The Net-Zero Business Podcast: How will the coronavirus impact Buro Happold’s 2021 goal?

In response to the accelerated pace at which corporates 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, an exclusive interview with engineering firm Buro Happold.

The Net-Zero Business Podcast: How will the coronavirus impact Buro Happold’s 2021 goal?

edie’s content editor Matt Mace interviews Buro Happold’s director of sustainability

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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, will hear 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 episodes that are 30 minutes or less in length. It features an in-depth interview with a sustainability lead at a business that has set a net-zero target in the last three months.

The first two episodes were focused on net-zero targets set by the National Trust and Mitie.

For the third episode, edie’s content editor Matt Mace interviews Buro Happold’s director of sustainability, Duncan Price to explore the firm’s target to reach net-zero carbon in its own business operations by 2021. This ambition also features a unique commitment to ensuring that all new build projects must be net-zero carbon in operation by 2030.

The podcast also features a round-up of some key net-zero announcements that have taken place this month, including the news that engineering firm Jacobs has unveiled a new climate action plan that commits the company to reach net-zero emissions across operations and business travel by the end of the year, while UK law firm CMS has set a net-zero target for 2025, backed by science-based targets.

It also features a brief extract from an exclusive interview with the Committee on Climate Change’s chief executive Chris Stark. Read the full interview here.

For those seeking more information on edie’s Net-Zero live virtual online events, click here.

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