4 February, 2021
In 2019, the UK passed an emissions law requiring us to bring all greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050. Even as a global pandemic has ravaged the world, the sense of urgency around the importance of tackling climate change has heightened.
Although we’ve seen flagship commitments from big companies, small companies who are ready and willing to change often do not have the resources and expertise needed to reach net zero on their own. Recent research from the BSI confirms that 80% of respondents want more guidance on how to go net zero.
99% of business in the UK are SMEs, so this creates a significant challenge to the country’s ability to meet its carbon goals. We must make it easy for SMEs to understand where they are and help them create a credible and robust path to a net zero future. Doing so will help them become part of the change we all need.
This is why we’re pleased to be involved with the launch of Net Zero Now – a new initiative designed to help our SMEs with their net zero strategies through a sector-based approach. To reach net zero, we must start taking action immediately. And it must include the UK’s entire business ecosystem, not just the large businesses. Net Zero Now is creating sector protocols which will guide all the businesses in a sector to action in a credible and consistent way. We’re looking for partners to help us roll this out to as many sectors as possible. The more we reach, the more change we can create, and we’d love you to be part of it.
If you would like to learn more or you think you can help, get in touch today.
By Marie Guérinet