2030zero’s campaign to help businesses address the urgent challenge of climate change featured in the Liverpool Echo earlier this month. 2030hub founder David Connor, which conceived the campaign, talks about the need for a credible net zero plan for businesses, and the benefits of pledging and adopting a plan.

“Climate challenges will hit harder and longer than Covid. Having a credible net zero plan is now essential for every business. If you want access to finance or you want to win any contract in the future, you’ll need to provide evidence you understand your company’s carbon impact – and what your plan is to reduce it. Creating a net zero plan is most effective by connecting abstract global climate issues to your own local challenges such as poverty, jobs, education and housing,” he says.

The feature also includes an interview with Baltic Creative’s Alex Christey-Kelly, who gives an insight into how the SME is tackling climate changing and navigating a net zero policy. The project includes calculating its carbon footprint, reducing single-use plastics and focusing on the energy its buildings use.

Signatories of the 2030zero pledge commit to: “acknowledge that climate change is a critical threat to the local economy, nature and society-at-large, our company commits to take action immediately in order to:

  • Halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030
  • Achieve net zero emissions before 2050
  • Disclose our progress on a yearly basis