What we do for our members

CMI is an independent, member-based institute with a mission to accelerate the use of market-based solutions and support best practice in decarbonisation. Since 2011, it has played an important role as an inclusive forum for business, but also as an advocate for policy that drives investment in emissions reduction and removal.

Our members benefit from direct engagement with market participants, forums and roundtable discussions, specialist working groups and taskforces, real-time market intelligence on emerging opportunities and risks, as well as bespoke services adding value to their organisation and people.

CMI has over 150 members, including primary producers, carbon project developers, Indigenous corporations, legal, technology and advisory services, insurers, banks, investors, as well as emission-intensive industries which are developing and deploying decarbonisation and carbon credit strategies.

We facilitate engagement between members and key stakeholders to build capacity and knowledge-sharing in the market, supporting our members to make informed decisions and address the real-world challenges that climate change presents.

Our leading industry events, market research, online tools, resources, and member-only initiatives are designed to maximise outcomes for market participants across a range of themes, including market development initiatives, climate policy direction, corporate climate leadership, as well as nature and cultural repair.

CMI offers three tiers of membership, with Corporate members offered access to CMI’s full range of services, while Professional and Associate members have different levels of access and are not offered voting rights as per the CMI constitution. CMI’s policy positions represent what the Board considers to be best practice in line with CMI’s mission, and do not represent any CMI individual, member company, or industry sector.

As we collectively navigate the transition to a prosperous negative emissions, nature positive world, now is the time to join our growing network of businesses accelerating the transition to net zero and net negative emissions.

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Membership & Sponsorship Policy

Following a comprehensive consultation process following the introduction of an interim membership policy in 2023, CMI launched its final Member & Sponsorship Policy in early 2024. The policy places additional requirements on carbon-intensive and large corporate members to have publicly available decarbonisation plans available by mid-2025. Further details can be found in the Policy below.