The Ins and Outs of science-based target setting

March 8, 2022News, Science Based Targets

The notion of science-based target setting has been gaining momentum since the inception of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in mid-2015. Science-based target setting is becoming standard business practice evidenced by over 2 500 companies participating in the SBTi. To dive into this topic, and what science-based target setting means for your business, please … Read More

SBTi Jargon Buster

March 7, 2022News

This evolving field of SBTi is full of terms and acronyms that can be off-putting to the casual reader. We decided to put together a (hopefully) helpful list of terms and explanations that will help you make sense of it all.Let us know if we’ve left anything out – this list is going to keep … Read More

The role of CDP & our clients’ scores.

December 15, 2021CDP, News

For the past two decades, CDP has played a pivotal role in driving climate, water, and more recently forestry disclosures and action from all sectors of society; from cities to governments, multi-nationals to investors. The CDP strategy is built on three pillars; Disclosure driving transparency Insight enabling accountability Action catalysing transformation It runs and manages … Read More

The Transformative Power Of Sport Is Clearly Visible in Masiphumelele. 

May 19, 2021News

Sport is a game changer for young people. It provides a sense of purpose, teamwork and participation that is invaluable, and it builds communities.  At Carbon Calculated, we are firm believers in active community participation. We want to make a real, tangible difference to the people living in the Southern Cape. That’s why we are … Read More

Understanding TCFDs

February 24, 2021News, TCFD

The corporate climate conversation in 2021 keeps on returning to a dominant acronym: TCFD. We thought it would be a good idea to lay out a quick refresher on what those letters stand for, where they come from, and what impact they may have in your business.  The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) … Read More

Submit your innovative sustainable energy solution to the City of Cape Town

May 30, 2019News

The City of Cape Town is calling on citizens to submit innovative sustainable energy solutions to help them improve their service delivery. The deadline for submissions is 14 June 2019. About The City of Cape Town (CoCT) believes that sustainability is essential to achieving a more resilient future for the citizens of Cape Town and plays … Read More

Carbon Tax bill signed into law by Ramaphosa

May 30, 2019Carbon Tax, News

The Carbon Tax Act and the Customs and Excise Amendment Act were both officially gazetted on Thursday (23 May 2019) and will come into effect from 1 June 2019. The two Acts work in conjunction with each other, with the Customs and Excise Amendment Act primarily dealing with administrative issues surrounding the implementation of the … Read More

It’s here – Carbon Tax set to be implemented on June 1st, 2019

March 1, 2019Carbon Tax, News

“The sustainability challenge affects us all. Climate change is real… Carbon tax will come into effect from 1 June 2019” – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni     On Tuesday – 19th February 2019 – South Africa’s National Assembly passed the long-anticipated Carbon Tax Bill. This, in accordance with South Africa’s commitment under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse … Read More

Science-based Targets initiative framework for financial institutions

February 13, 2019News, Science Based Targets

As you are undoubtedly aware, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is in the process of developing a target-setting framework for financial institutions. The framework is being developed through a multi-stakeholder process to ensure practicality and validity for financial institutions. The target-setting methods within the framework will be asset class-specific. In late September the SBTi held its first … Read More

CDP Climate Change 2018 Performance Scores

February 6, 2019CDP, News

The Carbon Calculated team would like to extend congratulations to all of our clients who participated in CDP climate 2018 submission. Of particular note, is the achievements of Nampak, RCL Foods and Remgro who all received A- scores for their 2018 South African disclosures. These scores are commendable, especially in light of the CDP’s strict scoring criteria … Read More