Supporting You on Your Journey to Net Zero
What is Net Zero?
Simply put, Net Zero refers to a state when the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere by human activities is balanced by removing the same amount through human endeavor over a specified period.
To align with the IPCC’s 1.5⁰C climate ambition and limit the impact of climate change, the world needs to reduce net annual greenhouse emissions by at least 40 gigatonnes by mid-century.
Anthesis’ goal is to support its clients to avoid, reduce, and remove at least 3 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.
Supporting the Transition to Net Zero
Cities and corporations around the globe are setting targets to radically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to control climate change. These targets and commitments often align with a desire to achieve Net Zero emissions by a certain date in the future.
Achieving Net Zero requires coordinated action touching on many aspects of the organisation. What may seem daunting can be broken down into strategic and manageable pathways for transformation.
Avoid future carbon emissions through evaluating the data, and designing and making decisions differently
Reduce current greenhouse gas emissions by utilising efficiencies in energy, materials, and renewables
Invest in removing carbon elsewhere within your value chain
Innovate through collaboration in green finance, clean technology, big data and social movements
What do you need to do to reach Net Zero?
To reach the desired Net Zero goal, organisations and cities need to undertake a transformation to move from understanding the risks associated with their current and future footprint to seeking the investment and innovation needed to enact real change.
Net Zero Strategic Framework
Underpinning our approach, our strategic framework focuses on four key interconnecting strategies to turn those risks into investment plans and directions of travel.
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Our Global Reach
Comprising over 1000 people located in 30 offices across 20 countries, Anthesis provides deep subject expertise across an unparalleled breadth of services.
Our Net Zero Strategy: Supporting you on the Journey to Net Zero
From Transition to Transformation – Five Stages to Drive Sustainable Performance
As the world moves towards a Net Zero future, our approach unlocks the opportunities and reduces the risks associated with climate change, for businesses, cities, governments and other organisations.
Our Net Zero Strategy
From Transition to Transformation – Five Stages to Drive Sustainable Performance
Understand your Climate Risk
Climate change risks are both physical and linked to the changes that societies and economy will be undergoing as we adapt to the realities of a warmer, net zero world. Our analytical approach helps to identify where these risks lie.
Understand your Current & Future Footprint
Each decision an organisation takes will impact both current and future emissions. We start with measuring your existing footprint, then identify the likely source of future emissions within your growth plans.
Develop Net Zero Strategies
From avoiding future emissions to reducing current greenhouse gases through energy efficiency, renewable energy and circularity, making investments and using innovation to drive the organisation forward, our solutions experts help create the optimum blend of connected strategies based on your needs.
Implement Value Chain Reductions
All organisations are part of a connected network who share the risks and opportunities associated with moving towards a net-zero world. Implementing the strategies that deliver sustainable performance will reach many parts of your network, both internally across business functions, as well as externally with supply chain and customers.
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ONSITE RENEWABLES
- RENEWABLE ENERGY PROCUREMENT (G0 & PPA)
- SUPPLY CHAIN ENGAGEMENT
Balance Your Carbon Budget
As your reduction plans are underway, tackle the unavoidable, residual emissions through investing in climate solutions that seek to remove carbon from the atmosphere and benefit societies and people.
Supporting PayPal to Set Ambitious SBTs to Enable its Net Zero Goal
Anthesis guided PayPal through the entire science-based target development journey in support of its Net Zero goal.
Net Zero Goal Setting and Implementation for Ecolab
Anthesis supported Ecolab throughout the entire Net Zero journey from goal setting to implementation.
Supporting Tesco to Develop UK Retail’s First Sustainability-linked Supply Chain Finance Product
In partnership with Tesco and their finance partner, Santander, Anthesis supported the development of UK retail’s first sustainability-linked supply chain finance product. The voluntary programme saw Tesco suppliers offered preferential financing rates based on their disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions, setting reduction targets, and delivering reductions.
Scope 3 Science Based Targets with Target Corporation
Anthesis helped Target with its Scope 3 science-based target setting, tracking, supplier engagement and implementation.
A Strategic Approach to Reaching Net Zero for a Leading Media Company
Anthesis helped to build a long-term investment strategy to support a leading media company to achieve pioneering net zero emissions standards
Supporting SSEN Distribution to Become the First UK Electricity DNO to Set 1.5°C Aligned Science-based Targets
Anthesis was commissioned by the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to carry out a review of its carbon emissions portfolio, develop a science-based target (SBT) and determine an agreed route to achieving the target by 2033.
We partnered with industry expert Anthesis to ensure we could meet the rigorous requirements of an SBTi-approved goal for Scope 3 emissions. With Anthesis’ guidance, we were able to footprint our current Scope 3 impact as well as model out all the underlying initiatives and activities that will help us achieve our 2030 target.
