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'I’m in HR: What can I do?'

Lesson 1: Upskilling your colleagues

  1. Kite Insights, ‘Every job is a climate job: Why corporate transformation needs climate literacy’, Updated: 2023.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Sharp, Rachel, ‘Tackling our climate emergency: HR’s role’, HR Magazine, 15 July 2019. 
  4. Schneider Electric, ‘Schneider Electric’s first Sustainability School opens for enrolment’, 22 May 2023.
  5. Ibid.  

Lesson 2: Incentivising action

  1. WWF (2013). WWF UK Policy: Position Statement on Business Travel. Available at: https://assets.wwf.org.uk/downloads/business_travel_ps_0709.pdf 
  2. Ro, Christine, ‘Smart Travel: Some firms give more time off to those who shun plane travel’, BBC.com, 17 September 2019.
  3. Home’, Climate Perks website (climateperks.com).
  4. Wynes, S. and Nicholas, K. A., ‘The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions’, Environ. Res. Lett. 12 074024, 2017.

Lesson 3: Leveraging pensions

  1. Statista Research Department, ‘Investments of pension funds in the United Kingdom (UK) 2006-2021', May 16, 2023.
  2. Sheppard, Emma, ‘The all-female, grassroots network moving millions away from fossil fuels’, Positive News, 25 August 2023.
  3. Make My Money Matter, ‘The Green Pensions Guide: For organisations committed to Making their Money Matter’, 2021.
  4. Foye, Lauren, ‘Employers neglecting green pensions: 70% of employees want their retirement fund invested sustainably, yet 1 in 5 employers have never heard of ‘green pensions’’, Zero Carbon Academy, 18 October 2022.
  5. ‘Make My Money Matter, Your pension is powerful, and so are you…’, (Available at: https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/net-zero/).
  6. Haurant, Sandra, ‘Green your pension: How you can help the environment’, The Guardian, 4 October 2022.
  7. Make My Money Matter, ‘The Green Pensions Guide: For organisations committed to Making their Money Matter’, 2021.
  8. Ibid.

Lesson 4: Hiring tomorrow’s climate champions

  1. Parmelee, M. et al., ‘How climate has become a key player in the fight for talent’, World Wildlife Fund, 9 February 2022; De Buitleir, Daithi, ‘Employees, cost and profit: Here’s why “green companies” are winning’, Wayleadr, 21 June 2022.
  2. Careers’: Become an Interfacer, Inferface website (www.interface.com).  
  3. Retail assistant: Patagonia’, Ethical Jobs website, posted: 27 June 2023.
  4. The intersections between climate and diversity, equity and inclusion’, WTW, 26 April 2023.

Lesson 5: Creating a green team

  1. Kite Insights, ‘Every job is a climate job: Why corporate transformation needs climate literacy’, Updated: 2023.
  2. Wilkinson, Drew, The Critical Role of Employee Sustainability Communities and How to Build One, Green Tech Blog (Available at: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/green-tech-blog/the-critical-role-of-employee-sustainability-communities-and-how/ba-p/3795108), Apr 18 2023. 
  3. Ibid.
  4. Bergen, Mark, & Day, Matt, ‘Big Tech Helps Big Oil Pump More, Belying Climate Pledges’, Bloomberg (Available at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-16/microsoft-amazon-big-tech-help-big-oil-pump-more#xj4y7vzkg), 16 August 2022.
  5. Wilkinson, Drew, The Critical Role of Employee Sustainability Communities and How to Build One, Green Tech Blog (Available at: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/green-tech-blog/the-critical-role-of-employee-sustainability-communities-and-how/ba-p/3795108), Apr 18 2023. 

