Achieving carbon positive together

Did you know that 90 per cent of the world’s largest companies now see climate risk as a threat to their business?
 

It’s no surprise, then, that failure to adapt to climate change is materialising on the balance sheets of major corporations around the world.

Leading Australian companies are moving quickly and decisively towards carbon neutrality. But the office sector can do better.

This year, CitySwitch has reset our expectations of signatories. We are looking to create a better future. A carbon positive future. Walking the carbon positive path offers many benefits for businesses – and financial savings through energy efficiency are just the start. Large and small companies are reducing their emissions to enhance their efficiency and competitiveness, enter new markets, attract investors, get ahead of regulation, manage risk and inform investment decisions.

For CitySwitch, carbon positive is not a standard or certification. It is a signal that there is something beyond zero, beyond neutral, beyond ‘less bad’. It’s about a future where our business community has a positive influence on society.

Each pathway to carbon positive may be different. At CitySwitch, we respect that diversity and will help you along your company’s chosen path.

But our message is clear. Move early and move decisively beyond zero. Increase the scale of your company’s ambition and urgency.

Talk to us. Whether you’re a signatory that is already committed to carbon positive or is taking your first tentative steps, we want to know about it – and we are here to help.

Your program manager can help you to refine your targets, articulate your actions and shout out your successes.  We have also launched the CitySwitch Pathways to Net Zero Carbon Emissions Tool.

Keep an eye out for more support services to help CitySwitchers on their carbon positive journeys.



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Positive Power posters

Download the Power Positive posters for your office and help to switch to GreenPower.



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