Former VP of Corporate Responsibility, Target
The Anthesis Team’s deep expertise in corporate greenhouse gas management and goal-setting has been incredibly valuable to advancing our science-based climate actions.
Global Environmental Sustainability Lead, PayPal
While I have worked with a handful of leading consultancies on a variety of projects, the Anthesis team has honestly provided the most value to me and our business. They provide an outstanding level of service that is focused around problem solving, collaboration and building capacity, something few other consultants truly can deliver upon.
SVP for Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab
Anthesis has been instrumental in helping us quantify our carbon footprint and understand where our biggest opportunities lie over the years. This long-term support has allowed us to reach carbon neutrality and maintain our status as the UK’s most ethical water brand – an essential part of what Belu stands for.
Head of Operations, Belu Water
Anthesis helped us to quantify the emissions impact of our stock and operations, as well as considering barriers and enablers to decarbonisation across the various department and functions within our organisation. The work was conducted very professionally via a mixture of desk-based analytics and face-to-face interviews and has been instrumental in reframing our broader strategy and engaging colleagues at all levels, on this critical matter that we face.
Strategic Director - Property & Development, Southway Housing Trust
Anthesis supported Cheshire East Council in developing our Carbon Neutral Action plan, with their assistance being critical in delivering a tailored solution to our ambition to both be carbon neutral for our operations by 2025 and reduce the footprint of the Borough. They were able to engage, challenge, and bring along our team and management to ensure ownership and understanding of the approach, drawing on best practice and their experience working with other Local Authorities around the UK.
Economic Development Progamme Manager, Cheshire East Council
It’s FIRA’s aim to make carbon accounting as easy as possible so that others can concentrate on reducing their footprint. No more spreadsheets or struggling to find conversion factors, the Furniture Footprinter™ tool [developed by Anthesis] provides a full web-based solution backed up by the experience of Europe’s leading footprint specialists.
Aritzia initially worked with Anthesis to set our environment baseline – which highlighted the areas to focus on in our sustainability strategy. Part of this process included using RiskHorizon™ to assess where and what the likely risks are in our raw material supply chains. We look forward to continuing collaborating with the apparel team to support our objectives.
Corporate Responsibility Director, Aritzia
We are delighted to be able to offer thousands of suppliers access to market-leading supply chain finance linked to sustainability. This programme not only provides suppliers with a real incentive to set science-based emissions reduction targets, it will help embed sustainability goals throughout our supply chain and support the UK in realising its climate change targets.
Tesco Chief Product Officer
How SBTi’s Net Zero Standard Impacts Corporations
Anthesis’s Tobias Parker is interviewed by John Davies, Sr VP & Analyst at GreenBiz 2022 to discuss how the Science Based Target initiative’s new Net Zero standard is making waves for organisations across the world.
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Mitigating climate risk through internal carbon pricing
Join us to find out how Internal Carbon Pricing (ICP) can help businesses to mitigate transitional risk by assigning a cost to carbon which can embed change by supporting decision making, promoting low carbon innovation, and facilitating behaviour change.
Selected Net Zero Resources
Understanding Your Emissions
Understanding your emissions is central to being able to take any action towards a lower-carbon future. However for many, getting to grips with what your emissions are and how they can be reduced or avoided is a difficult task.
The Science Based Target Initiative provides guiding principles to standardise corporate net zero targets to align with global climate goals, which can be harnessed to better understand emissions reductions opportunities.
Other organisations such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and WRI are working towards alternative standardisations that can be utilised in managing your carbon impact.
Our Net Zero Resources Library
Agriculture’s Role in a Net Zero Journey: The Opportunity and the Challenge
This webinar will support attendees in understanding what Net Zero means, what role food and agriculture have within Net Zero accounting, and the practical steps businesses can take to set them on the journey.
Supporting Net Zero Through a Circular Economy
Cutting operational carbon and buying carbon offsets alone is not enough to reach Net Zero. We need to take action on material resources by transitioning to a circular economy.
Net Zero: Implementing an Internal Carbon Price
In this webinar, we looked at the current state of the market and how businesses are successfully utilising an internal carbon price to take action towards Net Zero. We discussed the challenges that businesses have faced when implementing the price within the business, including setting the price, quantification, and change management, and how to overcome […]
PPN 06/21 Guidance: Net Zero Commitments for UK Public Procurement
Suppliers who bid for large UK Government contracts must now provide a Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) detailing their commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050
Driving Behaviour Change for Net Zero in Local Communities – Wise Women in Waste Podcast Episode 5
In the fifth episode of the Wise Women in Waste podcast series, our podcast hosts are joined by Councillor Donna Stimson of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. The episode looks at Donna’s background in sustainability and her perspective on waste and resource efficiency as a councillor for a local community.
Embedding Net Zero into Local Authority Financial Appraisals
15 July 2021 | Join us to hear our experiences of supporting local authorities to measure carbon impact and incorporate it into their decision making.
