The dominant narrative on a net zero economy centers around the need for for long term change, for the next generation to have hope, for the planet to have a future.
While all this is true, two things I use as tools to sharpen the argument:
1. amplifying the business case - there are significant future capital outlays to be saved by focusing on prevention rather than cure not to mention mitigating potential reputational risk which could damage brand value for larger organizations
2. bring the focus on the short term - there are considerable costs cutting opportunities by switching to more energy/resource efficient infrastructure; saving energy = saving $$$
Read on to learn more about how corporates are embracing the concept of a net zero economy:
Although many companies have implemented concrete sustainability actions in the last decade there is still a lot of work to be done -- not just in tackling climate change -- but in addressing the systemic linkages between climate change and other social and environmental injustice. This work represents a huge opportunity for business. I firmly believe it is those innovative companies and entrepreneurs around the world who are leading the transition to a climate neutral economy that will be the first to benefit.