Lesson 6: Dealing with Climate Anxiety

  1. Lertzman, Renée, ‘How to turn climate anxiety into action’, Ted Women 2019. 
  2. Schechter, David, et al., ‘As climate changes, climate anxiety rises in youth’, March 2023.
  3. Greenhalgh, Tim, ‘Eco anxiety in the workplace’, SaveMoneyCutCarbon.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Richards, Lauren, ‘Flavours for change: How Ben and Jerry’s uses ice cream names for activism’, 3 November 2022.
'Where do I start? Learning about my organisation'
  1. Ramkumar, Amrith, Ballard, Ed, & Shifflett, Shane (2023). 'Companies stall climate action despite earlier promises'.Wall Street Journal, 19 September. Available: https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/companies-stall-climate-action-despite-earlier-promises-44c1c7bd?mod=mhp
  2. Cummis, Cynthia (2015). 'This is leadership: Why companies are setting emissions goals based on science'. Science-based Targets Initiative: 20 May. Available: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/blog/this-is-leadership-why-companies-are-setting-emissions-goals-based-on-science
  3. IRENA, 'Renewable Power Remains Cost-Competitive amid Fossil Fuel Crisis', Press Releases, 13 July 2022, Available: https://www.irena.org/news/pressreleases/2022/Jul/Renewable-Power-Remains-Cost-Competitive-amid-Fossil-Fuel-Crisis 
  4. United Nations, 'Renewable energy – Powering a safer future', Climate Action, Available: https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/raising-ambition/renewable-energy
  5. Timmerman, Kris & Pollmann-Larsen, Matias (2023). 'How supply chain sustainability helps unlock resilience and growth'. Accenture, 30 March. Available: https://www.accenture.com/za-en/insights/supply-chain-operations/supply-chains-key-unlocking-net-zero-emissions
  6. Carbon Council, 'What is carbon offsetting and is it worthwhile?', Explainers, 16 January 2023, Available: https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/carbon-offsetting-worthwhile/
  7. Park, Jisung, 'Will we adapt? Labor productivity and adaption to climate change', Discussion Paper 17-73, Harvard Environmental Economics Program, May 2017, Available: https://heep.hks.harvard.edu/files/heep/files/dp73_park.pdf
  8. Sustainalytics (n.d.). 'Physical climate risk metrics'. Availablehttps://www.sustainalytics.com/investor-solutions/climate-solutions/physical-climate-risk-metrics
  9. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2022). 'Climate change: A threat to human wellbeing and health of the planet. Taking actionnow can secure our future.' Newsroom, 28 February, Available: https://www.ipcc.ch/2022/02/28/pr-wgii-ar6/ 
  10. European Commission (2023) ‘Consumer protection: enabling sustainable choices and ending greenwashing’. European Commission. Available at: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_23_1692
  11. Ormesher, Ellen, ‘How the regulatory tide is turning against greenwashing brands in 2023’,The Drum, 2023, Available at: https://www.thedrum.com/news/2023/01/23/how-the-regulatory-tide-turning-against-greenwashing-brands-2023 
  12. Ramkumar, Amrith; Ballard, Ed; & Shifflett, Shane, 'Companies stall climate action despite earlier promises'.Wall Street Journal, 19 September 2023, Available: https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil/companies-stall-climate-action-despite-earlier-promises-44c1c7bd?mod=mhp
  13. Levin, Kelly, Boehm, Sophie & Carter, Rebecca, '6 Big Findings from the IPCC 2022 Report on Climate Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability', World Resources Institute, February 27 2022, Available: https://www.wri.org/insights/ipcc-report-2022-climate-impacts-adaptation-vulnerability
  14. OXFAM International (2020), 'Confronting carbon inequality'. Available: https://www.oxfam.org/en/research/confronting-carbon-inequality
  15. United Nations (n.d.). 'Report: Inequalities exacerbate climate impacts on poor', Available: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2016/10/report-inequalities-exacerbate-climate-impacts-on-poor/
  16. Thich Nhat Hanh, 'Key teachings', Plum Village website, Available: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/key-teachings
  17. Rockström, Johan, 'Interview with Kite Insights', 2022.
  18. Business for Nature, '12 new sector reports to help businesses contribute to halting and reversing nature loss', 2023, Available: https://www.businessfornature.org/
  19. Mardas, Nicki, Global Canopy, 'Interview with Kite Insights', 2022.
  20. Kite Insights, Every job is a climate job' 2022, Available: https://kiteinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Every-Job-Is-A-Climate-Job-Kite-Insights.pdf
  21. Ibid.
  22. De Meyer, Kris, 'Transforming the stories we tell about climate change from "issue" to "action"', 1 November 2021, Available: https://www.krisdemeyer.com/articles
  23. Kite Insights, Every job is a climate job' 2022,Available: https://kiteinsights.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Every-Job-Is-A-Climate-Job-Kite-Insights.pdf
  24. TómasdóttirHalla, 'To solve the climate crisis, we must unlock the leader in all of us', 20 December 2021, Available: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/solve-climate-crisis-we-must-unlock-leader-all-us-halla-tomasdottir/?trk=public_profile_article_view
'I'm in Product Procurement and Buying, what can I do?'

