Net-Zero Business podcast: EY’s journey to, and beyond, carbon neutrality

In response to the accelerated pace at which businesses are examining and setting net-zero targets to help alleviate the climate crisis, edie has launched a new spin-off of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast. Up next, we speak to EY's global vice chair for sustainability, Steve Varley.

Net-Zero Business podcast: EY’s journey to, and beyond, carbon neutrality

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Following on from the UK Government’s world-leading net-zero carbon commitment, edie’s new spinoff podcast series, Net-Zero Business, hears from the trendsetters and trailblazers of responsible businesses.

Since the UK Government set it’s 2050 net-zero target into law, more and more businesses are attempting to get ahead of the political curve by strengthening carbon and energy strategies and pledging to become net-zero businesses well before the 2050 deadline.

The Net-Zero Business podcast is a monthly digest of shorter episodes, each featuring an in-depth interview with a sustainability lead at a business that has set a net-zero target recently. 

In the latest episode, edie’s senior reporter Sarah George dials EY’s global vice-chair for sustainability, Steve Varley, after the professional services giant announced plans to become carbon negative in 2021.

Varley discusses how EY achieved carbon neutrality for its global business in 2020 and how it will go further in the years to come, decreasing its reliance on offsetting by reducing emissions in line with science-based targets. 

He also outlines how engagement across the value chain can drive down emissions beyond even Scope 3 (indirect) sources. 

In this episode, Sarah makes reference an upcoming online event from edie, on a topic that will be crucial to the net-zero transition. For more information about the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions on March 25, click here.

The edie podcast is available to listen to on Spotify. You can also subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and bookmark this page to see the full list of podcast episodes as they appear. 

Have a question about this podcast or a suggestion for future episodes? Email us at [email protected]. Please bear in mind that episodes are now fully booked through to the end of April. 

edie Staff

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