The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) helps companies to set science-based carbon emissions targets as standard business practice. The SBTi had targeted to enlist 250 companies by the end of 2020, but 1,045 companies have now signed up (as of November 2020).

Sustainability data is one of the conduits for companies to convert climate commitments to climate action. …


The concept of top-down and bottom-up initiatives is used to illustrate two styles of thinking, from economic development in Africa to product design at multi-national companies. Although somewhat clichéd, they can provide a powerful visual representation of different policy approaches for organisations. The relevance of this concept extends to corporate sustainability; companies have grappled with how they can make meaningful progress on sustainability initiatives, as the solutions are often complex and there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

Top-down sustainability initiatives have traditionally been favoured by companies: these are system-level changes that are driven by policy directives from senior management or Corporate…


Transportation is currently the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK, having overtaken the energy sector in 2016 (Source: Department for Transport). In 2017, domestic UK transport emissions were 27% of total emissions (126 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent). This doesn’t include emissions from international aviation and shipping, which were responsible for 35 and 8 million tonnes respectively.

International aviation emissions have more than doubled since 1990. At Heathrow alone, 25% of passengers (over 20 million people) were travelling for business purposes in 2018. Using a weighted average of the largest five UK airports by passenger numbers…

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