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Climate Positive Business: How You and Your Company Hit Bold Climate Goals and Go Net Zero

Climate Positive Business: How You and Your Company Hit Bold Climate Goals and Go Net Zero

by David Jaber
Climate Positive Business: How You and Your Company Hit Bold Climate Goals and Go Net Zero

Climate Positive Business: How You and Your Company Hit Bold Climate Goals and Go Net Zero

by David Jaber


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This is the decade for climate action. Internal and external stakeholders demand action. How we choose to act in the next ten years will determine our foreseeable future.

Businesses hold a critical role for climate futures. The need for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint is now unquestioned, but how to achieve reductions in a credible way is neither clear nor easy once you've tackled the obvious energy culprits. Climate Positive Business lays out the path of business climate strategy, highlighting how your business must set goals, measure impact, and improve performance.

Greenhouse gas protocols can instruct you on the core accounting process that lies at the heart of climate strategy. At least as important to success are the details that protocols don't tell you: the sticking points; the areas of controversy, and the best practices.

Rooted in real experience and written in an entertaining and engaging style, this book provides you with the tips, tools, and techniques to tackle your company's carbon footprint, and it helps you do so in a way that is credible and appropriately ambitious to meet stakeholder expectations. The book will equip you with tools to think critically about GHG reduction, carbon offsets, and carbon removal, as well as help ensure we collectively implement real solutions to slow and eventually reverse the climate crisis. It includes lessons learned from real-world consulting projects and provides a plan of action for readers to implement.

A go-to book for business looking to understand, manage, and reduce their carbon footprint, it is an invaluable resource for sustainable business practitioners, consultants, and those aspiring to become climate champions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781032043449
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/11/2021
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x (d)

About the Author

David Jaber is the founder and CEO of Climate Positive Consulting, a firm that advances better decision-making through climate strategy, carbon footprint analysis, and greenhouse gas reduction. Over the last 20 years, David has worked with over 150 companies on environmental excellence.

Table of Contents

About the author vii

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 Evolve with the business landscape 7

20/20 vision for the 2020s 8

Have some standards 11

The business climate 17

Zombie carbon 23

Cross-cutting issues 25

Whiskey's for drinking 30

JEDI master 34

2 Block and tackle your climate strategy 40

Set boundaries and collect data 41

Apply emission factors 42

Bang head against Scope 3 45

Set targets 51

Ambition 54

Alignment 54

3 Reduce GHG! The saga continues 57

Reduce significant GHG sources 61

Get the best bang for your buck 63

Scopes 1 and 2 65

Scope 3 69

Working the land 71

So done with farming. How else to remove carbon? 82

4 Choose wisely 97

Are carbon offsets good or bad? 98

Is product X better or worse than product Y? 105

5 Seek the truth and it shall set you free 111

Don't believe the hype 111

One minus one doesn't equal zero 115

6 Consider more than carbon 122

Business model: too big to not fail? 123

Business climate risk: manage and mitigate 130

Biodiversity: save two birds with one stone 133

Policy: not from the government, still here to help 138

7 Put it all together 151

Time for action! 151

Call to action 158

Index 161

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