The impacts of climate change are all-encompassing, with wide-ranging effects across the totality of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The adoption of the Paris Agreement provides an historic opportunity for all sectors of society to join in the fight against climate change, and sends a powerful signal that all actions should be geared to promoting resilience of livelihoods, societies and economies. In addition, decarbonization of the global economy is inevitable, beneficial and already underway. The business community can and must play an essential role in these efforts by directing strategies and operations towards a climate resilient path. Without business participation, we will never be able to achieve the SDGs or the objectives of the Paris Agreement.