Lesson 1: Sourcing products sustainably

  1. Ettinger, Jill, 'What Are the Sephora Clean Beauty Guidelines? Plus: the 87 Qualifying Brands to Shop', Ethos (15 August 2023).   
  2. Natsu, Jennifer, 'Meet the Honorees: Carley Klekas, Principal of Product Sustainability, Sephora', Environmental + Energy Leader (15 March 2022).
  3. Doyle, Megan, 'Unpicking fashion's supply chain tiers & their risks', Trust Trace, 2022.
  4. 'Supply Chain: Going beyond compliance', in Sustainability Report (2022), Levis Strauss & Co. Official website.   
  5. Levi Stauss & Co., Supplier Code of Conduct (May 2022).
  6. 'Supply Chain: Going beyond compliance', in Sustainability Report (2022), Levis Strauss & Co. Official website.

Lesson 2: Decarbonising your product's value chain

  1. Tetrapak, 'Lifecycle assessment: Measuring and assessing the environmental impact of food and beverage cartons', 2023, Available: https://www.tetrapak.com/en-gb/sustainability/measuring-and-reporting/life-cycle-assessment
  2. Deloitte, ‘Zero in on… Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions – What you need to know’, 2023, Available: https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/focus/climate-change/zero-in-on-scope-1-2-and-3-emissions.html
  3. Carbon Trust, 'Assurance and Labelling: Product carbon footprint label', 2023: Available: https://www.carbontrust.com/what-we-do/assurance-and-labelling/product-carbon-footprint-label
  4. Ibid.
  5. The RE100 Climate Group, Official Website, 2023, Available: https://www.there100.org/

Lesson 3: Designing for circularity

  1. Kite Insights, Issue Brief: Circular Economy (2023).
  2. 'Client Story: Dizzie – Unlocking the reuse and refill potential of consumer packaging', PA Consulting (2023).
  3. 'Sustainable packaging: We're thinking outside the box', Beauty Counter official website.
  4. Ruiz, Arabella, '17 most worrying textile waste statistics & facts', The Roundup (Updated: 2023).
  5. 2022 Impact ReportthredUP(2023). 
  6. Ibid.
  7. 'Foods waste adds up', Impact, Apeel official website (Updated: 2022). 
  8. Ibid.
  9. Veolia, Veolia and Yara join forces to develop the circular economy in the European food and agriculture sectors’, 22 January 2019, Available: https://www.veolia.com/en/news/veolia-and-yara-join-forces-develop-circular-economy-european-food-and-agriculture-sectors

Lesson 4: Streamlining volume and turnaround times

  1. Food and Agriculture Organisationof the United Nations, Global Food Losses and Food Waste (Study conducted for the International Congress SAVE FOOD! at Interpack2011 Düsseldorf, Germany, 2011, Available: https://www.fao.org/3/i2697e/i2697e.pdf
  2. Vargas, Julie, 'Making an impact on food waste: How RFID helps grocers sell more and throw away less', Grocery Dive, 8 October 2019, Available: https://www.grocerydive.com/spons/making-an-impact-on-food-waste-how-rfid-helps-grocers-sell-more-and-throw/564033/
  3. Checkpoint Systems, 'The game changer: RFID technology within the grocery sector', 2022, Available: https://checkpointsystems.com/uk/blog/rfid-technology-within-the-grocery-sector/
  4. Amed, Imran, et al. 'Fashion on demand', McKinsey & Company, 19 February 2019, Available: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/retail/our-insights/fashion-on-demand
  5. New Dawn Traders, Official website, Available: https://www.newdawntraders.com/home/#pre-order
  6. Stover, Thomas, 'Slow Manufacturing: One Sustainable Solution We Can Learn From Rolex, anOrdain, And Others', Fratello, 16 June 2022, Available:https://www.fratellowatches.com/slow-manufacturing-sustainable-solution/#gref

Lesson 5: Rethinking transport and logistics

  1. Greene, Suzanne, 'Freight Transportation', MIT Climate Portal, 3 February 2023, Available: https://climate.mit.edu/explainers/freight-transportation
  2. Elenjickal, Mathew, 'The future of sustainable ocean shipping', Forbes, 7 June 2023, Available: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2023/06/07/the-future-of-sustainable-ocean-shipping/?sh=653a1763396c
  3. Kuenhe+Nagel, 'Services: Join us in CO2-neutral transport', Available: https://home.kuehne-nagel.com/en/-/company/corporate-social-responsibility/join-us-in-co2-neutral-transport
  4. Yara, Presskits: Yara Birkeland, 2023, Available: https://www.yara.com/news-and-media/media-library/press-kits/yara-birkeland-press-kit/
  5. Kuenhe+Nagel, 'Services: Join us in CO2-neutral transport', Available: https://home.kuehne-nagel.com/en/-/company/corporate-social-responsibility/join-us-in-co2-neutral-transport
  6. Davies, Caleb, 'The carbon cost of home delivery and how to avoid it', Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine, 17 February 2020, Available: https://ec.europa.eu/research-and-innovation/en/horizon-magazine/carbon-cost-home-delivery-and-how-avoid-it
  7. UPS, Climate, 'Alternative fuel vehicles shape future deliveries', 8 September 2021, Available: https://about.ups.com/us/en/social-impact/environment/climate/ups-environmental-innovations.html
  8. Reed, Stanley, 'In London, electric trucks are helping UPS make ‘eco-friendly’ deliveries', The New York Times, 21 September 2018, Available:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/business/energy-environment/electric-ups-trucks-in-london.html
  9. Meaningful Business, 'An interview with Rob King', 2022, Available: https://meaningful.business/introducing-zedify-the-zero-emissions-delivery-service-on-a-mission-to-improve-our-cities/
  10. Zedify, 'Our zero emission fleet', 2023, Available: https://www.zedify.co.uk/about-us/our-zero-emission-fleet/

