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Follow Aviva’s lead and integrate your CSR

We explain how an integrated approach to sustainability can work for businesses, people and the environment in this latest blog on the Sustain Travel website.

You may also be interested to read our recent press release about Aviva’s carbon offset programme, which has positively impacted the lives of more than 200,000 people through two projects – LifeStraw Carbon for Water in Kenya and Envirofit Efficient Stoves in India.

Zelda Bentham, Head of Environment and Climate Change at Aviva, said; “We have always been committed to offsetting our environmental impacts, but we also wanted to make sure our programmes delivered a broader community impact… This approach makes CR more joined up across our operations”.

 

 

 

Jaguar Land Rover win BITC Responsible Business of the Year 2013

Congratulations to our partner Jaguar Land Rover, which has been awarded Business in the Community, Responsible Business of the Year 2013.

Read more about their integrated approach to sustainability here http://bit.ly/14MViGx

Contact business@climatecare.org or call +44(0)1865 591000 to find out how supporting our Climate and Development projects could be part of your sustainability strategy. 

Sustainable Business Magazine, edie.net and ClimateCare strengthen ties to help organisations take measurable action to meet multiple Water, Carbon and Sustainability targets.

Following a successful partnership across three events last year, Sustainable Business Magazine and edie.net have extended their agreement with ClimateCare to offset the carbon emissions associated with speaker and delegate travel to key events this year.

Travel by those attending six key events will be offset with the LifeStraw Carbon for Water project, a multi-award winning project recently selected by the UNFCCC to showcase how climate change activities bring social and environmental benefits in developing countries. As well as cutting carbon, the project delivers safe water to 4.5 million people in Kenya, which has the potential to dramatically improve health and protect the environment.

“We specialise in helping businesses, governments and NGOs take a smart approach to tackling some of the world’s most pressing environmental and sustainable development challenges, increasing impact and making best use of their social investment budget” explains ClimateCare Director, Edward Hanrahan.

ClimateCare has fifteen years’ experience running some of the most innovative and largest carbon offset programmes in the world. It is well known for its integrated Climate and Development solutions, which deliver multiple positive outcomes for communities across the world, as well as creating innovative partnerships between public and private sector.

“We’re delighted to work with ClimateCare on two fronts” says Head of Events Mark Baker. “One, they are helping us take measurable action to make our events more sustainable – one more step towards ensuring our own business is sustainable as those we write about. Secondly, we hope that this partnership will allow ClimateCare to share their messages with our event delegates, stimulating new action and partnerships that will benefit everyone.”

ClimateCare representatives will be available at each event, to discuss delegates’ sustainability challenges and explore ways they can take cost effective action to meet multiple Water, Carbon and Sustainability targets. Or you can contact the ClimateCare team directly on +44 (0)1865 591000 or by visiting www.climatecare.org

ClimateCare

ClimateCare is an independent ‘profit for purpose’ organisation committed to tackling climate change, poverty and development issues. Our unique climate and development model funds ground-breaking projects spanning renewable energy, water purification and clean cookstove technology, cutting emissions and transforming millions of lives worldwide. We enable organisations to adopt a smart approach to addressing their environmental impacts by offsetting their carbon emissions and supporting sustainable development. Find out more at www.climatecare.org

LifeStraw Carbon for Water

This short video that explains how the LifeStraw Carbon for Water project works – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o0Fsv6O8FE

edie.net

More than a million professionals use edie.net every year to stay up-to-date with the latest news, information and analysis. From legislation and compliance updates, innovation and technology advances and exclusive market intelligence to the latest commentary, debate and expert opinion and interview and case studies highlighting best business practice.

Our editorial content directly addresses the issues that affect companies, making it an invaluable resource for an increasingly influential audience of decision makers across the spectrum of small, medium, large and enterprise-sized companies in the UK.

www.edie.net

Sustainable Business

As the UK’s number one digital climate change and sustainability magazine for business, Sustainable Business drives the agenda for firms looking to take advantage of the low-carbon economy – and helps them to make it happen.

The events covered by this partnership include:

Sustainability Communications Forum

21st May, Inmarsat Conference Centre, London

www.sb-communications.net

Energy Management Forum 2013

14th May, One America Square Conference Centre, London

www.sb-energy.net

Responsible Procurement & Supplier Engagement
27th June, 76 Portland Place, London

www.sb-supplychain.net

Sustainability Leaders Forum 2013

21st November, Hotel Russell, London

www.sustainabilityleaders.net

ClimateCare News Update

We have long advocated that an integrated approach to tackling Climate and Development challenges will benefit business, people and the environment. The main argument is simple – multiple outcome projects deliver better value for money, essential in the current economic climate.

