Submitted by: ClimateCare
Posted: Apr 25, 2019 – 08:18 AM EST
Apr. 25 /CSRwire/ - Climate and Sustainable Development expert ClimateCare has won a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise – for ‘exceptional contributions to sustainable development.’ It is one of just six organisations across the UK to win an award in this category.
ClimateCare, the number one ranked B Corp in the UK, has reduced carbon emissions by 33 million tonnes and improved 34 million lives, delivering $10.6 billion of value for people and the planet.
ClimateCare’s trademark Climate+Care approach to cutting carbon and improving lives is attracting an increasing number of long term private and public sector clients, who want to turn their climate responsibilities into positive actions.
Today ClimateCare announces stretching new targets to scale action even faster – aiming to cut 50 million tonnes of CO2 and improve 50 million lives by 2025.
To achieve this goal the organisation is expanding fast, welcoming new partners from across sectors.
To support this expansion, ClimateCare has appointed a new CEO, Vaughan Lindsay, with a long track record leading and accelerating growth in profit with purpose companies. Vaughan joins ClimateCare from Leapfrog Investments, a leading Impact Investment Fund reaching over 167 million people in over 33 countries and with over $1bn assets under management. Vaughan will work alongside Director Edward Hanrahan to lead the organisation through its next phase of growth
Edward Hanrahan said:
“Earning a second Queen’s Award is a great achievement and a testament to the hard work that the team has put in over the last four years. The world is just starting to wake up to the scale of the challenge ahead of us - there is so much more to do, and we are constantly looking for new ways to increase the scale of our climate impact, whilst always considering the related issues of development and biodiversity. I’m delighted that Vaughan has joined us at this pivotal time. With his experience in leading profit with purpose organisations, we will increase the speed and scale of our impact and be able to go further, faster.”
Vaughan Lindsay said:
“I’m thrilled to join such an inspirational team that is delivering real results for people and the planet. ClimateCare’s achievements to date are an example of what a true Impact business can deliver – at scale. I look forward to helping lead the expert team and encouraging more organisations – both private and public sector to join us as we tackle climate change in a way that makes long term, sustainable business sense.”
Notes to editors
ClimateCare is a profit with purpose business which works with forward-thinking organisations to help turn their climate responsibilities into positive outcomes. Since 1997, ClimateCare and its partners have cut over 32.6 million tonnes of CO₂ and improved quality of life for more than 33.5 million people around the world.
We have more than 20 years’ experience as a leader in the global carbon markets and climate change sector. We work with major public and private sector clients to fund sustainable development projects that reduce carbon emissions at scale, measurably increase quality of life and deliver towards the UN Global Goals. ClimateCare also advises on a range of climate change mitigation and adaptation subjects, from large scale implementation to national climate change policies.
ClimateCare’s award-winning team use their extensive experience to design, structure finance for and deliver impactful projects around the world.
ClimateCare develops cost-efficient, high impact, Climate+Care programmes to tackle poverty, improve health, and protect the environment.
ClimateCare is currently ranked the number one B Corp in the UK – B Corp is a global movement of more than 2,500 purpose-driven companies that are using business as a force for good. ClimateCare operates globally from offices in Oxford, UK, Kenya and India.
Find out more at www.climatecare.org
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