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Software for a Carbon-Free Future: A Podcast Miniseries

Today, businesses worldwide face considerable hurdles in implementing sustainable practices such as setting ambitious but realistic targets, implementing electricity optimization, and managing upstream emissions. It’s complicated for most companies to calculate their total emissions and identify effective methods to lessen them according to scientific principles and standards.

We know that many sustainability leaders find the transition from setting goals to achieving results to be a daunting challenge. That’s why we teamed up with CleanTechnica to produce a podcast miniseries that explores some of the most pertinent issues facing corporations looking for decarbonization solutions. Throughout four episodes, experts from Zeigo and the CleanTechnica hosts explore what large-scale decarbonization will require, from data collection, to target setting, to tangible action that reduces Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions – and how software is really at the heart of it all.

This series is designed to empower sustainability leaders with essential knowledge, best practices, and expert advice on how to leverage software to expedite the decarbonization process. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get an inside look at the transformation that’s currently underway – and will ultimately shape your decarbonization journey.

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Series Overview

When we fast forward and preview what a carbon-free future will look like, we see software empowering corporations to measure, monitor, and reduce their carbon emissions. By providing data and transparency into your current business practices and operations providing recommendations for which actions to take, to connecting you to a marketplace of vetted clean energy solution providers, software has the power to transform a monumental task into an achievable one.

In this miniseries, we explore how software can empower and accelerate the corporate climate action journey in four essential areas:

  1. The Big Picture: Corporate decarbonization, from establishing NetZero targets to addressing Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, is a complex undertaking. It’s crucial to ground your strategies and timelines in scientific principles and adhere to established standards for efficiency, decarbonization, and renewable energy objectives.
  2. Getting Started: Decarbonization is today’s challenge for everyone. When it comes to corporate action on climate, there are leaders, and there are laggards, and there’s everyone in between. It’s important to ensure you are learning from other leaders in your industry and networking with solution providers who understand what it takes to implement climate action.
  3. Optimizing Electricity Usage: The common second step in decarbonization—and, for some companies, the only step they may be familiar with—is optimizing for efficiency. However, resource optimization will only get a company so far down the decarbonization pathway; at some point, it becomes necessary to replace high-emission energy sources with lower-emission energy sources. So, how are corporations succeeding at purchasing renewables? A combination of expert advice and software can help remove barriers.
  4. Addressing upstream emissions: This broad category is a subset of Scope 3 emissions and includes everything in your value chain required to produce your product. For many organizations, value chain emissions not only make up the highest amount of their total emissions footprint but are also the most difficult to address. According to Deloitte’s Sustainability Action Report, 86% of companies reported challenges just MEASURING it, let alone ACTING on reducing it.

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