A guide to enterprise carbon accounting


Last updated: 4. Apr 2024

Large businesses can lead the transition to a sustainable future – and earn competitive advantages along the way.

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Dr. Alexander Schmidt

Head of Science, Sustainability, and Climate Research

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Evan Farbstein

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This downloadable guide contains everything you need to know about carbon accounting for enterprises, from theory to best practices.

What’s in the guide?

Carbon accounting is a new frontier. Successfully navigating the rapidly-evolving space poses a big challenge to enterprises. Those that get it right will minimize risks, seize opportunities, and future-proof their businesses.

This guide includes practical strategies for using science-based carbon accounting to drive effective action.

It’s divided into three sections:

Part 1: The challenge
Climate change is confronting enterprises with unprecedented challenges: ensuring compliance with rapidly evolving climate legislation, meeting new consumer demands, and reworking operations to reduce emissions.

Part 2: The solutions and their pitfalls
If used properly, carbon accounting enables companies to measure their emissions and seize the resulting business opportunities. But many businesses struggle to achieve results.

Part 3: The norm for enterprise carbon accounting
Learn how to identify high-quality, accurate carbon accounting that allows your business to plan focused action and execute at scale.

Why should your enterprise use carbon accounting?

Legislation, consumer sentiment, and the very future of the planet demand that enterprises do their part to reduce emissions.

Businesses that respond proactively will earn competitive advantages – while businesses that don’t risk facing significant consequences.

Carbon accounting enables effective action. This guide empowers your enterprise to make the carbon reductions necessary to fight climate change while staying competitive and compliant.