這個行動也反應了全球商業與工業界對氣候變遷的關注。這個宣言內容的完成歷時6個月，是由包括杜克電力公司（Duke Power）、愛爾克鋁業（Alcoa）、與奇異電器公司（General Electric）的許多美國公司與非營利組織大合作的成果。目標是建立「美國氣候行動聯盟（United States Climate Action Partnership）」，同時號召減排管制行動。
As the G8 Summit opens in Germany today, the heads of 23 financial service companies are urging the world's eight most industrialized countries to agree on deep cuts to the emissions of greenhouse gases responsible for the planet's rising temperature.
They fear that unchecked climate change is likely to lead to an increase in climate-related disasters, with "grave social and environmental harm," including annual economic losses that could rise as high as US$1 trillion by 2040.
The companies, members of the UN Environment Programme's Finance Initiative, said today in a statement to the G8 Summit in Heiligendamm, "There has been a seismic shift in how climate change is perceived and it is widely considered to be the greatest market failure ever."
The "Declaration on Climate Change by the Financial Services Sector," is signed by 23 CEOs, presidents, chairmen and managing directors of banks, insurance and re-insurance companies. It calls on the G8 heads of state to formally adopt emission reduction targets no later than 2009.
The financial executives suggest that proposals by the UK and the European Union, setting out mandatory emission reductions of between 20 percent and 30 percent by 2020 and 60 percent to 80 percent by 2050, should be central to all industrialized country goals.
The signatories of the UNEP FI declaration affirm their own commitment to sustainable management and limitation of their own greenhouse gas emissions.
The move reflects growing global interest from business and industry for action on climate change. Today's statement comes some six months after large corporations in America, including Duke Power, Alcoa and General Electric joined forces with NGOs to establish the United States Climate Action Partnership along with calls for emissions controls.