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What's So Scary About Carbon?

June 15, 2012 by Raheem Cash

In a recent blog Mike Valente had some interesting thoughts on why climate change is ignored by so many. One factor Valente presents is that climate change is not an "evil tyrant" deliberately trying to kill us.[read more]

Innovation and Forest Creation

May 25, 2012 by Paul Raybould

How businesses and governments interact on the issue of voluntary action around climate change is a topic of great interest to our clients (see our recent UBS event), so it was no surprise that the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group’s event on how governments are setting up domestic offset schemes to engage private sector players was one of the best attended, and most lively, that the group has hosted to date.[read more]

What’s the Future for Carbon Labeling?

February 3, 2012 by Paul Raybould

What makes for a good eco-label? What does a label need to ensure success? Natalie Cotton summarises key messages from the recent live web chat between The CarbonNeutral Company’s Marketing Director and Treehugger.com.[read more]

VERs: the Preferred Carbon Offset Instrument for Communicating Voluntary Action

December 16, 2011 by Paul Raybould

Even with the recent fall in CER prices, our Strategic Development Manager Oliver Crouch doesn’t expect voluntary buyers to switch from VERs. He explains how their high standards, innovative use of technologies, and societal benefits make them the instrument of choice for many buyers.[read more]

To Unlock Investment in Climate Change Mitigation, Give Business a Carbon Price

November 17, 2011 by Paul Raybould

What do businesses need to do to really make an impact on climate change? Natalie Cotton reports from The CarbonNeutral Company's recent event where industry leader's put forward their opinion on the subject.[read more]

Fixing Older Buildings…and Market Failures

September 23, 2011 by Marc Gunther
Photo: Wallyg/Flickr (Creative Commons)

When the Empire State Building renovated, it cut energy bills by 40%. If US buildings could all renovate like this, the energy savings would have a significant economic impact. But many owners are hesitant to pay, since tenants often pay utilities and borrowing money for retrofits can be difficult. This week, at Business Climate 2011 in New York, Sir Richard Branson's non-profit Carbon War Room announced a plan.[read more]

Is the US Carbon Market Still California Dreamin’, or Will it Soon Be Reality?

July 25, 2011 by Paul Raybould
Photo: knightoptyx/Flickr (Creative Commons)

Will the long discussed Californian cap-and-trade carbon policies finally be given the green light? Jem Porcaro discusses what a ruling in the Golden State would mean for the rest of the country, and what US businesses should be prepared for.[read more]

Climate Change - Who’s Got the Score?

June 24, 2011 by Paul Raybould

Can individual national actions on climate change be joined together to create a global solution? Jonathan Shopley wonders who is conducting the players to ensure it becomes an orchestra.[read more]

The Footprint Revolution

April 28, 2011 by Elaine Cohen
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Photo: ezioman/Flickr (Creative Commons)

As the world of sustainability began to develop, footprints started popping up all over the place, from carbon to social to water and now poverty. How many footprints can a business have?[read more]

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Complicates Climate Debate

March 16, 2011 by Marc Gunther

 The short-term human and economic costs of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami are staggering. The long-term repercussions could be worse. That’s because, even if the situation does not deteriorate any further, the fires, explosions, radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will  lead to greater scrutiny–and...[read more]

Carbon Accounting and Corporate Environmental Transparency

January 6, 2011 by Mike Valente

Carbon footprint calculations are becoming top of mind for many individuals and organizations. Anticipating future government regulation associated with climate change mitigation, many companies are scrambling to find ways in which to measure not only the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their internal operations but also those...[read more]