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Walking the tight rope to carbon neutrality

As featured in GreenBiz, Two of our clients - Carmel Mcquaid of Marks & Spencer, and Sean Kinghorn of Intuit - explore the business opportunity in going carbon neutral, and how to ‘get it right’. With COP21 underway in Paris, carbon neutrality represents a crucial part of the global response to climate change, demonstrating a commitment to meaningful targets.  Version 10 of The CarbonNeutral Protocol has just been released, providing a robust, credible framework for businesses making carbon neutral commitments.

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Freshfields commits to carbon neutrality for next decade

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.

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Microsoft announced winner of United Nations’ Momentum for Change Award

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.

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Paris outcomes: What Action for Business

Paris outcomes: What Action for Business

COP21 in Paris achieved some consensus from nearly 200 countries on commitments and action to reduce carbon emissions.  Find out more about the implications of the Paris Agreement for business, in this webinar from 17 December.. 

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Webinar: Valuing Natural Capital

Webinar: Valuing Natural Capital

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. 

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GHG Protocol - Green Power for Scope 2 emissions

GHG Protocol - Green Power for Scope 2 emissions

Our briefing paper on reporting Scope 2 emissions under the new GHG Protocol, illustrates the role of green power instruments in developing effective global solutions to business's renewable energy and carbon management requirements.

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What role for the voluntary carbon market after Paris?

What role for the voluntary carbon market after Paris?

By Jonathan Shopley | 26 Nov 2015


Jonathan Shopley examines the evolution of the voluntary carbon market – and anticipates a critical role in a post-Paris world. Read more...