From September 20 through 27, millions of people across the world gathered to demand urgent action on the climate crisis.
United across timezones and cultures, these rallies were the biggest climate protests in history.
and , and – press across the globe was picking up our story: thousands of businesses across different sectors pledging to support their employees to strike for meaningful action on climate.
Growing support from Australian businesses meant thousands of workers took to the streets to support the student strikers.
By the day of September 20, 2,900 companies had joined the Not Business As Usual alliance. By September 27, New Zealand businesses had taken that number to 3,133.
From holding a no-meetings day to completely closing their doors, the pledges made by companies around the country were powerful.