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How to limit your emissions to 1.5C

AUDIO GUIDE FOR BUSINESSES

Target 1.5C - A sustainability guide for the financial, legal and food and beverage sectors

Navigating your organisation to align with the Paris Agreement's global heating cap of 1.5C can be challenging, particularly with the proliferation of misinformation. In this audio guide, we will be showcasing proven methods, actions and systems that can be implemented in your organisation to achieve the emissions reduction targets necessary to align with the 1.5C limit above pre-industrial levels by 2030. We will clarify the correct usage of key concepts and give examples of why this works. Implementation of terminology within your organisation will act as a map to steer you towards your climate targets. The information within this podcast guide aims to empower you with credible information and support your business journey.

Target 1.5C - Financial Services & Sustainability

In this episode, we discuss what businesses that belong to the financial sector can do to limit their emissions to ensure global heating does not exceed 1.5C. In this episode, we feature Grant Thornton – the first accountancy firm in the world to set Science Based Targets – as a case study to demonstrate what can be achieved. Karen Higgens, their Head of Sustainability, talks us through their journey, highlights their successes and advises how they overcame their challenges as an organisation. Also featured in this episode is our in-house expert and climate strategist, Emma Littlewood, who shares her insider knowledge and includes a number of valuable signposts to help organisations get started on their sustainability journey with confidence and integrity.

Resources and Signposts Mentioned in this episode:

Target 1.5C - Law & Sustainability

In episode two, we explore the legal sector and sustainability. The focus of this episode will focus on advising legal firms on what role they can play to limit global heating to 1.5C. This episode features a case study from the prestigious law firm, Mishcon de Reya, and we cover key areas such as greenwashing, collaboration and leadership buy-in. Alex Rhodes is their Head of Purpose and he gives his opinion on critical topics and offers advice for law firms. Our in-house expert, Alex Cronin, will be sharing his experiences as an environmental consultant who has worked with several legal firms. He will offer guidance to those looking to improve their sustainability credentials in the legal sector.

Below, you will find the useful resources mentioned in this episode.

Target 1.5C - Food & Beverage and Sustainability

Episode three of Target 1.5C offers advice, support and signposts to organisations within the food and beverage industry. The advice and information contained in this episode is to empower organisations with the knowledge and know-how to play their part in limiting global heating to 1.5C. This podcast features an insightful case study from Louisa Ziane, the founder of Toast Ale; an award-winning and environmentally sustainable brewery. Louisa shares the key lessons from their journey and successes to inspire and support those wishing to make their own business more environmentally sustainable. Our industry expert and strategist, Emma Littlewood, shares her experience as an environmental consultant who has worked with many organisations the food & beverage sector. She offers guidance to those looking to improve their sustainability credentials in this sector.

Below, you will find the useful resources mentioned in this episode.

 

Target 1.5C - Roundtable Discussion

This is the final installment of our audio guide, Target 1.5C. Featured in this episode are all our guest speakers from the case studies featured throughout this mini-series: Karen Higgins from Grant Thronton, Alex Rhodes from Mishcon de Reya, excerpts from the founder of Toast Ale Louisa Ziane, and our extra guest for this episode – Amanda Powell-Smith from Forster Communications.

We wrap up this mini-series by talking about the most important components of all three case studies featured throughout this audio guide and highlight the universal practices that allow an organisation to be environmentally sustainable. Amanda shares her expertise in how to communicate complex environmental messages to clients and stakeholders.

This episode will cover:

  • The importance of science-based targets and how to set them
  • The impact that collaboration with suppliers can have on sustainability
  • A discussion about the controversial issue of greenwashing

The advice and information contained in this episode is to empower all organisations with the knowledge to play their part in limiting global heating to 1.5C.

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