In the last 170 years, we have added 2.4 trillion tons of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, whereby half of this amount has been added in the previous 30 - 35 years (The World Counts, 2020). As a result, governments and business are being placed under increasing pressure to introduce and implement sustainable practices that cut down total greenhouse gasses.
One of the most effective ways for an enterprise to become more sustainable is by monitoring and minimising its carbon footprint and the emissions it releases. But this is not always a simple exercise for Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Despite 88% of SME CEOs valuing sustainability, 70% struggle to embed the practices and strategies to be greener.
The University of Edinburgh Business School has published this white paper specifically for SMEs to include several different drivers influencing businesses call to reduce their carbon footprint and inevitably become more environmentally friendly.
- What is Sustainability?
- What is the current problem?
- The benefits of understanding your Carbon Footprint
- Why is it important to solve this problem?
- Barriers to implement sustainability policies
- Why your stakeholders need you to be more sustainable
- Being sustainable can benefit your company financially