Since 2008, Carbon Calculated has professionally measured and tracked greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water usage, electricity consumption and other resources impacting the sustainability credentials of organisations from a wide variety of sectors. Utilising the GHG Protocol developed by the World Resource Institute and the principles of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Carbon Calculated’s network of trained professionals are accredited by the GHG Management Institute in organisational carbon accounting, carbon footprint verification and submissions under the CDP.
Co-founder of Carbon Calculated, Alex has extensive experience assisting large institutions to conduct climate change risk and opportunity analyses. Following an early career in environmental communications, he directed his energies into corporate environmental sustainability, primarily focused on developing and implementing strategies to drive environmental best practices within organisations. Apart from preparing and verifying carbon footprints, Alex provides a broad range of consulting services in environmental policy development and implementation, including impact measurement, benchmarking and advising on cost-cutting opportunities. Alex also helps clients respond to government policies and discussion papers regarding the environment. Alex holds a BA degree from the University of Cape Town and an MSc in Environmental Management from Imperial College, University of London.
Nici has over a decade and a half of experience in environmental consulting, following the completion of a BSc Honours at the University of Cape Town in Environmental and Geographical Science and Ocean and Atmospheric Science. She co-founded Carbon Calculated in 2008 with Alex Hetherington on the realisation that organisations can manage their environmental impact through the measurement and management of their consumption and carbon footprint. Since then she has conducted numerous carbon footprints for a wide variety of large organisations. An experienced trainer and manager of Environmental Controlling Officers in the film industry, Nici also has extensive experience preparing environmental management projects including Basic Assessment Reports, Environmental Management Plans and Environmental Impact Assessments.
Jess joined the Carbon Calculated team in early 2016 as a business analyst. Within this role she splits her time between managing and overseeing various aspects of business such as market research, client services, social media and communications. Given her background in, and passion for, the environment, Jess also assists the team in preparing carbon footprints and with research pertaining to the carbon management industry. Jess holds a Masters in Environmental Science from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Prior to joining Carbon Calculated, Jess worked in environmental and climate change consulting, with a focus on developing adaptation projects for UNEP and UNDP.
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