The future of work, in fact the future of business is completely tied to how leadership teams respond to pushing forward their own personal net-zero agendas and how quickly they can re-engineer their businesses to reach that goal. The UN has the Business Ambition for 1.5°C initiative which provides leadership teams with a frame work of how this can be achieved. Yesterday they announced that 28 companies with a market cap of $1.3 trillion have, according to the release:
“Committed themselves to more ambitious climate targets aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and reaching net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.”
How fast can your business move on this? Here is some low hanging fruit:
- Drive less (Enable flexible and remote working to reduce or eliminate the daily commute, meet online instead of in-person)
- Fly less (Does that meeting have to be face-to-face? Does the next business event have to be in-person? The technology *already* exists to do things differently)
- If you do have the luxury of having an office make sure the energy used to power it is from renewable sources and not fossil fuels.