Activating Net Zero: From the Definition of an SBT to the Transformation of the World
[Spanish] 16 June 2021 | In this webinar, learn about the strategic framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in buildings, operations and supply chains to enable companies to achieve a Net Zero balance by 2050.
Wave Strategy Renovation: A Boost for the New Era of Sustainable and Circular Buildings
[Spanish] 30 June 2021 | In this webinar we will present the key principles for the comprehensive renovation of buildings between 2030 and 2050 and the options to accelerate this renovation.
Net Zero: The Benefits of Understanding your Climate Risk
Listen to this Net Zero webinar recording to hear how understanding your climate risk will allow your organisation to secure senior engagement, demonstrate resilience, seize opportunities, and integrate your climate response into your strategy.
Reaching Net Zero: Enabling a Circular Scope 3
In this Webinar, Anthesis experts share how to reach Net Zero by enabling a circular scope 3.
Net Zero for B Corporations™
Join B Lab UK and Anthesis for a Net Zero masterclass and learn how to get started on your Net Zero journey.
Net Zero: Utilising the Carbon Market to Deliver on Your Net Zero Goals
Join Anthesis for this Net Zero webinar to look at how organisations can engage effectively in the carbon market to meet both their net-zero goals and investment ambitions.
Going from SBTs to Net Zero – Activating for Impact
This net-zero webinar covered sector-based tactics for going beyond your SBT, and tools like the internal carbon tax.
How to Net Zero: Planning for the Transition
In this webinar, Anthesis experts will draw on their experience of supporting many companies through their Net Zero journey to provide practical guidance on how businesses can take the first step in creating a coordinated Net Zero transition plan.
Strategies for Scope 3 Supplier Engagement Towards Net Zero Ambitions
Watch this breakout session recording to hear a discussion on scope 3 supplier engagement with guests from HanesBrands, Kimberley Clark and Campbell Soup Company.
Webinar: Empowering Suppliers to Help Deliver a Net-Zero Business
Net ZeroFor many industries the most challenging area in delivering the Net-Zero transition is the need to decarbonise supply chains and land use. Join senior business leaders to hear and share new ideas as to how a company can decarbonise their supply chain, in line with a Net-Zero ambition.
Webinar: How to Net Zero
As part of the Climate Week NYC program, Anthesis Group and Natural Capital Partners provided a practical discussion on understanding the latest approaches and selecting the right market instruments to fit your organisation’s Net Zero roadmap.
NET ZERO Agricultural GHG Emissions
This webinar explored carbon credits, an incentive that encourages farmers to embed sustainable best practice and generate new revenue opportunities as a result, and the potential pathway to achieving this evidence-based credit scheme for agriculture.
A Guide to Internal Carbon Pricing
Explore our internal carbon pricing guide and learn more about the benefits and application of ICP in your business operations.
An Introduction to Managing Climate-related Financial Risks
Watch the recording to hear more about the process of developing a carbon footprint, some of the approaches businesses are adopting to reduce their emissions, and our experience of helping companies to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Whitepaper: Estimating Energy Consumption & GHG Emissions for Remote Workers
With a large portion of the workforce still working from home, Anthesis has developed guidance on data collection and calculation approaches that may be broadly integrated into corporate inventory management processes to help estimate the energy use and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of remote workers.
SBTi’s Net Zero Target Criteria Draft
Anthesis provides a summary of the SBTi Net Zero criteria draft outlining proposed criteria for setting science-based net zero targets in the Corporate Sector.
Going from SBTs to Net Zero: Actions by Sector
Join this Greenbiz expo session to learn about sector-based tactics for going beyond your SBT, and tools like the internal carbon tax.
Mandatory Climate-Related Financial Disclosures for the UK
Anthesis provides insight into what new mandatory climate risk reporting means for UK organisations and what you can do to prepare
Using Technology to Drive Climate Action Planning | Co-hosted with Microsoft
Webinar: Co-hosted with Microsoft, this webinar will explore ways for local authorities to drive the green recovery through technology such as data, artificial intelligence and the internet of things.
SBTi’s New Paper on Setting Science-Based Net Zero Targets in the Corporate Sector
Learn about the 10 recommendations for companies setting science based net zero targets from the recent SBTi net-zero “Foundations” paper in this summary on the guiding principles to standardize corporate net zero targets to better align with the global transformation required to limit warming to 1.5 °C.
Net Zero by 2050 : The COVID-19 Impact
We have an urgent choice to make on how to direct our finance, technology and policies as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and aim for net zero carbon targets by 2050. How will COVID-19 impact our next steps, and which scenario will we choose?
Activating Net Zero: Podcast Series
What is Net Zero? Through our new Activating Net Zero podcast series, we explore – in bitesize episodes – what this means and how organisations can break this down into manageable actions, of avoiding, reducing, investing and innovating.
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