Around this time last year we shared some ideas about how your business could take an integrated approach to tackling climate change and supporting sustainable development. We also highlighted some models that demonstrate the interconnected relationships between people and the environment – including this diagram, The Stress Nexus – showing just how complicated the balance of these relationships can be and the many factors that impact sustainability.
Since that time we’ve seen a step change in global understanding about the need to tackle climate and sustainable development challenges together.
Post COP21 in Paris, the ClimateCare team have seen growing interest from Governments and businesses in creating multiple impact sustainability programmes, supported by the fact that for the first time the new SDGs specifically include tackling climate change alongside sustainable development. And we recently shared three ways your business can use the SDGs as a framework for your sustainability programme.
Another demonstration of growing awareness of the connection between people and the environment is the theme of UN Biodiversity Day – Mainstreaming biodiversity, sustaining people and their livelihoods. Taking place this Sunday, 22 May 2016, the day will raise awareness about how ‘Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems and how our environment underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development.’
We are delighted to see growing interest in tackling climate change, poverty, health and economic issues together. As we know from experience, taking an integrated approach not only delivers multiple positive outcomes for communities and our environment – but it creates greater value for corporate and government funders.
And, at ClimateCare, we’re making it easier for you to create and deliver the right sustainability programme for your business. Working together with natural and social capital assessment experts at consultancy Sustain Value, we’ve enhanced our range of services, meaning that whatever stage of the sustainability journey you are on – we can help.
We can now help you measure and understand your social, environmental and climate impacts as well as designing and delivering programmes to reduce the negative and enhance the positive impacts. New services we offer include:
- Social Impact Assessments
- Natural Capital Assessments
- Programme consultancy and planning
- SDG aligned social impact programmes
- Net Positive Programmes
“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.” Ban Ki-moon