Lesson 6: Striving for gender equality in supply chains

  1. Harrison, Theresa & Mork, Cate, ‘How diverse sourcing can create more resilient supply chain’, EY, 22 October 2021, Available: https://www.ey.com/en_us/supply-chain/how-diverse-sourcing-can-create-more-resilient-supply-chains
  2. United Nations Global Impact, ‘Gender Equality’, Business & Human Right Navigator, Available: https://bhr-navigator.unglobalcompact.org/issues/gender-equality/ 
  3. Ibid.
  4. Abouzahr, Katie, et al., ‘Why women-owned startups are a better bet’, Boston Consulting Group, 6 June 2018, Available: https://www.bcg.com/publications/2018/why-women-owned-startups-are-better-bet
  5. Gollub, Anna, ‘Understanding the business of gender-responsive procurement’, UNGC Academy Webinar, UN Women, 14 September 2023, Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0usskU-n_Q 
  6. Unilever, ‘Promoting diverse suppliers’, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Official website, Available: https://www.unilever.com/planet-and-society/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/promoting-diverse-suppliers/#:~:text=Helping%20diverse%20businesses%20get%20'supply%20chain%20ready'&text=This%20new%20supplier%20diversity%20initiative,help%20them%20grow%20and%20succeed.
'I'm in Operations and Facilities, what can I do?'

Lesson 1: Laying the groundwork

  1. Crown Workplace, 'Giving Back Project', Official website, 2023, Available: https://crownworkspace.com/uk/
  2. Ibid.
  3. Castlegate & Derwent Surgery, 'Sustainability', Official website, 2023, Available: https://www.castlegateandderwentsurgery.nhs.uk/sustainability-what-we-are-doing
  4. Ibid.
  5. The Sustainable Procurement Pledge, 'Our Strategy', Official website, 2023, Available: https://spp.earth/about-spp/our-strategy/
  6. Ibid.

Lesson 2: Optimising energy use

  1. United Nations, 'Generating power', in Climate Action, Available: https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/climate-solutions/cities-pollution
  2. IRENA, 'Majority of new renewables undercut cheapest fossil fuel on cost', Press Releases, 22 June 2021, Available: https://www.irena.org/news/pressreleases/2021/Jun/Majority-of-New-Renewables-Undercut-Cheapest-Fossil-Fuel-on-Cost
  3. IRENA, 'Renewables competitiveness accelerates, despite cost inflation', Press Releases, 29 August 2023, Available: https://www.irena.org/News/pressreleases/2023/Aug/Renewables-Competitiveness-Accelerates-Despite-Cost-Inflation

Lesson 3: Harnessing the food revolution

  1. Poore, J., & Nemecek, T., ‘Reducing food’s environmental impacts through producers and consumers’, Science (1 June 2018), Available:  https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.aaq0216
  2. Ritchie, Hannah, et al., 'Environmental impacts of food production', Our World in Data (2022), Available: https://ourworldindata.org/environmental-impacts-of-food
  3. Kearsey, Emily, 'The legal issues with introducing a meat-free expenses policy', People Management (24 June 2020), Available: https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/article/1745747/the-legal-issues-with-introducing-a-meat-free-expenses-policy#:~:text=Earlier%20this%20year%20igloo%20Regeneration,reduce%20the%20company's%20carbon%20footprint.​
  4. George, Sarah, 'Sky set to add carbon labels to food at all UK staff restaurants', Edie (24 January 2023), Available: https://www.edie.net/sky-set-to-add-carbon-labels-to-food-at-all-uk-staff-restaurants/
  5. Ritchie, Hannah, 'Food waste is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions', Our World in Data (18 March 2020), Available: https://ourworldindata.org/food-waste-emissions
  6. Dwyer, Orla, 'Food waste makes up ‘half’ of global food system emissions', Carbon Brief (13 March 2023), Available: https://www.carbonbrief.org/food-waste-makes-up-half-of-global-food-system-emissions/#:~:text=Where%20food%20waste%20comes%20from,greenhouse%20gas%20emissions%20%E2%80%93%20some%2018GtCO2e.
  7. Too Good to Go, Official website (2023), Available: https://www.toogoodtogo.com/en-gb/business
  8. M&S, 'M&S Food reaches milestone of 50 million meals donated to local charities across UK', M&S website (5 December 2022), Available: https://corporate.marksandspencer.com/media/press-releases/ms-food-reaches-milestone-50million-meals-donated-local-charities-across-uk
  9. Ibid.

