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Carbon Footprint is the term used to describe how much greenhouse gases our activities generate. It’s a useful way to measure the impact that individuals, households, organisations and communities have on the planet. For your business it can include the direct impact of your business activities – for example – the gases emitted from the energy used during your manufacturing process. How the energy used by your business is generated has an impact too – if you use renewable energy from wind farms your business’s energy use will have a lower footprint than if that energy comes from coal-generated electricity. The building in which your business is based can be another factor, along with how your products and services are delivered. Your business’s carbon footprint can also include the wider impact of your business, the expected lifetime of your products and how they are disposed of when they can no longer be used.
On this page, you’ll find lots of resources related to carbon footprint if you want to learn more. But if you only take one thing away after visiting this page, it should be that whatever your business’s carbon footprint is today, there are plenty of ways it can be reduced in the future.

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Balancing sustainability and profitability

Balancing sustainability and profitability

IBM Institute for Business Value Consumer research highlights how businesses can protect people, the planet, and the bottom line. Today’s executives walk a tightrope, balancing the long-term imperative to protect the planet with the short-term need to preserve the...

How Sustainability Can Be Profitable For Your Business

How Sustainability Can Be Profitable For Your Business

Wayne Elsey Forbes Council Member The team at our company noticed something not too long ago as they updated the content calendar for our brands. Whereas only a few short years ago, it was tough to find brand shoes and sneakers that were sustainable, now it’s not. In...

Sustainability and profitability can co-exist. Here’s how

Sustainability and profitability can co-exist. Here’s how

World Economic Forum This article is part of: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting There is an urgent need for businesses to look beyond the bottom line. Businesses with ESG principles built into their strategy, can mitigate risk and drive profitable growth. The onus...

Which framework for your sustainability strategy?

Which framework for your sustainability strategy?

LinkedIn article by Phillipe Coullomb His reflections on his take-aways from attending a sustainability conference In a recent article - The right tools for thinking - I reflect on the use of models to support strategic thinking and operational navigation within and...

How to develop an effective sustainability strategy

How to develop an effective sustainability strategy

7 recommendations from leading practitioners We interviewed sustainability professionals from some of the UK’s largest companies to find out what they think makes an effective sustainability strategy. In this blog, Jamie Pitcairn, Ricardo's Technical Director for...

ESG & Net-Zero Strategy McKinsey

ESG & Net-Zero Strategy McKinsey

Helping leaders and organizations rewrite the climate math equation Several forces have pushed sustainability to the top of the agenda. Investors and financial markets are increasingly demanding a compelling environmental, social, and governance (ESG) plan and a path...

Accenture Environmental Sustainability

Accenture Environmental Sustainability

Creating 360° Value We’re committed to addressing environmental issues both for Accenture and by helping clients and suppliers make and meet their commitments. We are working to embed sustainability into everything we do, with everyone we work with, to create business...

SDG’s- The Green Zebra Resources

SDG’s- The Green Zebra Resources

Read our 101 guide to the UN Sustainable Development Goals With 17 goals and a subset of 169 actions, there are plenty of ways that even the smallest businesses can get involved. However, with so many options choosing where to start may seem overwhelming. As with all...

Defining Strategies to Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Defining Strategies to Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Citibeats | World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2022 Here’s an overview of the 17 SDGs, along with an explainer about why real-time insight is so critical to achieving them.  Read the full article - a quick look at each SDG in the context...