We empower climate leaders to shape the future of the planet.

We are women, we are mayors, we are entrepreneurs, we are innovators, we are students, we are scientists, we are activists. We are dreamers and doers. We are the makers of tomorrow. 

We care deeply about our planet and its citizens, and we are committed to taking action today that will leave a better world for generations to come. 

When we join our voices together, we are unstoppable. We are powerful. We are Women4Climate. 

Women make up more than half the world’s population, and although they are often disproportionately impacted by climate change, their voices are not always heard due to lack of inclusion and representation at the decision-making level. 

Women leaders played a pivotal role in negotiating the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015, and will be crucial to its success in the future. Now more than ever, enhancing women’s participation and leadership will be critical to securing a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for us all. 

Through the Women4Climate initiative, C40 aims to: empower and inspire the next generation of climate leaders through a global mentorship program dedicated to women in C40 cities; influence the conversation through leadership events and create new momentum and interest among future leaders; and raise awareness through research on gender, cities and climate to highlight the key role women play in championing climate action in cities.

They support us

L'Oréal

L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 26.02 billion euros in 2017 and employs 82 600 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce.

Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3885 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 Sharing Beauty With All sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain.

“At L’Oréal we decided to be a founding partner of the Women4Climate global initiative to contribute to the empowerment of the next generation of women leaders in fighting climate change. We consider this commitment strategic as it reflects two of L’Oréal’s major orientations: gender equality and climate protection. Women will play a critical role in tackling climate change. It is our responsibility to empower and support them”, Alexandra Palt, L’Oréal’s Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer and Executive Vice-President of the L’Oréal Foundation.

VELUX

The VELUX Group is proud to be sponsoring the second edition of the Women4Cimate Tech Challenge. We believe women have a central role to play in developing and implementing sustainable solutions to benefit coming generations. We acknowledge the foresight of women and the barriers they often face in bringing their ideas to the fore. Through our support of this challenge, we can help some women to drive climate actions that change cities for the better.

The VELUX Group is also an overall C40 sponsor. Through this sponsorship we can further the dialogues and knowledge sharing that is necessary to lead to partnerships, and thereby actions, to improve the cities of the world.

VELUX products create better living, working and learning environments for people by making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Based on the knowledge we have acquired from more than 75 years in business, we strive to improve awareness about how good indoor climates in buildings can contribute to good health and well-being for the people who occupy them. In our Healthy Homes Barometer, an annual independent research-based report, we investigate the effect unhealthy buildings have on people’s health. We believe that creating healthier buildings, where people spend up to 90% of their time, is key to achieving sustainable, likeable and not least liveable cities.

Autodesk

Autodesk was proud to support the first edition of theWomen4Climate Tech Challenge to advance new climate solutions, support engagement of female innovators in the climate sector, and provide experimentation and implementation opportunities in select C40 cities.

Autodesk makes software for anyone, anywhere to design and make things in ways previously unimaginable. Our customers are leveraging our comprehensive portfolio of design, engineering, and construction technology to create more things, make them better, and do it with less negative impact on the world. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.

Michelin Foundation

Created in 2014, the Michelin Corporate Foundation seeks to promote projects of general interest in five areas: Sustainable Mobility, Protecting the environment, Sport and Health, Education and the community and Heritage and the arts. The Michelin Corporate Foundation’s purpose rests on its philanthropic actions which always aim at helping more towards the communities and at fulfilling its societal responsibility. The Foundation contributes to carry the values of respect and solidarity the Michelin group holds.

makesense

makesense brings together and supports engaged citizens, passionate entrepreneurs and forward-looking organizations to collectively tackle today’s social and environmental issues.

They help different stakeholders to unlock their potential to create positive impact through customized pathways of engagement. For citizens, they offer ways to learn and take action. For entrepreneurs, they offer programs to help strengthen their projects. For organizations, they offer programs to innovate and transform their practices.