Anthesis has supported Palatine Private Equity to roll out Carbon Literacy training across its portfolio of companies.
Palatine is the first private equity house in the UK to put its full portfolio through the internationally-recognised training, underlining its 10-year leadership in integrating ESG into its portfolio to accelerate business growth sustainably. In total, Anthesis will deliver training to 87 senior individuals from Palatine and its portfolio companies across three days to coincide with Earth Day 2021 on 22nd April.
Established by the Manchester-headquartered Carbon Literacy Project, Carbon Literacy training provides organisations with an awareness of the climate-related costs and impacts of their activities and the ability and motivation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Anthesis became part of the Palatine portfolio earlier this year and will deliver the training as one of the Carbon Literacy Project’s accredited delivery partners. The workshops will focus on the business importance of a transition to a sustainable future by empowering management teams with the knowledge and tools to make impactful change in their businesses.
“Ensuring that both we at Palatine and our portfolio businesses are Carbon Literate is another step in our commitment to generate positive ESG impact, affect change and build sustainable businesses… This training will equip them with new insights and tools to build resilience and take advantage of the growth opportunities presented by a net zero carbon future”
ESG Director at Palatine
Steph Wall, ESG Director at Palatine, added: “Ensuring that both we at Palatine and our portfolio businesses are Carbon Literate is another step in our commitment to generate positive ESG impact, affect change and build sustainable businesses.
“As an investor, our biggest environmental impact is through our portfolio companies which touch many market sectors. Therefore, it’s important to educate the portfolio to make changes to decarbonise the economy and build a sustainable future. This training will equip them with new insights and tools to build resilience and take advantage of the growth opportunities presented by a net zero carbon future while also encouraging more collaboration and knowledge-sharing across our portfolio.”
Brad Blundell, UK Managing Director of Anthesis, said: “We’ve entered the decisive decade – with ten years to effect meaningful change to address the climate crisis. The more forward-looking organisations like Palatine who recognise the value of becoming Carbon Literate, the more positive change we can collectively effect.”
The Carbon Literacy Project is globally unique and was recognised by the UN at COP21, in Paris, where it was awarded as a TAP100 – one of 100 worldwide Transformative Action Programs.