Our Climate and Development approach continues to win support and we were particularly pleased that it was endorsed by Jonathan Porritt last week, who described it as a ‘no brainer’.

Carbon Reporting is on the horizon for many UK businesses and taking demonstrable action on CSR can be a vital licence to operate. We are welcoming many exciting new clients and partners, helping them integrate activities, focus on measurable results and make smarter use of their budgets.

Find out how we can help you take responsibility for your environmental impacts and make measurable improvements to the lives of millions of people across the world. Catch up with the team at one of the events listed in this newsletter, or call us on +44 (0)1865 591000.

 

 

Jonathan Porritt endorses ClimateCare’s approach

Forum for the Future has strengthened its longstanding relationship with us and last week, Jonathan Porritt endorsed our approach underlining that “sound, science-based offsets should be a vital part of our toolkit, and saying;

“We simply cannot achieve the scale and speed of carbon reductions required by curbing our own emissions alone. But by investing in best quality offsets, we can start to make the sweeping cuts needed – while at the same time helping improve people’s quality of life in the here and now. It honestly should be a ‘no brainer’! ClimateCare has a strong record of delivering such ‘positive offsets’, and I’m delighted to be working with them.”

ClimateCare is the provider of choice for Forum for the Future, which offsets its own carbon footprint through our innovative Climate and Development projects.

Find out more, or offset your emissions online at www.climatecare.org

 

 

 

Sustainable Business magazine and edie.net join forces with ClimateCareLeading online environmental publishers edie.net and Sustainable Business magazine have recently partnered with us to offset the carbon emissions associated with travel to key events.

Travel by those attending the 2012 Responsible Procurement and Supplier Engagement Conference, Corporate Water Risk 2012 Conference and the Sustainability Leaders Forum will be offset through the multiple award-winning Carbon for Water project.

“It is important for us to practise what we preach” explains head of events, Mark Baker. “ClimateCare are experts in this field, with fifteen years’ experience running some of the most innovative and largest carbon offset programmes in the world. Working with them has helped us understand how we can ensure our own business is a sustainable as those we write about. Offsetting the travel of delegates and speakers attending our events is a positive step towards this.”

ClimateCare representatives will be available to discuss their unique Climate and Development approach at all three events.

Find out more, or offset your emissions online at www.climatecare.org

 

Jaguar Land Rover continues to support innovative projectsSince 2007 Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has invested in carbon reduction projects across the globe, as part of its sustainability approach.

Through their support of 50 carbon reduction projects, JLR have not only generated enough renewable electricity to power London for 21 days but, through careful selection of projects, they have also improved the health of more than 1 million people.

Working with ClimateCare, JLR has funded some of the most innovative carbon funded projects in the world. Watch the JLR 50th project video here

Find out more, or offset your emissions online at www.climatecare.org

 

 

Encouraging customers to offset emissionsDid you know that we can help you develop programmes for your customers or suppliers? lastminute.com explain how they work with ClimateCare to help their customers offset flight emissions.

Why did you decide to help your customers offset their flight emissions?
In November 2006, we became one of the first leading travel companies to make offsetting an integral part of buying a flight. We did this by displaying the CO2 emissions of individual flights and the cost to offset them, alongside the ticket price.

Over the last 5.5 years, we’ve invited our customers to offset their emissions and urged others in the industry to follow suit.

We took this step is because we recognised that we cannot escape our responsibility to take action to fight climate change.

As well as making customers aware of the issues, we at lastminute.com have taken steps to reduce our own energy consumption and we offset emissions from staff business trips and office energy use.

How do you engage your customers with offsetting?
Most people know that things they do every day can consume or waste large amounts of energy – like leaving lights switched on or leaving appliances on stand-by.

On our website we explain how just one passenger on a return flight from London to New York generates 1.5 tonnes of CO2, which is the equivalent of boiling a kettle for two months or leaving on a flat-screen TV non-stop for three years, or running the car 24 hours a day for four weeks.  This is one way of helping consumers understand the impacts of travel on our environment.

Showcasing what our customer’s offsetting contributions have actually achieved and how their money has helped reduce CO2 emissions through a range of sustainable energy projects is our way of saying thank you and translating our customer’s contributions into something tangible.

If you’re thinking about working with customers or suppliers to offset their emissions, let us help.  www.climatecare.org

 

 

Project Development UpdateYou may know that our project development arm is situated in Nairobi, Kenya. Development in Africa has always been a focus for ClimateCare and this is increasingly the case. Nairobi is a business and development hub for Sub-Saharan Africa and is also home to the Headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme.

