Friday Inspiration #3


19 November 2021

Friday, 19 November 2021

Here comes FutureMakers with our third Friday Inspiration to inject that extra bit of positivity and inspiration into our community of change makers to energise you through the coming weeks.

A standard we’ve read…

SBTi launch the Corporate Net-Zero Standard

We all know that keeping global warming to below 1.5ºC is central to preventing cataclysmic damage to both people and planet, but how we do it is a different matter. It recently was announced that over 1000 companies have now established SBTs to keep heating below 1.5ºC, but now SBTi launch their Corporate Net-Zero Standard that provides guidance and recommendations for businesses to set SBTs that go that much further.

Something we’ve watched…

Kiss The Ground

There’s always room for climate-related documentaries with a more positive outlook–filled with hope, Kiss The Ground introduces us to the radical farmers who are doing things differently through regenerative agriculture, and really driving home the fact that the more intensively we farm, not only the more harm we do, but the less we produce. (Available on Netflix)

A partnership we’ve seen…

IKEA UK joins sustainability partnership with Ashden to decarbonise schools

The outlook of schools across the UK recently had a shot in the arm thanks to a new partnership between IKEA and Ashden. Their support of the Let’s Go Zero campaign is expected to help IKEA UK aim for zero carbon emissions at all 32,000 schools across the UK by 2030.

A fresh perspective we’ve read…

Why Patagonia doesn’t use the word “sustainable”

As Beth Thoren, environmental action and initiatives director at Patagonia writes for Fortune, “At Patagonia, we don’t use the word “sustainable.” Why? Because we recognize we are part of the problem. Previously, we set ourselves the target of carbon neutrality by 2025. But purchasing offsets to get us there doesn’t erase the footprint we create and won’t save us in the long run. We must first put the weight of our business behind drastically cutting emissions across the full length of our supply chain.”

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