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Please see below for a wide range of whitepapers that can help your organisation benefit from an effective carbon reduction strategy.

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  • GHG Protocol - Scope 2 Reporting Guidance

    13 August 2014

    New guidance on reporting Scope 2 emissions under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol is expected to be released later this year. The guidance will provide greater clarity and consistency about how businesses can account for their mixed portfolios of environmental instruments, including RECs and carbon credits, across their entire greenhouse gas emission reduction programmes. Our briefing paper is based on the drafts and consultations on the guidance, and gives a summary of what's expected.

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  • Refresh the Debate: Smart Solutions to Climate Resilience

    29 July 2014

    As M&S commits to financing the start-up of a unique UNICEF carbon finance project in Bangladesh, a group of senior sustainability executives from some of the UK’s largest companies met with M&S CEO Marc Bolland to discuss what it will take for companies to deliver the solutions required to limit carbon emissions and build resilience for vulnerable communities. They all agreed that action isn’t happening fast enough to tackle climate change, but what are the solutions?

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  • Business Briefing: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports WGR2 and WGR3

    15 April 2014

    The IPCC has recently published two new reports on climate change – WGR2 assesses the risks and impacts and WGR3 presents the options for mitigation. In order to provide you with information to talk about the reports to your colleagues and stakeholders we have produced a briefing paper for companies looking to future proof their business strategies by understanding the latest science and advice to policy-makers.

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  • Due South:Cold Hard Facts of Sustainability

    01 April 2014

    Jonathan Shopley joined the 2041 expedition to Antarctica and delivered a series of lectures on sustainability to the Young Leaders on the trip. His lectures on the expedition were designed to define sustainability and deliver guidance on the actions that businesses and individuals can take to deliver a sustainable future. This is a summary of those lectures.

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  • Business Briefing: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report

    27 September 2013

    As the IPCC’s latest report on climate change comes out, this briefing note provides a summary view of the main scientific findings and their implications for business.

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  • India: a global low - carbon opportunity

    07 August 2013

    Understand how India is addressing climate change while also meeting the developmental needs of its population, and the potential for renewable energy to help it get there. Learn about the role carbon offsets will play in delivering this low carbon growth.

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  • China’s carbon emissions: a global dilemma

    14 March 2013

    Examining who's fuelling China's carbon emissions, and why Western businesses are supporting emission reductions and renewable energy projects in China in order to facilitate a low carbon global economy.

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  • CarbonNeutral Communications Guide

    29 October 2012

    Our new Carbon Communications Guide helps you increase the value of your carbon reduction programme and CarbonNeutral® certification, explaining how to successfully engage your stakeholders, the tools available for creating effective communications, advice on getting the most out of popular communications channels, and examples from other leading businesses.

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  • Carbon Reduction Guide

    21 March 2012

    Our new Carbon Reduction Guide offers practical suggestions on achieving reductions across eight areas of your business, including energy and water efficiency, carbon embedded in your supply chain and business travel and commuting. Find out how to save energy, reduce costs, and enhance the reputation of your business.

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  • Carbon Measurement Guide

    20 March 2012

    Our new Carbon Measurement Guide provides practical suggestions to help you measure the carbon footprint of your organisation. Learn how to define what your measure, where to find the relevant data, hints and tips to make the process easier, and pros and cons of online and offline measurement tools, as well as considerations for outsourcing your carbon footprint measurement.

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