Climate change is a growing concern amongst consumers. As they continue to look for ways to shop sustainably, green eCommerce solutions are fast becoming vital to the survival of businesses and, crucially, the planet.

Importantly, though, the onus isn’t just on brands to offer sustainable products, packaging and shipping. Customers are conscious of their own emissions and increasingly open to taking responsibility for their carbon footprint.

At CarbonClick, we believe that carbon offsetting should be a fundamental part of how you operate, wherever you are on your sustainability journey. If your business is just starting out, offsetting is an easy…

I wish it was black and white. If only “sustainability” was something that one could switch on and off.

Then it would be simple — those who “cared” would switch it on and those who don’t could leave the switch in the off position.

But the reality is that sustainability isn’t a simple thing to bring into a business. With climate change knocking (and in some places has already broken down the door) — what can businesses do to address the issue?

We’re all on a sustainability journey, whether you’re an individual or representing a business.

And mostly, we’re in the passenger seat. But there are always things we can do, directions we can…

I tell you… the sheer scale of climate change is overwhelming (we’re trying to make a measurable difference) and no matter how we approach this problem, it’s paralyzing. For a few years now I’ve been deep on a mission to make it happen but today I’m to focus on one specific initiative we’re launching — Climate Friendly Rewards for merchants using Climate Friendly Cart and how we got here.

Climate Friendly Rewards, by CarbonClick

When reality strikes

We’ve been lucky and have been through two business accelerators. We were able to test assumptions and validate them with our target market. We knew there is a selection of sustainability…

What's changing, who’s doing it, why it’s worth doing and how to get started

To be sustainable means to have the ability to survive through change.

The word “sustainability” comes from “sustain” — which can mean “maintain”, “support”, or “endure”.

Since the 1980s, the term “sustainability” has often been used to refer to human sustainability on planet Earth.

For businesses, the concept of “sustainability” for any business covers 3 key areas:

  1. Economic sustainability of the business and its industry,
  2. Societal impact on customers, stakeholders (like employees & investors) and the wider community and
  3. Environmental impact, (like their contribution to climate change, use of water and resources).

At CarbonClick, we’re passionate about enabling businesses to take environmental action. …

Can Covid-19 teach us how to tackle the climate emergency?

Just a few short weeks ago, if asked what the current greatest threat to humanity is, most people would likely have replied that the climate emergency topped their list. The climate strikes led by Greta Thunberg were the story of 2019 as Greta was heralded as Time magazine’s person of the year. At the beginning of 2020, the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has overtaken the climate emergency as our greatest threat with breathtaking speed. It is of course entirely necessary and appropriate that the full attention of governments, businesses and private citizens has been redirected to fighting this deadly…

Carbon neutrality: measuring emissions, reducing them, and offsetting what’s remaining.

What does carbon neutral mean?

Consumers are becoming increasingly sensitive to climate change and are starting to look at the environmental impact of their consumption. As a response to this, we’re seeing the words ‘carbon neutral’ pop up on product descriptions and marketing campaigns.

But what does carbon neutral actually mean?

According to the NZ Commerce Commission’s Guidelines For Carbon Claims, there is no universally accepted definition of carbon neutrality. However, the basic premise is as follows: Measure emissions, reduce them, and offset what’s remaining.

At CarbonClick we think the following definition captures it best; “Carbon neutral means that — through a transparent process of…

The success of any business has always depended on playing a valuable role in society.

‘Creating value’ used to be paying taxes and providing employment. These days, however, it includes the impact that a company has on the world. This impact might be environmental (what’s your carbon footprint?) social (e.g. how are your employees treated?) and or economic (how many jobs have you created?).

Businesses are expected to be sustainable, responsible and adhere to current social norms by adopting corporate social responsibility (CSR). …

New Zealand’s climate change legislation is kind of like a car race…

2019’s forecast is showing changes on several fronts; the effects of climate change are upon us and in response, the political institutions of the world are moving to do their bit.

As a follow up from our Paris Agreement commitments, the New Zealand government is taking action and is about to change two key pieces of NZ climate change legislation, the Emissions Trading Scheme and the Zero Carbon Bill (formerly the Climate Change Response Act 2002).

Any stakeholder involved in the business world should know about these trends…

It was once universally understood that institutional investors’ main objective, and the investee company’s main obligation, was to maximise short term returns for shareholders, without regard for other factors like social and environmental impacts.

Now, with the rise of the ‘responsible investment’ movement, consideration of ESG is seen increasingly as part of a shareholder’s fiduciary duty, in both the US and EU markets. Forbes

What are ESG criteria?

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria are used by socially-conscious investors and shareholders to screen investments and assess a company’s impact on the world. …

Humanity is facing a huge global problem due to deforestation, burning of fossil fuels and releasing massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. We’re facing climate change, global warming, and distress for billions of people. For humanity to succeed with reigning in greenhouse gasses and moving towards a low carbon economy, everybody will have to play their part.

At CarbonClick, we’re flagging 3 problems:

Humanity is facing 3 challenges: 1) Growth in greenhouse gasses 2) Business constraints in providing carbon offsetting to their consumers 3) Consumers have few channels to offset their carbon.
  1. Proven climate change
    There is a proven greenhouse effect happening due to carbon being released into the air, and we’re not doing enough about it! …

Jan Czaplicki

Product Visionary & Co-Founder - CarbonClick

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