Climate for SMEs: 4 steps to action

The climate crisis can be daunting for SMEs who don’t have big teams and budgets to set net zero targets and work out how to get there. We know that from working with SMEs on responsible business for the past 20 years. And we also know SMEs can have a great impact, no matter how small their teams are!

That’s why we’ve created a toolkit, bespoke for SMEs, to make taking action against the climate crisis accessible and achievable. In four steps we’ll set you off on your journey to reaching net zero. In each module we’ve numbered the resources so you can follow it. But you can also jump in at any module if you’ve already mastered some subjects!  The toolkit covers:

1: Jargon busting and demystification

You’ll find resources to help with jargon busting and demystification of the terms used around climate action.

2: building the business case

These resources will help you with building the business case for climate action.

3: measuring your carbon footprint

This is all about how to measure your carbon footprint so you can see how you need to progress.

4: net zero action plan and next steps

You’ll learn how to set an action plan and targets for reaching net zero with these resources.

And if your business is based or operates in the City of London, you can apply for a place on our brand new, free climate action course! Climate for SMEs: 4 steps to action will get you started on your net zero journey and you can apply now to start the course in January 2022.

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Climate Action: Time To Get Started
Module one
Climate Change 101
Module one
Jargon Busting Key Climate Action Terms
Module one
What Makes Up Your Carbon Footprint?
Module one
Carbon Equivalencies
Module one
Bringing people on your carbon journey
Module one
The Regulatory and Reporting Landscape
Module one
Planning Your Carbon Journey
Module one
Beale & Co: a Carbon Neutral Pledge
Module one
Shed 1 Distillery: Climate Positive Processes
Module one
The Berkeley Partnership
Module one
Sapphire Systems: A Carbon Neutral Business
Module one
Engaging your senior leaders and colleagues
Module two
Surveying your colleagues
Module two
Stakeholder mapping
Module two
Take action now
Module two
What procurement teams expect from their supply chain
Module two
Why senior leaders should care
Module two
The Environmental Impact of Working from Home
Module two
What To Expect
Module three
Identifying Most Material Scope 3 Emissions
Module three
Materiality Checklist
Module three
Carbon Footprint Data Collection
Module three
Carbon Calculator Guide
Module three
Presenting Your Findings
Module three
Top Tips and Common Mistakes
Module three
Heart of the City Carbon Calculator
Module three
Yearly Emissions Template
Module three
Employee Commute Template
Module three
Business Travel Template
Module three
Advanced Working From Home Template
Module three
Business Travel Accommodation Template
Module three
Net zero action plan survey
Module four
Your action plan - first steps
Module four
Writing your action plan
Module four
Action plan example
Module four
Leadership team conversation guide
Module four
Why procurement teams should engage supply chains in reducing emissions
Module four
Bringing your landlord on your journey
Module four
How to engage your landlord
Module four
Useful organisations
Module four
Your next steps
Module four

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