The journey to Net Zero is one that is walked collectively by Impact Hubs all over the globe; a journey that will allow us to ultimately co-exist and thrive with nature. Over the past few years, a few Impact Hubs have been leading the way to become Net Zero.
Their main strategy to achieve this goal was to categorise their emissions into Scope 1, 2, and 3 to be able to implement focused initiatives for each scope. These scopes are the leading standard currently used in the corporate world when it comes to greenhouse gas accounting. Scope 1 emissions are directly created during operations owned or controlled by the company; Scope 2 emissions arise from the generation of electricity, steam, heat, and cooling consumed by the company; and finally, Scope 3 emissions are all emissions that arise as a result of the organisation’s activities from sources that are neither owned nor controlled by the organisation.
We spoke to three Impact Hubs to understand what motivated them to start their journey, to outline the key initiatives they implemented to deal with each emissions scope, and to listen to their advice. Understanding their process can be helpful for those who want to follow in their footsteps.