Today’s guest is Austin Whitman, Executive Director of Climate Neutral.
Climate Neutral is an independent non-profit organization working to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world by putting a price on carbon emissions. They are enlisting brands in the fight against climate change by showing them that measuring and paying for their carbon emissions is cheaper and easier than they think. Climate Neutral believes that brands, together with their consumers, can lead the transition to a low-carbon economy by placing a price on carbon within their business.
In today’s episode we discuss:
Overview of Climate Neutral
Intro to carbon neutrality
Intro to offsets
Reason for being a non-profit
Process of raising money for non-profit
Pitch to brands
Traction to date
Future plans and long vision
How it fits into broader climate fight
Where Austin would put $100B to maximize its impact in the climate fight
Advice to people trying to find their own paths to help with this problem
Links to topics discussed in today’s episode:
Austin Whitman LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/austinwhitman/
Climate Neutral Website: https://www.climateneutral.org/
Climate Neutral Twitter: https://twitter.com/climateneutral
Natural Capital Partners: https://www.naturalcapitalpartners.com/
UN Climate Neutral Now: https://unfccc.int/climate-action/climate-neutral-now
Science Based Targets Initiative: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/
Kleen Kanteen: https://www.kleankanteen.com/
Peak Design: https://www.peakdesign.com/
Alex Honnold: http://www.alexhonnold.com/
Connecticut Green Bank: https://ctgreenbank.com/
Chris Van Hollen: https://www.lcv.org/environmental-facebook/chris-van-hollen/
Project Drawdown: https://www.drawdown.org/
Paul Hawken: http://www.paulhawken.com/
I hope you enjoy the show!
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