Doing business in a carbon constrained world
Climate Strategy: Private Sector
Climate change is happing, and businesses will be forced one way or the other to respond to its physical, market and regulatory impacts. Making your business future-proof in response to these developments, and navigating the risks and opportunities associated with a changing climate, requires careful strategic planning and action. As the impact of climate change is expected to be profound and multifaceted, businesses with an appropriate climate strategy will have a clear and undeniable competitive advantage over those without.
Our team at Brundtland combines climate change, financial and technical expertise to assess different corporate strategic and project-related sustainability options and provide independent advice regarding the best choice in terms of financial return, operational risks and sustainability impact. In the process, we use the latest cutting-edge research and insights to provide tailormade solutions across a variety of economic sectors and activities.
We provide high-quality climate policy advise, including:
Climate Strategy: Public Sector
Climate strategy is also imperative for the public sector. Effective policies and regulations at regional, national and international levels of government are key to any timely solution. Climate change policy development is a highly complex endeavour because of its all-encompassing impact, and combination of climate technical, economic and social aspects that come into play.
At Brundtland, we leverage our wide-ranging international and national experience when it comes to climate change policy development. Our advisory division assists government policy makers in setting clear goals and direction as well as providing meaningful pathways toward implementation. The company has experience working with all the key international and local stakeholders, such as the main international development agencies as well as all relevant South African national government departments and large municipalities.
There is a global drive to ‘put a price’ on carbon, both as a punitive measure as well as to provide a positive incentive through carbon credits to drive climate action. Globally, carbon markets are developing rapidly both under the auspices of the Paris Agreement as well as in the voluntary offsetting space. The high level of complexity surrounding international and local carbon markets, as well as the various associated legal and regulatory environments, make it a complex endeavour to successfully implement carbon financing projects.
At Brundtland we have in-depth experience to get your carbon projects registered, but even more importantly, in such a way that indeed your project will generate carbon credits. Having successfully issued and/or commercialised over 7.5 million carbon credits across a range of sectors and technologies, Brundtland is the most successful carbon revenue generation partner in Southern Africa.
Mandatory compliance reporting
With climate change high on the agenda, organisations are increasingly aware of the need to disclose their environmental impact and act on this. There are also increasingly far-reaching reporting requirements set by government. Greenhouse gas reporting regulations and carbon tax can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line, and it makes financial sense to optimise this from the start. Companies wishing to voluntary disclose also face a myriad of standards and protocols with different objectives and levels of complexity that may be difficult to navigate.
At Brundtland, we have all-round expertise when it comes to both the regulatory compliance reporting and voluntary disclosure landscapes. Our experts have multiple years of experience with the relevant regulations and standards, across sectors in the economy, and are fully abreast of the latest developments. We investigate what standards and protocols are worthwhile to implement voluntarily and provide implementation support through appropriate systems, processes and procedures.
Monitoring and reporting cloud solution
Brundtland also empowers clients to disclose their sustainability performance more easily via a range of cloud-hosted services which automate sustainability processes, while delivering performance management insights. Smart automated and online solutions can assist entities with more accurate and meaningful management of climate change and sustainability related issues. Our clients make use of the proprietary online sustainability performance management tool Enterprise Performance and Carbon Management (EPCAM™). EPCAM™ enables businesses, cities, and governments to successfully transition into a low-carbon, climate-resilient future in an efficient and effective manner through fully automated online solutions.
Our quick-to-implement EPCAM™ platform has multiple functionalities, including: