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Tackling the Net Zero challenge with SBTi’s climate positive approach

Companies interested in bringing their CO2 emissions towards ‘Net Zero’, should pay attention to the newest report of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) published this September. This report recognizes offsetting and neutralization of CO2 emissions as valid tools in the transition to a ‘Net Zero’ status and presents five potential strategies to achieve a…

Common Reporting

Towards comprehensive corporate reporting: one set of standards

Five global standard setting organizations have launched a common report towards one single and global set of reporting standards for comprehensive corporate reporting. Five key global organisations for comprehensive corporate reporting The five organizations GRI, CDP, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) have agreed on…

Carbon Pricing

Carbon pricing applies market-based mechnisms to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon future. The main idea behind the aspect of carbon pricing is the “polluter pays” principle. Putting a price on carbon implies that the organizations and businesses which are responsible for emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere are also held accountable for their…

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Achieving carbon neutrality with ISO 14068

The international standard ISO 14068 for “Greenhouse gas management and related activities – Carbon Neutrality” is to provide clear definitions for CO2 neutrality. The climate crisis is prompting politicians, administrators and businesses to respond to this global challenge with increasuing demands for carbon neutrality. Public and private organizations of all kinds are spurring efforts to…

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UNGC and GRI have initiated collaboration to empower SDG reporting for businesses

The UN Global Compact and GRI have implemented an Action Platform called “Business Reporting on the SDGs” that aims to encourage businesses to include SDG reporting in their sustainability communication and relevant processes. Reminder: What are the SDG’s? SDGs is an acronym for Sustainable Development Goals which have been defined by the United Nations and…

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Carbon compensation – Reaching climate neutrality

Carbon compensation schemes empower businesses to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon future. Offsetting carbon emissions can furthermore send a strong message to stakeholders such as customers, employees and communities that your business is committed to paving the way for a sustainable future. But not every carbon compensation program generates the same positive impact.…