Episode #12 - Recorded on Jun 20, 2022

Net Zero Fundamentals, Part 1 – Carbon accounting and net zero pathways

“The lower YOUR carbon footprint, the better for the carbon footprint of the purchaser of your goods. Even better if your products were carbon neutral, as they would then form a carbon neutral input into other companies. So bear in mind that your scope 1 and scope 2 emissions are someone else’s scope 3 emissions, which means that you are accountable for it! You may already have experienced your customers asking you for your carbon footprint. It may not be too long before the pressure is on to become a carbon neutral or net zero supplier.

This podcast episode is sponsored by AusIndustry, a Commonwealth Government program, which helps eligible businesses strengthen, grow and innovate, and develop and commercialise new ideas and products  – locally, nationally and globally. The program also helps businesses achieve net zero via support from consultancies such as 100% Renewables.

This recording is based on a webinar that Barbara Albert, our Co-CEO, ran under this program to explain the fundamentals of net zero to Australian small and medium-sized businesses. In the first part of this special podcast recording, the discussion centres around an introduction to carbon accounting, carbon scopes, how you can calculate your carbon footprint and how you can develop decarbonisation and net zero pathways.

 

About AusIndustry

AusIndustry delivers a range of programs to support Australian small to medium businesses to boost profits, create more jobs, become stronger and more resilient. Their programs help eligible businesses strengthen, grow and innovate, and develop and commercialise new ideas and products  – locally, nationally and globally. The program connects businesses with support available from across all levels of government – from the Australian Government through to the local level.

The AusIndustry network of Business Development Managers, Regional Managers and Facilitators are spread across Australia, and they provide you with targeted support and guidance to help your business grow, diversify and thrive.

Please also know that the Entrepreneurs’ Programme is collecting expressions of interest to be part of a Net Zero supply chain project launching in Perth and Brisbane in July 2022. Involvement in this project is free and provides eligible businesses with access to industry networks, expert resources and to promote your Net Zero business goal.

If you want to get in touch with AusIndustry, you can connect with them on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/ausindustry/ or visit their website at https://business.gov.au/ . You can also write us an email at info@100percentrenewables.com.au .

 

Meet the host

Barbara Albert is the Co-CEO of 100% Renewables. She is passionate about business and works to make organisations’ transition to net-zero emissions simpler and profitable. Barbara is the award-winning author of ‘Energy Unlimited – Four Steps to 100% Renewable Energy‘, one of the world’s most important books on renewable energy, as ranked by peers and experts in the industry.

 

About 100% Renewables:

100% Renewables is a national consultancy specialising in the development of net zero, carbon neutral and climate positive strategies. We work with large energy-using businesses and government organisations with ambitious climate action goals.

In addition to delivering net zero strategies and helping our clients achieve carbon neutrality under Climate Active, our other services are commercial and mid-scale solar feasibility and implementation support, carbon footprinting, science-based target setting, energy auditing, sustainable procurement, fleet transition strategies, financing climate action, and on-call services.

We are a leader in sustainability communication through our “Driving Net Profit with Zero Emissions” podcast and videos, and through our blog posts and monthly newsletters. We showcase examples of climate action leadership and provide answers to our followers’ questions so that others can learn from them and apply them to their own net zero journey.

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