The Voluntary Carbon Market as a business opportunity

Carbonsink ICROA’s member since 2015 actively participates in the Working Groups organized by ICROA and dedicated to the emissions' reduction and offset in the voluntary carbon market, where networking and sharing activities are a priority.

Thanks to the participation in the last "Communication Working Group Meetings", Carbonsink is proud to have contributed to the writing of the article dedicated to the voluntary carbon market and to the priority role of the private sector in the fight against climate change, published by GreenBiz (Why more businesses should reassess voluntary carbon market), the media and events agency considering global environmental challenges as a meaningful business opportunity.

A real strategy to reduce CO2 emissions

Two years after the Paris agreement, one of the most encouraging developments was certainly the commitment by the business community to tackle the fight against climate change.

Given the complexity of the climate problem and the need for companies to address emissions within their wider supply chain, the time has come to re-evaluate the role of voluntary carbon offset.

The Voluntary initiatives

Carbonsink, a consulting firm specializing in strategies to mitigate climate change and offset CO2 emissions, has the main objective of helping and guiding each company to make the most of its contribution to the fight against climate change.

Voluntary initiatives allow any company, or individual, to measure their carbon footprint and then offset what can not be reduced. Being able to intervene outside of the supply chain (offsetting), ie investing in mitigation projects, using certified carbon credits recognized by the main international standards and climate agreements, is an added value for all the companies that want to be protagonists in the fight against climate change.

The role of voluntary carbon offset in the fight against climate change

The great challenge to climate change has forced the business world, and not only, to reevaluate and imagine again (and differently) the role of voluntary carbon offset, fundamental to generate the necessary funding for climate protection and to make a real contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.

Companies can play a proprietary role in the transition to a low carbon economy: adapting your business model to new climate change challenges is no longer just an opportunity, but a matter of competitiveness over time.

 

The Voluntary Carbon Market as a business opportunity