On the opening day of its Sustainability Leaders Forum, Faversham House announced that it will expand its work with ClimateCare and offset carbon emissions from speaker and delegate travel across all its events throughout 2020.
ClimateCare, based in Oxford, UK and Nairobi, Kenya, has long been the trusted provider for organisations, Governments and individuals who want to turn their climate responsibilities into positive outcomes. The B Corp is today extending that reach to help conference and event organisers to take responsibility for their event emissions by working with one of the leading organisations in this space, Faversham House.
ClimateCare’s trademark Climate+Care approach enables organisations to take responsibility for their residual emissions by funding commensurate emission reductions elsewhere, while also improving lives and addressing multiple Sustainable Development Goals. This approach is attracting growing interest from organisations who want to find practical ways to deliver real results for people and the environment.
Dominica Andrews, Faversham House said:
“Faversham House is committed to reducing its environmental impact which is why we have decided to offset all travel emissions from all our 2020 events through our long-standing partnership with ClimateCare. We are focussed on becoming a more sustainable business and identified travel emissions as a key area we need to address. I’m delighted we are now able to extend this commitment across our whole event portfolio and hope that it will encourage others in the event and conference sector to also consider how they take responsibility for the climate impact of their events.”
Vaughan Lindsay, CEO at ClimateCare explained:
“Since 2013 we have worked with Faversham House to offset travel emissions to specific events. We are delighted that this partnership has now expanded even further across their whole event portfolio. As well as a mechanism for Faversham House to take responsibility for their climate responsibilities, this is a great way to increase delegate’s awareness of their individual carbon footprints and remind them to look at alternative means of transport when getting to and from the event.”
“Faversham House is leading by example here and through the sustainability events they organise, we hope to be able to inform business leaders about the importance of taking immediate climate action for us all to reach our net zero responsibilities.”
As part of this outreach to educate and inform business leaders, ClimateCare’s CEO Vaughan Lindsay addressed the audience at The Sustainability Leaders Forum on 4th February on a panel entitled ‘Rewriting our climate action plan’. In this panel, Lindsay outlined the opportunities for businesses to pull together to tackle climate change and promote sustainable development.
Similarly, Director of Business Development at ClimateCare, Oliver Forster responded to growing interest from businesses in delivering towards the SDGs by facilitating a workshop to help businesses understand practical steps they can take to measure their progress.
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Notes to editors
ClimateCare is a multi-award-winning, profit with purpose business which works with forward-thinking organisations to help turn their climate responsibilities into positive outcomes. Since 1997, ClimateCare and its partners have cut over 35 million tonnes of CO₂ and improved quality of life for more than 37 million people around the world.
They have more than 20 years’ experience as a leader in the global carbon markets and climate change sector. They work with major public and private sector clients to fund sustainable development projects that reduce carbon emissions at scale, measurably increase quality of life and deliver towards the UN Global Goals. ClimateCare also advises on a range of climate change mitigation and adaptation subjects, from large scale implementation to national climate change policies.
ClimateCare’s multi-award-winning team use their extensive experience to design, structure finance for and deliver impactful projects around the world.
ClimateCare develops cost-efficient, high impact, Climate+Care programmes to tackle poverty, improve health, and protect the environment.
ClimateCare is ranked the number one B Corp in the UK – B Corp is a global movement of more than 2,500 purpose-driven companies that are using business as a force for good. ClimateCare operates globally from offices in Oxford, UK, and Nairobi, Kenya.
Find out more at www.climatecare.org
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