLE: OREGON’S ONLY CLIMATE-FOCUSED BUSINESS ALLIANCE

We and our affiliate group are the only organizations at the state level serving business and focused on climate change.  We engage industries across our state from manufacturing to agriculture, transportation, healthcare, finance, and others — and empower the only statewide business voice advocating for innovative and bold climate solutions.

This perspective is especially critical right now.  Other business groups have redoubled their efforts with legal action, legislative pressure, and agency engagement to resist climate action — challenging Oregon’s Climate Protection Plan, clean fuels efforts, building energy efficiency, smart transportation, and other progress. We and our partners also pursue solutions that simultaneously address climate change and environmental justice — where a supportive business voice is especially unique and often critical to making progress.

A TEAM EFFORT: LEVERAGING A STRONG NETWORK OF PARTNERS

Oregon is home to a wealth of climate and environmental justice organizations.  We work closely with these organizations, leveraging, aligning, and supporting their expertise and capacities. This expands our capacity to track, analyze and educate about critical policies, to organize events and communications, and to reach out to a broad audience of businesses.

Recent projects include collaboration with the following organizations: B Local PDX (Oregon’s B Corp affiliate), Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX), Ceres, Climate Solutions, E2, Northwest Energy Coalition (NWEC), Oregon Environmental Council (OEC), Renewable Northwest, and Verde.