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EarthUP Launches a Way for Companies to Include Employees in Sustainability Efforts

EarthUP Launches a Way for Companies to Include Employees in Sustainability Efforts

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EarthUP Launches a Way for Companies to Include Employees in Sustainability Efforts

BOYERTOWN, Pennsylvania (Nov. 10, 2021) – ClimeCo, a leader in environmental market-based solutions and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) advisory, is excited about the launch of EarthUPa new software solution for companies and institutions of every size and across every sector to enhance their ESG efforts. For the first time, companies will be able to engage every employee in their sustainability efforts.

In today’s market, companies feel the pressure to set and achieve strategic goals that will make a difference in their environmental footprintThere is one area that sustainability leaders and teams should not forget to include in their journey towards net-zero – their employees.   

It is strongly advised for companies to include every employee in their ESG efforts,” said Stephen Bay, Co-Founder and CEO of EarthUP. “Companies that find ways to get all employees personally engaged in day-to-day corporate sustainability efforts, from all levels of the organization, will outperform their competitors. 

When it comes to including employees in efforts towards sustainability, many companies expect continuous internal engagement to be expensive and time-consuming. EarthUP’s SaaS software platform makes it easy for companies to offer comprehensive solutions and strategies upfront.Their platform connects employees values to companies corporate sustainability initiatives and vice versa, de-risking companies’ ESG efforts. With the SEC demanding that company’s backup their sustainability commitments with accurate reporting, EarthUP becomes a vital tool for those who strive to reach net-zero 

“We love how EarthUP increases the capacity of our sustainability team. They make it easy for us to provide resources to our employees, track the impact of the actions, and surface insights into how Interface can be more sustainable,” said Lisa Conway, Interface’s VP, Sustainability. (Interface is a current beta test customer of EarthUP.) EarthUP allows us to get employees personally engaged in Interface’s corporate sustainability efforts!” 

As ESG increases in importance, ClimeCo sees a great need for integrating EarthUP’s platform and its solutions. It will allow companies to truly understand their carbon footprint by incorporating their entire workforce, including employees working from home. Companies can offset these emissions and unlock ways to make sustainability personal to every employee in company-wide efforts to meet their ESG commitments. Moreover, by making sustainability unique to their employees, companies embed sustainability principles into the culture of their workforce, giving them a competitive advantage by surfacing insights and accelerating ESG initiatives. 

About EarthUP

EarthUP is a software company that simplifies sustainability for companies. Their SaaS platform makes it easy for companies to increase the capacity of their sustainability efforts by making it personal to their workforce. With EarthUP, companies surface insights from their employees on how to be more sustainable while finding allies for ESG initiatives. EarthUP begins this process with a materiality assessment of each employee, including baselining and reporting employees’ footprints. 

Try EarthUP for free by visiting our website, earthup.eco, and starting a free 30-day trial. If you have questions, please contact us at info@climeco.com

 

About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complementing these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and in the development and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.

ClimeCo Strengthens ESG Portfolio With Acquisition of Global Affairs Associates

ClimeCo Strengthens ESG Portfolio With Acquisition of Global Affairs Associates

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ClimeCo Strengthens ESG Portfolio With Acquisition of Global Affairs Associates

BOYERTOWN, Pennsylvania (Nov. 4, 2021) – ClimeCo is pleased to announce the acquisition of Global Affairs Associates (GAA), LLC, an Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) and sustainability consulting firm based in Houston, Texas.

“Acquiring GAA allows us to expand deeper into the energy and capital markets,” said William Flederbach, President and CEO of ClimeCo. “Combining ClimeCo’s leadership in sustainability, corporate climate strategy, and climate policy with GAA’s expertise in ESG strategy, public reporting and disclosure, and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), allows ClimeCo to support our clients from the onset of their early sustainability efforts to setting and achieving net-zero and other ESG targets.”

The acquisition will strengthen ClimeCo’s existing ESG capabilities and add essential staff to its Sustainability, Policy & Advisory Team, which has seen significant demand due to ever-increasing pressure and expected regulatory requirements for sustainability reporting and performance.

