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What your boss needs to know about Net Zero

Updated: Sep 25, 2022


We are at a watershed moment in corporate climate history. That is, organisations are extending their approach on climate change. Before, corporate emphasis was on the impact of their operations on climate, whether that be positive or negative (“inside out”). Now, it is extended to the impact of climate on an organization’s financial and ESG performance, whether that be positive or negative (“outside in”). This approach garners a lot more interest from stakeholders and extends to climate-related financial disclosure requirements. Underpinning this new extended corporate approach is achieving NET ZERO status. But exactly what does NET ZERO mean and what are the implications for an organisation that wants to achieve it?

Key questions directly related to the process of NET ZERO

  1. What impact will it have on our markets and customers?

  2. Will our organization lose ground to our competitors, or will it benefit?

  3. What are the supply chain implications?

  4. What climate risks do I need to identify and assess?

  5. What corporate opportunities are available?

The course addresses those questions and provides participants with a summary of the processes needed to prepare a corporate strategy to transition to NET ZERO.

The course content provides an overview of key concepts including:

  1. The rules for developing a carbon inventory (i.e. carbon footprint).

  2. Understanding greenhouse gas emissions in the context of the carbon inventory.

  3. Sourcing emissions factors including data providers and electronic platforms.

  4. Preparing a carbon footprint.

  5. Supply chain and customer requirements/advantages within the net zero strategic plan.

  6. Carbon emission reduction options.

  7. Methods to calculate the business case for carbon reduction measures.

  8. Carbon offset description and how carbon markets work.

  9. Carbon offset strategies.

  10.  The concept of Net Zero put into context.

  11. Climate risk assessment and introduction to scenario analysis.

  12. Blending carbon accounting systems with financial accounting systems.

  13. Summary of global climate-related financial and sustainability disclosure requirements.

  14. Setting net zero targets (including SBTi overview).

1 session of 2.5 hours – face-to-face webinar.

Tuesday 11th October 2:30-5pm AEST.

Receive course-related information resources including an example case study.

Certificate of successful completion.

10% off Ecoprofit’s online courses.

Acknowledgement of continuing professional development hours.

An invitation to join an ongoing discussion group.

   $55 Inc. GST

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The course is designed to assist organisations large and small. However, the financial disclosure and official target-setting aspects of it are more relevant to larger organisations. The course is designed for the needs of cross-disciplinary staff involved in the development of their organisation’s net zero pathway. This may include sustainability managers, operations managers, accountants, lawyers and marketing managers.

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