What is The Exponential Roadmap Initiative 

What is The Exponential Roadmap Initiative

The Exponential Roadmap Initiative brings together innovators, disruptors and transformers taking action in line with 1.5°C. Their purpose is to accelerate exponential climate action and solutions through groundbreaking projects, with the mission to halve emissions before 2030.

The Exponential Roadmap Initiative is an accredited partner of the United Nations-backed Race To Zero and a founding partner of the 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders and the SME Climate Hub. The initiative has created the 1.5°C Business Playbook, a guideline for exponential climate action.


The initiative brings together innovative, disruptive and transformative businesses taking concrete action in line with 1.5°C. Members support the 1.5°C Business Playbook, committed and taking action across the 4 Climate Pillars to halve their own emissions and the emissions in their value chain before 2030 towards net zero, integrating climate deeply in business strategy and influencing climate action in society. The member companies together represent over 1 trillion USD in revenue and 2 million employees.

Reduce you own emissions

Pillar 1 focuses on a company’s activities to reduce its own emissions, aligned with a 1.5°C pathway. To align with the 1.5°C ambition, the minimum requirement is to halve your own emissions (scope 1 & 2) at least every decade. For many companies, a 90% reduction of scope 1 & 2 emisisons can be acheived by 2030.

Reduce your value chain emissions

Pillar 2 focuses on a company’s activities to reduce its value chain emissions, following the same trajectory. These include all emissions “outside the company walls”, which often represent the largest share of a company’s total footprint and must therefore be addressed. Value chain emissions (scope 3) include emissions from upstream and downstream activities.

The 1.5°C Supply Chain Leaders is an initiative driving climate action throughout global supply chains

Integrate climate into your strategy

Pillar 3 focuses on the company’s impact in society through the use of its products and services. It shifts the focus from only reducing the footprint to also providing solutions. Such a shift requires the alignment of the company’s vision, strategy, value proposition, and customer offerings with the 1.5°C ambition.

Influence climate action in society

Pillar 4 describes how to contribute to the 1.5°C and net zero ambition beyond the company’s own business and value chain. This means accelerating global climate action by sharing examples and scaling best practices through collaboration with other industry leaders. It also includes influencing policies and engaging industry associations to accelerate climate action, making climate and nature contributions beyond the value chain and helping management and employees to adopt sustainable practices.

Exponential Roadmap

The Exponential Roadmap is a science based cross-sector collaboration resulting in a report published in three iterations. It highlights 36 solutions with exponential scaling potential to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Scaling of solutions comes from sharp policy, from climate leadership by companies and cities and from a finance and technology shift towards green solutions with exponential potential. The roadmap shows how to build a stronger, more resilient and future-proof global economy and increase human prosperity and health – within the planetary boundaries.

Johan Falk CEO & Co-Founder, Exponential Roadmap Initiative has said: “We need to halve global emissions by 2030 and become nature positive at the same time to tackle the climate emergency. We have the answers in our hands – we just need sharper action. The solutions to halve emissions by 2030 exist in all sectors and many are scaling exponentially. This is the moment to scale even faster and make a pull-in. The companies that realise that today are the winners of tomorrow.”


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