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10 principles for an ambitious climate strategy

10 principles for an ambitious climate strategy

Carbometrix supports the 10 principles for an ambitious climate corporate strategy. These 10 principles are driven by the Net Zero Initiative project. It was developed by a large number of climate change and business professionals.   Principle 1: Net zero refers to...

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What does SFDR change for investment firms?

The interest of investors for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) products is growing very rapidly, but the lack of standard information can be very frustrating. The definition of what counts as sustainable often seems arbitrary: for example, S&P Global’s...

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5 things to know about cloud computing

5 things to know about cloud computing

In the last few decades, digitization has become an essential feature for the resilience of our societies: it has proven to be indispensable in 2020, at the apex of the Covid-19 crisis, and its importance in our lives will certainly keep growing in the years to come....

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No such thing as a free lunch

No such thing as a free lunch

When we compute carbon footprints, our customers are often surprised when we ask them questions about the types of meals that their employees usually take at lunch time. After all, the way people eat is a private matter: the company has absolutely no say in that. Why...

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Why carbometrix does not count your emails

Why carbometrix does not count your emails

Carbon emissions related to digital activities are notoriously difficult to estimate, so when actual figures are published on the topic, it is very tempting to take them at face value. Over the years, the same figure has emerged in the headlines, time and time again:...

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Decarbonising fashion: a look into climate-conscious brands

Decarbonising fashion: a look into climate-conscious brands

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries worldwide. It emitted 2 billion tons of GHG in 2018, 4% of the world’s total emissions. In other words, fashion emitted more GHG than France, Germany and the UK combined. Furthermore, research shows that if the industry maintains the same pace of decarbonisation, its emissions in 2030 will be double of the maximum required to stay on the 1.5-degree pathway.

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Electricity producers carbon performance ranking

Electricity producers carbon performance ranking

carbometrix has independently analyzed and computed the carbon emission performance of 22,000 electricity producers worldwide, representing 75% of global production using an asset-based methodology. The assets consist of 60,000 power plants around the world.  In 2020,...

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Automakers carbon performance ranking – part 2

Automakers carbon performance ranking – part 2

We have analyzed and computed the carbon emission performance of 48 automakers representing 70 million cars sold in 2020, or 99% of worldwide sales.   Our previous article set the context on why greenhouse gas emissions are a top priority issue for automakers. We...

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Automakers carbon performance ranking – part 1

Automakers carbon performance ranking – part 1

We have analysed and computed the carbon emission performance of 48 automakers representing 99% of worldwide sales.   This first part provides an overview of challenges in the transition to a low carbon economy and key issues to have in mind to understand carbon...

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