We are delighted to have been selected by BNY Mellon as their renewable energy and carbon offset partner for their carbon neutral programme. Using Guarantees of Origin, PowerPlus products and carbon offsets from Natural Capital Partners, BNY Mellon is carbon neutral in 2015 and will remain carbon neutral in 2016.
As part of its ongoing commitment to carbon neutrality, the firm is partnering with Natural Capital Partners to support an innovative 10-year community reforestation project in Sub-Saharan Africa. The project will be working with approximately 8,000 famers in Uganda and Kenya to plant two million trees that will sequester 220,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over the next 10 years. Freshfields’ Reforestation in East Africa Programme (REAP) will not only offset the firm’s global carbon footprint, but also deliver a number of important sustainable development benefits to the local communities.
Microsoft has been recognised for its innovative carbon fee model with a Momentum for Change award from the UNFCCC. Microsoft’s carbon fee is used to fund its carbon neutral program which includes working with Natural Capital Partners to support a portfolio of carbon finance projects around the world. The Momentum for Change award is given to some of the most innovative and replicable examples of climate action to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Find out more about the options to deliver an immediate, effective global renewable energy solution for your business in this one hour webinar. During the webinar our panelists talk about how European Guarantees of Origin, North American Renewable Energy Certificates and the new International REC Standard can be used to meet your renewable energy targets, support generation in the locations of interest to you and address your Scope 2 greenhouse gas impacts.Read more
Supply chain resilience has become a fundamental consideration for business as the threats and impact of climate change on resource availability have become increasingly apparent, but quantifying improvement programmes remains a challenge. Carbon finance projects can help corporates overcome quantification difficulties by providing precise and appropriate measurement of activity, offering a credible way to deliver positive impact on some of the most material risks to their business and supply chains.Read more
Natural capital accounting is becoming a key consideration for business. In our first natural capital webinar, Jonathan Shopley and Simon Brown explore the evolution of our business; the history, application and development of natural capitalism, and how we approach supporting clients to have measurable, positive influence on natural capital.Read more
The co-benefits of carbon-finance projects have been discussed for many years, but the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals has inspired plans to monitor and verify the sustainable development outcomes beyond carbon emissions. Oliver Crouch evaluates the progress.