A Blueprint for a Winning Carbon Neutral Strategy

A Blueprint for a Winning Carbon Neutral Strategy

The word “strategy” is derived from ancient Greek. Although then a term for the battlefield as opposed to the boardroom, its essential meaning endures: a high-level plan to achieve a long-term goal. Today, one of our greatest battles is against climate change and the long-term goal is limiting warming to less than 2 degrees. To […]

Science-based targets – what, why and how?

Science-based targets - what, why and how?

In the latest news from the movement for science-based targets, the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) has launched a new service for target validation, which will be available from 31st August this year. The service has been designed to increase the speed of validation (within 20 business days) and provide businesses with more in-depth feedback […]

Solving our Plastics Problem: Is this the perfect storm?

Solving our Plastics Problem: Is this the perfect storm?

 It has been known for some time that we have a plastics problem. In fact, plastic pollution in the oceans was first reported 50 years ago. Since then the magnitude of the problem has grown exponentially. Sadly, we’ve remained addicted to plastics and been unable to mobilise to solve the problem, with devastating consequences. This weekend the […]

The Road to Renewables: Arriva chooses SSE Green assured by Carbon Clear

The Road to Renewables: Arriva chooses SSE Green assured by Carbon Clear

SSE is set to supply Arriva UK with SSE Green to power it’s UK bus and rail sites. The announcement this week marks a significant commitment by one of Europe’s leading transport providers to decarbonise the sector. Offered by SSE Business Energy, SSE Green is a 100% renewable electricity and allows business to report zero […]

Time to switch on to ESOS Phase 2

Time to switch on to ESOS Phase 2

The UK Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has now entered phase 2. That means the relevant companies are required to be compliant by 5th December 2019. Before you stop reading in the comfort that you have plenty of time, we want to tell you why we’re advising companies that the time to start the […]

Behind the scenes of the science-based target movement

Behind the scenes of the science-based target movement

The corporate momentum behind setting meaningful Science Based Targets (SBTs) on carbon reductions is building with the total count of companies that have either publicly committed to or set SBTs now sitting at a healthy and ever-increasing total of 406 organisations. It is great to see progress being made recently, including many large players such […]

TCFD and CDP: 10 Questions Answered

TCFD and CDP: 10 Questions Answered

In April we hosted a webinar about the TCFD recommendations, specifically how they will impact CDP disclosures this year. Here we look at some of the questions that were asked during the webinar to give you an insight into how to maximise your disclosure this year and in the future You’ll find the full webinar […]

Connecting the SBTi with the TCFD

Connecting the SBTi with the TCFD

SBT and TCFD are two acronyms that are here to stay. The new buzz words in sustainability, they are Science-based targets and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures respectively. Here we explore how these two growing initiatives are connected and what this means in practical terms for businesses and investors. The SBT initiative (SBTi) […]