We believe that companies need to view a low carbon strategy as a journey rather than a target. We often find that organisations see climate change as a CSR activity or a target for operational efficiency.
We encourage a broader perspective, challenging our clients to think about how a low carbon strategy will affect every part of their organisation, supply chain and customer base.
In order to develop a comprehensive environmental strategy, we offer the following services:
- Strategy development
- Carbon footprinting and implementation
- Policy and regulatory understanding
- Venture development and Innovation
- Communicating outcomes
- Project management
We have experience of developing corporate strategies for organisations from FTSE100 companies to small NGOs. Our skills have proven transferable across organisations thanks to our ability to work closely with our clients, listen carefully and understand their strategic context.
Good strategy is based on strong evidence. This is no less true in the development of responsibility strategy. We have deep expertise in market analysis and customer insight. This ensures that the strategies we develop are pragmatic, grounded in evidence and achievable.
Carbon footprinting and implementation
We use standard tools to measure an organisation’s carbon footprint; with the World Resource Institute’s GHG Protocol providing our overall framework.
The footprint is the start of the process. We ensure the footprint is used to engage staff and generate initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, both through efficiency measures and innovation.
Policy and regulatory understanding
We have a deep understanding of the regulatory regime and how it is developing. In particular, we have an excellent understanding of the UK’s emissions-focused policy, including the EU ETS, the Carbon Reduction Commitment and the Climate Change Agreements. We also have a good awareness of the UK’s support for low carbon technologies and programmes for working with individuals and communities.
Venture development and innovation
The focus of much environmental responsibility work will be operational improvement. However, it is important not to overlook the growth possibilities and opportunities for innovation presented by the low carbon economy.
We have a track record in helping businesses think about innovative new services and propositions as part of the strategy development process. Often, these initiatives, whilst less substantial in terms of carbon footprint are important for engaging staff and stakeholders in the process.
Too often new strategies are simply announced and the resulting confusion can harm the chances of its success. It is vital that any new strategic initiative is communicated to internal and external audiences. The internal audience needs to understand the context and what it means for them on a day to day basis. The external audiences need to see the strengths of the new approach and how it will benefit them.
A strong commitment to quality underpins all of our work. Our team have worked on large projects in both the public and private sectors. Our team includes PRINCE2 practitioners and we have a strong record in delivering engagements on time and on budget.