Companies across all sectors and sizes are coming face-to-face with the push for contributing towards net zero by 2050 the latest. It is crucial that companies keep up and even capture an early mover’s advantage. Ampersand Partners helps companies develop credible and impactful net zero journeys with a systematic approach.
Clarity on the strategic rationale for committing to net zero is essential, although not straightforward. The goal might be to provide an edge on competitors, or provide a hedge on energy. It might be a part of CSR or a key strategy to defend the social licence to operate. Appreciating the rationale will inform the ambition, justify the investment, and shape the prioritisation of actions.
Each company’s net zero pathway is unique, both in terms of emissions sources and options to tackle them. Forming an initial view of the pathway is key to an informed and credible ambition.
Flexible implementation and learning:
Operationalising the net zero pathway raises key questions around reducing carbon and buy vs. making renewable energy. Companies that adopt a flexible approach ensure that they can get started today and respond to changing technology, costs and environments.