Net-Zero Carbon Playbook: edie launches new business blueprint report
edie has launched a new report that acts as a business blueprint of key considerations for the UK private sector to assist with efforts to reach net-zero carbon emissions.
We know the net-zero carbon future we want to achieve. But how are we going to achieve it? Inspired by edie’s award-winning Mission Possible campaign, this Net-Zero Carbon Playbook inspires and empowers businesses to ramp up efforts across all areas of sustainable development to achieve net-zero.
Produced in association with Centrica Business Solutions and featuring input from The Climate Group and edie's Countdown to COP26 Festival partner O2, the report provides this unique insight and inspiration through the lens of five interconnected pillars related to the future of sustainable business: Energy, Resources, Mobility, The Built Environment, and Business Leadership. The document provides a net-zero carbon progress report across all of these areas; empowering businesses to take specific actions to accelerate that progress themselves.
From the construction firms decarbonising the global building stock, to the energy and automotive giants tackling the daunting task of creating zero-carbon transport – this document maps out the action gaps and accelerators that are emerging across all major sectors to help make net-zero carbon Mission Possible for business.
The report features forewords and contributions from the Climate Group, O2 and Centrica Business Solutions, all of which articulate the opportunity that businesses have in delivering a net-zero carbon future. Businesses are also invited to upload new carbon-based pledges to edie's Mission Possible Pledge Wall.
In the report, Virgin Media O2’s managing director for business Jo Bertram states: “A decarbonised world is a connected world. In a company that deals in tech and innovation, I see it first-hand every day. We’re working on projects to take trucks off the road by using connected drones to deliver medical supplies. In homes, we’re connecting smart meters that can encourage people to change their behaviour and save energy. Connectivity is a great enabler for a lower-carbon economy. We know that globally, mobile tech can save ten times more emissions than it produces.
“As a connectivity champion, it’s our responsibility to enable businesses to cut carbon without cutting productivity. Connectivity also enables collaboration, and this is key in the ‘race to zero’. It’s why it’s so important that we’re involved in edie’s Countdown to COP26 Festival programme. No one business has the answer or can solve this on their own. We’re here to share what we know, find opportunities to collaborate, challenge and learn from each other – and build a connected, more sustainable future for everyone.”