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Beyond the Carbon Footprint: What’s Next?

“So we have our first carbon footprint measurement.  What’s next?” Coupled with wanting to know how their company compares with other companies, this is the inevitable question management teams ask when presented with their first carbon footprint number. A carbon footprint is only a baseline, and it is difficult for companies to compare themselves to […]

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Carbon But Were Afraid to Ask

“So why are we doing a Carbon Footprint?” The question stopped me dead.  We’d been working for months with our industrial client to develop their first Carbon Footprint. Their team of very talented engineers had been excellent partners and we were making significant progress and then, the question. “So why are we doing a Carbon […]

The Planet’s Carbon Odometer Turned Over 400. What Now?

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the data that we’ve hit carbon dioxide levels of 400 parts per million (PPM) in our atmosphere.  This, in turn, sparked a media flurry of hand-wringing over how we’re failing to combat climate change, and we continue to be on a collision course with “the […]

Why Carbon Footprint Matters

Recently a client asked for our assistance in expanding his company’s sustainability measurement tool to create a true measure of carbon footprint for the company’s international operations.   That got us thinking about why a company would invest in a carbon footprint measurement.  What’s the business value of knowing your carbon footprint? Let’s start with some […]

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