“As a leading ESG consulting firm, GAA is excited to combine our talented team with the experienced professionals at ClimeCo and their extensive portfolio of offerings,” said Kaitlyn Allen, Founder, President and CEO of GAA. “It’s a truly complementary partnership that enhances the products and services of both entities.”

Increasing demand from investors, stockholders, and customers has led 60% of Fortune 500 companies to set goals to reduce their contributions to climate change by 2030 and 2050, respectively, and approximately 90% of S&P 500 companies to report on sustainability. Global ESG-qualified assets under management (AUM) are projected to exceed $53 trillion by 2025, with nearly 20% of global market capitalization committed to the Science-Based Target Initiative.


“ClimeCo helps our clients become sustainability leaders and winners in the low-carbon economy,” said Emily Damon, VP, Sustainability, Policy & Advisory at ClimeCo. “This year, many of our clients recognized the need to accelerate their ESG efforts. Having the GAA team join forces with ClimeCo enables just that.” 

The integration of these two companies positions ClimeCo to effectively support diverse business sectors in navigating the risks and opportunities associated with the climate change and global energy transition.

“The transition to a low-carbon economy is complex and multifaceted,” said Amanda Hsieh, Chief Operations Officer at GAA. “Offering a comprehensive suite of solutions that address the unique nuances and needs of our clients helps us to accelerate their progress.”

As key players in the ESG arena attend COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, it’s clear that policy efforts are increasing. Carbon pricing now covers one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, and mandates for climate-related financial disclosures are being announced. ClimeCo’s goal is to make a difference today for a better world tomorrow. Our ESG Advisory team is ready to support our clients’ journeys toward net-zero.

About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs.  Complementing these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services, and in the development and financing of GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.


About Global Affairs Associates

Global Affairs Associates, LLC is a boutique, women-owned ESG and sustainability consulting firm. GAA’s corporate practice helps public and private companies understand, manage, and communicate their ESG profile, advantages, risks and opportunities. GAA’s capital-markets practice helps investors and financial institutions understand and set business-appropriate ESG policies, and integrate ESG into investment strategy.  

ClimeCo Announces Addition of Karin Corfee to Board of Directors

ClimeCo Announces Addition of Karin Corfee to Board of Directors

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ClimeCo Announces Addition of Karin Corfee to Board of Directors

September 29, 2021 (BOYERTOWN, PA) – ClimeCo is excited to welcome Karin Corfee to our Board of Directors. She has over 30 years of experience assisting Fortune 500 and private companies in developing and implementing clean energy strategies. In addition to ClimeCo, Corfee serves on and consults with several other boards, including the Center for Resource Solutions and the Center for Sustainable Energy. She is the founder and CEO of KC Strategies LLC, a business consultancy firm specializing in climate and sustainability services.

“As our company expands, so must our leadership at the board level. Karin brings the perfect balance of renewable energy and sustainability leadership along with her passions of mentoring and diversity, equity, and inclusion,” says William E. Flederbach, President & CEO of ClimeCo. “I couldn’t script a better background for ClimeCo’s board, and we are all excited to learn from her.”

Corfee has a history of success in managing large teams in the consulting industry, including profit and loss responsibility, executing M&As and integrations, establishing governance protocols, inclusion and diversity activities, mentoring, and leading large transformation initiatives. Her in-depth experience in the utility sector, including strategic planning, renewable energy, distributed energy resources, and ESG, will be an instrumental addition to the success of our expansion in these areas.

“There is an urgent need to move aggressively towards decarbonization in line with the global transition to net-zero,” says Corfee. “ClimeCo is widely recognized as an industry leader and is unique in that they have fully integrated services spanning transactions, project development, and sustainability advisory services. I am thrilled to join ClimeCo as a member of their board of directors.”

Corfee holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Economy of Natural Resources from the University of California at Berkeley.


About ClimeCo

ClimeCo is a respected advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodity market products and related services. We specialize in voluntary carbon, regulated carbon, renewable energy credits, plastics credits, and regional criteria pollutant trading programs. Complimenting these programs is a team of professionals skilled in providing sustainability program management services and developing and financing GHG abatement and mitigation systems.

For more information or to discuss how ClimeCo can drive value for your organization, contact us at 484.415.0501, info@climeco.com, or through our website climeco.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using our handle, @ClimeCo.