It’s time to take the initiative and start that conversation with your boss.
How do you start making your business more climate conscious if you’re not the head honcho? Well, it should all start with a (maybe) awkward but (definitely) necessary conversation with your boss.
It just so happens that this juicy topic is the subject of the final episode of ’1.5 degrees of Confusion’ – our new three-part mini-series, produced in partnership with WaterBear and narrated by BBC climate presenter Ade Adepitan. The series aims to clear up the complexity around the climate crisis, cut through the jargon, and get focused on solutions. You can watch it here.
If you do strike up a climate conversation with your boss, they’ll probably be glad you asked. Most likely they want to take climate action, but aren’t sure where to start. Anyone can take the initiative here. Why not be the one to raise our planet up the priority list and become your office’s climate champion?
Good intentions are one thing, but to turn talk into action, you need a plan. So here are ten great questions you can ask your boss to get things moving:
- Do we calculate our carbon footprint?
- If so, does this include emissions from our whole supply chain, or just our own business’?
- Are we trying to reach net-zero?
- If so, do we have targets and a timeline for this?
- Where are most of our greenhouse gas emissions coming from?
- How could these emissions be reduced or avoided altogether?
- Do we use renewable energy?
- What are we doing to communicate our sustainability policies?
- Are we investing in climate impact projects?
- And if so, are they certified and legitimate?
That should get the conversation flowing! And if you need a hand making the first move, our friends at WaterBear have made an email draft for you to use with your manager or leadership team:
I hope you are well.
I recently watched a film on WaterBear, and it got me thinking about our greenhouse gas emissions as a business. I would love to know a bit more about our plans to become net-zero, and whether we measure our carbon footprint?
It would be great to talk about this and share a few tips I learnt while watching. When would you have time to discuss this?
To find out more about how Ecologi can help your business measure its footprint, offset its emissions and fund climate solutions, visit ecologi.com/business/zero.
Established in 2019, Ecologi’s core mission is to reduce carbon emissions and create a sustainable future for all. To achieve this, Ecologi works with individuals and businesses, empowering them to offset their carbon footprints through innovative projects that effectively remove carbon from the atmosphere.
With the recent launch of Ecologi Zero, they can now help service-based SMEs account for their emissions, paving the way for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.
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