Founded in 1998 our name comes from the Biodiversity Convention of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and reflects our vision to help people understand and change their behaviour to enable a more sustainable world. We believe in impact-driven sustainability starting with what the world needs. Our mission is rooted in planetary limits and social needs.
We work with leadership teams in the private and public sector, NGOs and multi-stakeholder groups and partnerships. We start with the biggest risks to society and the planet - planetary limits, social needs and SDGs - and end with support to define the corporate/organisational role in mitigating these risks, demonstrating the transformative potential of integrating people and planet into innovation strategies and distributive design.
For over 10 years, our annual sustainability practitioner research has monitored how the World’s largest companies are using planetary limits and social needs in their measurement, target setting and reporting. We also calculate how many of the targets are set at scale with what the World needs to survive.
Article 13 is a certified B Corporation. an SBTN Corporate engagement Program member, a signatory of the Business for Nature coalition, part of the natural capital’s alliance, science-based targets initiative for nature CEP and part of TNFD. We have also joined the World Benchmarking Alliance.