Supply Chain Emissions
How to ensure that renewable energy certificates lead to real-world emissions reductions.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission recently released a proposed climate disclosure rule requiring all publicly traded companies to report greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks in financial disclosures.
Many of us rarely see the origins of the stuff we consume. For the lucky ones at the demand end of industrial value chains, this ignorance is bliss. But on the supply side, industries have cataclysmic impacts on the climate, landscapes, and communities.
The federal government stepped into two quickly evolving ecosystems on March 9, when President Biden issued an executive order on ensuring responsible development of digital assets.
Historically, companies looking to calculate their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have had to rely on self-reported data and estimates rather than primary data from supply chain partners. These best-guess estimates lead to inconsistencies and a lack of clarity about what is really being emitted.