Lesson 4: Rethinking transport

  1. CycleschemeCase study: Abel & Cole, 2023, Available: https://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/employers/case-studies/case-study-abel-and-cole ​
  2. Pod Points, Workplace Charging Scheme, Updated: 2023, Available: https://pod-point.com/guides/business/workplace-charging-scheme
  3. Business News Wales, 'Openreach on a Net Zero Journey Challenges Faced to Convert Fleet to EV', 28 November 2022, Available: https://businessnewswales.com/openreach-on-a-net-zero-journey-challenges-faced-to-convert-fleet-to-ev/
  4. Ibid.
  5. WWF, WWF UK Policy: Position Statement on Business Travel, 2023, Available: https://assets.wwf.org.uk/downloads/business_travel_ps_0709.pdf 
  6. Ma, Michelle, 'Business travel is Big Tech’s next climate challenge', Protocol, 16 May 2022, Available: https://www.protocol.com/climate/salesforce-google-flights-emissions-calculators
  7. Transport and Environment, Rail 10 times better than air in London-Paris CO2 comparison, 25 October 2006, Available: https://www.transportenvironment.org/discover/rail-10-times-better-air-london-paris-co2-comparison/​
  8. Corporate Travel Community, 'Only one in six companies have set targets to reduce emissions from staff business travel', 15 March 2023, Available: https://corporatetravelcommunity.com/analysis/only-one-in-six-companies-have-set-targets-to-reduce-emissions-from-staff-business-travel-641584

Lesson 5: Retrofitting building stock

  1. World Green Building Council, Bringing embodied carbon upfront (2023), Available: https://worldgbc.org/advancing-net-zero/embodied-carbon/#:~:text=Buildings%20are%20currently%20responsible%20for,11%25%20from%20materials%20and%20construction
  2. UK Green Building Council, Delivering Net Zero: Key Considerations for Commercial Retrofit (May 2022), Available: https://ukgbc.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/05110851/Commercial-Retrofit-Report.pdf
  3. Pinterest, Inspiring a better future: 2021 ESG Impact Report,2022, Available: https://s23.q4cdn.com/958601754/files/doc_downloads/2023/02/pinterest-2021-esg-impact-report_inspiring-a-better-future.pdf
  4. Ringstrom, Anna, 'IKEA invests $373 mln in solar park projects in Germany, Spain', Reuters, 6 April 2022, Available: https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/ikea-invests-373-mln-solar-park-projects-germany-spain-2022-04-06/
  5. Ringstrom, Anna, 'Main IKEA retailer expects to exceed renewable energy goal by year's end', Reuters, 19 September 2019, Available: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ikea-renewable-energy-idUSKBN1W433F
  6. Haiken, 'How to design a more sustainable office space in 2023', Insights, 25 January 2023, Available: https://www.haiken.com/insights/how-to-design-a-more-sustainable-office-space-in-2023​
  7. Greenery:NYC, 'Etsy HQ', 2023, Available: https://greenerynyc.com/etsy-hq/
  8. McCarthy, Bonnie, 'Far from a cubicle farm, Etsy’s stylish headquarters is full of design ideas worth bringing home', The Washington Post, 4 February 2020, Available: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/far-from-a-cubicle-farm-etsys-stylish-headquarters-is-full-of-design-ideas-worth-bringing-home/2020/02/03/64e73c84-3ebe-11ea-b90d-5652806c3b3a_story.html
  9. Radcliffe, David, 'Bay View is open — the first campus built by Google', The Keyword, 17 May 2022, Available: https://blog.google/inside-google/life-at-google/bay-view-campus-grand-opening/#:~:text=The%20campus%20incorporates%20biophilic%20design,and%20close%20throughout%20the%20day%E2%80%8B