Tottenham and Sky make Chelsea fixture the world’s first net zero carbon major football match, ahead of COP26

Tottenham Hotspur has partnered with Sky to host the world’s first net zero carbon football game at an elite level. The 19 September fixture against Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was supported by COP26 and the Premier League, and will be branded #GameZero, with the ambition of being net zero carbon. This is achieved when all direct emissions are reduced as much as possible, with the remainder offset through natural projects that remove emissions from the atmosphere. The Club, Sky and the UK Government want the game to raise awareness…

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Henry Boot PLC sets Net Zero Carbon target for all direct emissions by 2030

Henry Boot has launched its Net Zero Carbon (NZC) Framework, which provides a long-term guide for the business to achieve NZC for all direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2030. In the UK, the built environment contributes around 40% of (GHG). Whilst Henry Boot’s carbon emissions have been decreasing since 2013, it recognises the importance of accelerating action and continuing to reduce its environmental impact with a clear pathway to NZC, as part of its wider Responsible Business Strategy which builds on strong foundations in this area. In 2020, a…

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Kingspan Launches New Product Circularity Framework

Global building industry leader Kingspan recently published its inaugural “Planet Passionate” Sustainability Report, reviewing the first year of progress in the 10-year strategy it launched in December 2019. As part of this they have relased further details on their new Product Circularity Framework, below is their post showcasing their announcement: The climate emergency has highlighted the fact that we need to act on several fronts to build resilience and reduce carbon, protecting our future and that of our planet. The traditional linear economy (take, make, waste) that we currently operate…

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Just one in five Brits think that we will meet the net zero carbon target by 2050, new nationwide report reveals

A new research report from Teesside University has found that while people have concerns about reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, support for a greener future post-pandemic is strong. The research, conducted by YouGov and commissioned by North of England gas distributor Northern Gas Networks, also saw one in three people (30 per cent) say that they are unsure whether Great Britain could be carbon neutral within the next 30 years. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to disrupt the economy, the report also concludes that people want to…

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Orchard Street expands ESG commitment with launch of net zero carbon targets

Orchard Street Investment Management (‘Orchard Street’), the specialist commercial property investment manager, announces an expansion of its ESG efforts through a commitment to become a net zero carbon business by 2050. Orchard Street will publish a 2030 net zero carbon transition strategy in 2021 and is beginning the net zero carbon journey immediately by targeting a 25% reduction in occupier carbon intensity by 2025. Occupier carbon emissions represent over 90% of the business’ total carbon footprint. The commitments were announced in Orchard Street’s annual 2020 Responsible Investment Report, alongside an…

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