The Net-Zero Business podcast: Inside Childbase Partnership’s 2030 roadmap

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 Childbase Partnership's health, safety and environment director, Mark Bird.

The Net-Zero Business podcast: Inside Childbase Partnership’s 2030 roadmap

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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 Childbase Partnership’s health, safety and environment director, Mark Bird. 

Bird discusses how Childbase Partnership moved its net-zero target, initially set for 2045, forward to 2030 in partnership with the Planet Mark. He outlines some of the changes to infrastructure and vehicles that will need to be made to reach the goal, as well as the business’s plan for engaging its networks of suppliers, staff and families. 

Additionally, Bird provides advice on sourcing carbon credits and on engaging key stakeholders on the difference between carbon neutrality and net-zero. 

UPDATE: Since this episode was published, Childbase Partnership has announced that it is now ‘climate postive’, after offsetting more emissions than the business will generate each year. The firm is investing in two UN-certified projects to deliver the carbon benefit. Bird uses his platform on this episode to discuss why the business is delivering in-house reductions in emissions and offsetting investments at the same time. 

In this episode, Sarah makes reference to edie’s upcoming 45-Minute Masterclass on reporting in line with the recommendations of the Task-Force on Climate-Related Disclosures. This session takes place at 1pm BST on Wednesday 23 June and is hosted in association with Inspired Energy. Full information and registration can be found here. 

Sarah also invites listeners to register for the forthcoming Sustainable Investment Conference and Clean Energy & Transport Forum – both taking place on the week beginning 12 July as part of edie’s Countdown to COP26 Festival. Full details can be found 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 July. 

edie Staff

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