3. Proceed

tools for taking immediate action to achieve net zero

Taking immediate action – Why and how

If there were just one, most central point of convergence climate experts and advocates in corporate climate leadership it would be ‘act now’. 

There are many reasons for businesses to act now towards their climate targets. These include:

  • Cost savings and long-term return on investments;
  • Early adopter advantages related to leadership publicity and business learning;
  • Lower transition costs and shocks under increasingly strict climate-related regulatory frameworks;
  • and the many moral and ethical arguments for acting with urgency to save lives from increasing climate-related crises.

In this section you will find tools and resources related to things your business can do right away to take steps towards your net zero goal. These may be:

  • Investment opportunities in innovation;
  • Resources on how to switch to a clean energy provider or support an energy provider connected to a green tariff, 
  • Efficiency measures you can take to lower the climate impact and save money;
  • Research and information on where to find clean alternatives to current processes, suppliers and products and much more.
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Sustainable Development: Educating With Purpose

Higher education institutions serve as a catalyst for change and the collection of case studies in this report by members of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) and the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leader’s Forum (GULF) reflect the sophistication ... Find out more

RE100 – 100% renewable power

The world’s most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power. RE100 is the global corporate renewable energy initiative bringing together hundreds of large and ambitious businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. Led by The Climate Group in partnership ... Find out more

Greening Universities Toolkit

UNEP believes that universities have a particular responsibility both to help define and also to become exemplars of environmental best practice. Crucially, this includes not only research activities, but also the University’s own fabric and operations. The focus of this ... Find out more

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Resources for pledging a Net Zero target

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Resources for making a Net Zero business plan

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Resources for taking immediate action toward achieving Net Zero

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Resources for reporting your progress

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Resources for partnering with other organisations and sectors to ensure a global, coordinated Net Zero future 

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