ClimateCare now has three projects approaching Registration with the Clean Development Mechanism in Kenya, which when built, will boost Kenya’s electricity generating capacity by 20%.

We are also working with a number of organisations to boost the delivery of household-level interventions – bringing energy access to those who are not on the electricity grid or clean water to those who do not have a safe supply.

But we don’t just work in Africa. We are involved in a wide range of projects across the world. 

As a result, we can offer carbon credits at highly competitive rates, for example from China Wind and Indian Hydro projects. At the other end of the scale, we can offer unique, multiple benefit Gold Standard projects. We can even help if you want the best of both worlds, with highest quality Gold Standard credits from the Aliağa wind project in Turkey available at market-beating prices.

To discuss your particular requirements, please call us today on +44 (0)1865 591000.

 

Project update: Carbon for WaterSafe drinking water
Direct to 4.5 million people.

A World First
The first project to link carbon credits with water provision, at scale.

Improved Health
Studies show a decrease in typhoid and diarrhoea.

Local Jobs
4,000 jobs created – distributing filters, training and monitoring use.

Contact us now on +44 (0)1865 591000 to buy credits from this project.

 

 

Project update: Aliağa WindPrice
Gold Standard VER credits at excellent rates.

Scale and Impact
One of the largest wind projects in Turkey.
Exploiting Turkey’s strong wind supply.
Helping to change the make-up of Turkey’s energy provision.

Improving lives
Supporting the local community by improving water supplies.

Contact us now on +44 (0)1865 591000 to buy credits from this project.

 

ClimateCare – Out and AboutWe will be speaking at, or supporting the following events over the next few months. We look forward to seeing you there.

Impact Investing Conference 04 October

Responsible Procurement and Supplier Engagement Conference 17 October

Co-operatives United  29 Oct – 4 Nov

Corporate Water Risk 30 October

Carbon Forum Asia 31 October

Carbon Expo Australia 7-9 November

Sustainability Leaders Forum 5 December

Finally, look out for the Carbon for Water film, screening at a series of UK film festivals this autumn including:

Wildscreen Festival14- 19 Oct, Bristol

Raindance Film Festival, 26 Sept to 7 Oct, London

 

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Forum for the Future is delighted to strengthen ties with leading Climate and Development experts, ClimateCare

Forum for the Future today strengthened a longstanding relationship with Climate and Development experts ClimateCare. In what promises to be a mutually beneficial partnership, ClimateCare will take advantage of Forum for the Future’s expertise, networking and convening powers to engage Corporates, NGOs and Governments in its continuing drive to tackle climate change and poverty hand in hand.

ClimateCare’s innovative projects deliver both Climate (carbon reduction) and Development (health and poverty alleviation) benefits. For businesses, this means smarter use of their money – supporting projects that deliver not only emission reductions to address their unavoidable carbon footprint, but measured outcomes which can contribute to other CSR objectives. 

“If we are serious about tackling climate change – and the latest evidence from the Arctic underlines the urgency of doing so – then sound, science-based offsets should be a vital part of our toolkit. We simply cannot achieve the scale and speed of carbon reductions required by curbing our own emissions alone. But by investing in best quality offsets, we can start to make the sweeping cuts needed – while at the same time helping improve people’s quality of life in the here and now. It honestly should be a ‘no brainer’! ClimateCare has a strong record of delivering such ‘positive offsets’, and I’m delighted to be working with them as Green Futures Partners” explains Jonathan Porritt, Founder of Forum for the Future and Green Futures Magazine.

ClimateCare is the provider of choice for Forum for the Future, which offsets its own carbon footprint through their innovative Climate and Development projects. For example, delegate travel to and from Forum networking events is offset with the Carbon for Water Project. Recent winner of many awards including Carbon Finance Transaction of the Year, this project is the first of its kind to use climate finance to provide sustainable, safe water at scale – reaching over 4.5 million people in Kenya, cutting carbon emissions and improving health.

“Forum for the Future has always been a great supporter of our approach” explains ClimateCare director, Edward Hanrahan, “from our work together, setting out the case for carbon offsetting through the ever popular ‘Offset Positive’ publication, to their current support of our Climate and Development model. We look forward to working in partnership to help businesses, NGOs and Governments achieve their objectives and make a measurable difference in the fight to tackle climate change and alleviate poverty.”

Organisations can work with ClimateCare on a bespoke basis, to develop themed projects that match their environment, CSR and brand strategy and make a real, measurable difference on the ground. Contact us on +44(0) 01865 591000 to find out more.

 

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