An innovative carbon fee model and commitment to carbon neutrality has enabled Microsoft to deliver significant sustainable impacts around the world. On Microsoft News Center the organisation assesses the value of the programme in delivering benefits to communities and biodiversity.
Following its work with UNICEF and The CarbonNeutral Company on the launch of an improved cookstove project in Bangladesh, M&S is keen to raise awareness of the clean cookstove sector and increase their uptake. In an interview for Ecosystem Marketplace, Carmel McQuaid, head of sustainable business for M&S, talks about the retailer’s Plan A programme, carbon offsetting and the focus on cookstove projects.
Watch our video to see how the global professional services consultancy, PwC, is using the UK Forest Creation programme to successfully build employee environmental awareness and add a UK-based focus to engage and motivate staff in its wider CSR initiative. Twenty-two graduates went out to woodlands in Central Scotland in October; find out what happened.
New research demonstrates that for every one tonne of CO2 emissions removed from the atmosphere through carbon offsetting, a further $664 of value is delivered in economic, social and environmental benefits to local communities around the world. See the breakdown in our infographic here. The research was conducted by Imperial College London in partnership with the International Carbon Reduction and Offsetting Alliance (ICROA). For the full report, please click read more.Read more
The Climate Leadership Conference, a unique annual gathering of business, policy makers, regulators and NGOs, offers an opportunity to put a finger on the pulse of climate action in the US. Jonathan Shopley finds a steady and strengthening heart-beat.