HOW TO NET ZERO
How to Net Zero is our in-house podcast, bringing together industry experts and climate frontrunners to explore the challenges we face in implementing net zero and dive into how we can collectively drive forward decarbonization.
We explore questions such as: how can we zero out emissions? How can we formulate and accurately measure progress against targets and goals? And how can we ensure claims about emission reductions can be trusted?
Listen in to find out more.
MEET YOUR HOSTS
Marion is the CEO of SustainCERT, and has worked for 20 years to transform the impact industry to become more accessible, transparent and scalable.
She takes a systems-thinking approach to tackling the challenge of aligning economic prosperity with planetary prosperity, which spawned her vision for SustainCERT.
Lucy is the initiator of the global non-profit intelligence network Creatives for Climate, and Founder of The Humblebrag, an award-winning communications agency and training academy using visibility and media impact as tools for change.
Lucy is a climate communications expert, business activist and impact entrepreneur, recognized by The University of Auckland as a ‘40 Under 40’ change-maker, and by Forbes as a new leader transforming business for good.
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How can we decarbonise our food systems?
This third series is all about decarbonising the food and agriculture sector, with a focus on addressing and reporting Scope 3 emissions.
Credibility in the Voluntary Carbon Market
We will be taking a fact based approach to discussing the controversy surrounding carbon markets, feature leading experts and stakeholders to propose a fresh, informed perspective on this hot issue.
Navigating Climate Claims
This first series focuses on clarifying the confusion, myths and controversies around different types of climate claims that are often misused, running corporates the risk of greenwashing.
CAN TECH HELP US TO FEED THE WORLD MORE SUSTAINABLY?
In Episode 3 of Series 3 of How to Net Zero, podcast host Marion Verles, CEO of SustainCERT, and Thomas Blackburn, SustainCERT’s Vice-President of Sales and Business Development, explore the role of different technology solutions that aim to “fix” corporate sustainability reporting for the food and agriculture sector.
Across two riveting interviews with CEO of Regrow Anastasia Volkova and CEO of Normative, Kristian Ronn, Marion and Thomas explore where, why and how technology can do better than the current status quo, and help drive Scope 3 action in the food and agriculture sector through digitalisation.
Talking reforestation and agroforestry with Tilmann Silber, from Barry Callebaut, this episode explores how market-based accounting continues to provide Barry Callebaut with a way to credibly measure, report on, and claim the climate investments they’re making in their supply chain. Packed with insights, this episode will give you a sneak peek into how we can decarbonise chocolate: one of the world’s best-loved foods.
HOW CAN WE DECARBONIZE THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SECTOR?
In this episode, co-hosts Thomas and Marion explore the significant challenges that food and agriculture companies face when it comes to tackling and reporting on Scope 3 emissions, as well as the key solutions to overcome these challenges with guests Steven Rosenszweig, Agriculture Science Lead at General Mills, and Matt Ramlowe, Research Associate in the World Resource Institute’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol team. Packed full of insights, this episode will change the way you think about food production and its impact on the environment.
CAN TECHNOLOGY HELP SCALE THE CARBON MARKET WITH INTEGRITY?
In Episode 4, we explored emerging digital solutions and other innovative technologies in the MRV space with Oliver Bolton, CEO Earthly and Rebekah Braswell, CEO of Land Life. Looking at the potential impact these technologies hold to drive integrity in carbon markets, Oliver and Rebekah shared insights from their experience, highlighting the opportunities they see for real progress, as well as the challenges they have experienced historically. Together, we ask: how do we make sure we leverage technology to scale the carbon market with integrity?
HOW TO CLEAN UP THE CARBON MARKET WITH EXPERTS AT INNOVATE4CLIMATE
In Episode 3, CEO Marion Verles connects with global leaders driving climate ambition at Innovate 4 Climate in Bilbao, one of the biggest global events on climate finance, investment and markets. We get their take on the latest market innovations when it comes to policy, finance and technology, and how these innovations could clean-up the market. We ask our experts where is the market heading in the next 12 -24 months?
WILL THE ICVCM REALLY CLEAN UP THE CARBON MARKET?
In Episode 2, we ask HOW we can save carbon markets. With Annette Nazareth, Chair of the Governing Board of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) and a respected regulatory expert with over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, we engage in a critical conversation to determine: can the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market really clean up the carbon market?
ARE CARBON MARKETS WORTH SAVING?
In this episode we move beyond the headlines and get the honest, raw take on carbon markets from Fran Price, Global Forest Lead at WWF International, and Owen Hewlett, Chief Technical Officer at standards body The Gold Standard Foundation. Diving deep into the evolution and purpose of the voluntary carbon market, the new contribution claims concept, and the issue of quality of offsets, we ask – is the carbon market worth saving – and why?
THE REGULATOR SPEAKS
What does a Net Zero future look like from a regulator’s perspective? How is regulation transforming corporate business models? And how are companies responding? In this final episode of our series on navigating climate claims, we speak with Mardi McBrien, Director of Strategic Affairs at the IFRS Foundation, and explore the ins and outs of climate disclosure standards and the corporate world’s response.
CLIMATE, CLAIMS AND REGULATIONS
From the newsroom, to the boardroom, to the policy office, everyone is talking about greenwashing and regulation as a potential solution. In the lead-up to COP27, we met with Gilles Dufrasne from Carbon Market Watch to discuss this very hot topic. To what extent can regulation be the solution to greenwashing? Where should we draw the line between what is voluntary and what is not?
WHAT IS NET ZERO?
In this episode we speak with Alberto Carrillo on the basic principles behind Net Zero and setting credible strategies. With many critics calling companies out on “fake zero” strategies, we deep dive on the issues that have led to misleading Net Zero claims and look to better understand what differentiates “good” Net Zero commitments from “bad ones”.
THE WIDE SPECTRUM OF CLIMATE CLAIMS
Understanding the defining factors of net zero, carbon neutral and other climate claims is complex, and perhaps the reason for the growing issue of greenwashing. To inaugurate this podcast, we thought drilling down into these concepts to better undertsand what they mean would be a good place to start.
WELCOME TO HOW TO NET ZERO
It’s fair to say that the difference between Net Zero becoming an empty buzzword vs a real driver for emission reductions lies in the solutions we find to get there. In this trailer episode we want to give you a sneak peak into the WHY of this podcast, HOW to NET ZERO and what you can expect.