Submitted by: ClimateCare
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 – 11:05 AM EST
OXFORD, U.K., Jan. 29 /CSRwire/ - Online sustainability publication Triple Pundit has partnered with climate and sustainable development experts ClimateCare to offset the carbon emissions associated with its operations in 2016 through the multiple award-winning LifeStraw Carbon for Water project.
The purchase of carbon credits helps finance this project which delivers safe water to more than 4 million people in Kenya, generating significant carbon reductions, while enhancing the health and economic circumstances of local communities.
As well as offsetting carbon emissions, the two certified B Corporations will work together to share best practise case studies and stories over the year, encouraging other business to think about their social and environmental impacts and to see the business benefits of taking action to manage them.
Triple Pundit Founder, Nick Aster said: “As an online platform that informs, inspires and connects sustainable business leaders it’s important for us to measure and take responsibility for our own social and environmental impacts. Offsetting our carbon footprint with the experts at ClimateCare is a way to both cut global carbon emissions and improve people’s lives. It’s also great to be working together with a fellow B Corp, and in the words of the B Corp movement ‘be the change we want to see’. We hope that leading by example will help other businesses make the case for action and spread the word that managing climate and development impacts makes good business sense.”
Robert Stevens, Head of Partnership at ClimateCare echoed these sentiments saying: “We were delighted to be a founding member of the UK B Corp movement. It’s given us a platform to work with other companies, like Triple Pundit, that share our vision of what makes good business. Through our partnership with Triple Pundit we hope to help their readership of over 400,000 sustainability leaders think about their own environmental and social impacts and take action to manage them in 2016.
Katie Hill, Executive Director of B Lab UK said: “The partnership of two leading B Corps who are walking the talk is emblematic of the whole B Corp movement. B Corps share much common ground and values as a basis for collaboration. The result is more positive impact created for people, the environment and both businesses! This is a great example for other B Corps showing how they can work together to ‘be the change we want to see’.”
ClimateCare is certified B Corporation. We believe that climate change, poverty and sustainable development cannot be tackled in isolation. And that we cannot rely solely on aid. Governments and business must work together to deliver the speed and scale of change required to secure a sustainable future.
That’s why, for the past 19 years, we have mobilised the power and scale of both private and public finance for integrated Climate+Care programmes, which deliver positive environmental and social impacts around the world.
We combine the vision of a social enterprise and the commercial experience of an investment bank. Leveraging mainstream funding, we profitably deliver some of the largest, most successful sustainability initiatives in the world. To date we have worked with hundreds of partners to cut over 16.5 million tonnes of CO2 and at the same time, improved the lives of 6 million people.
Businesses and Governments alike, see the value and sense in our integrated Climate+Care approach and we have set an ambitious vision for 2020. To cut a further 20 million tonnes of CO2 and improve the lives of another 20 million people.
Find out more at www.climatecare.org
TriplePundit, a Certified B-Corporation, is one of the world’s most widely-read websites on ethical, sustainable, profitable business, with over 450,000 unique monthly readers. We cover topics such as global water and energy challenges, sustainable food, supply chain sourcing, smart cities, integrated corporate reporting, e-waste recycling, and much more!
The philosophy of TriplePundit is based on the “triple bottom line” or — three Ps — of sustainability – People, Planet, Profit. Triple Bottom Line advocates argue that economy, environment and society are inseparably related, and an understanding of all three is critical to society’s ability to flourish long term.
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