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.
Table of Contents
1. Evolve With The Business Landscape
2. Block and Tackle Your Climate Strategy
3. Reduce GHG! The Saga Continues
4. Choose Wisely
5. Seek the Truth and It Shall Set You Free
6. Consider More Than Carbon
7. Put It All Together
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.
"Impressive in its breadth, thoughtfulness, and pragmatism, Climate Positive Business offers a perspective and a plan of action from someone who's been in the trenches, on the front lines, for decades."– Gil Friend, Founder and CEO of Natural Logic; Founder, Critical Path Capital; International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Famer
"Want an easy-to-understand, how-to-guide to go climate positive? Read this book, as David Jaber explains why, shows how, and adds in humor along the way, based on his years of expertise, and real-life implementations to build a better world." – R. Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor Ratings + Portfolios; co-editor and co-author, The Global Handbook of Impact Investing
"Given the urgency of climate change, business and organizational leaders are called to create climate action plans. But where to start? What’s a science-based target? What the heck is Scope 1, 2, and 3? Climate Positive Business is a clear guide to help businesses understand how to measure, report, and reduce their carbon footprints, whether they’re making their own plans or hiring a consultant. Jaber provides an overview along with the details. There’s no time to waste; let’s start global cooling!" – Elysa Hammond, SVP, Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar & Company