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Consulting Services


Carbon footprinting •

Offsetting strategies

Dalberg is a leading social advisory group that is committed to taking climate action and helping to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. With our help, Dalberg continued to ensure that the Group was carbon neutral for 2020, displaying industry-leading transparency.

Dalberg is a global group working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. They partner with and serve communities, governments, and companies throughout the world, providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, analytics, and design services.

Building on their 2019 baseline climate commitment and carbon footprint, Dalberg wanted to understand their progress and act on their environmental impact for 2020.

We calculated Dalberg's 2020 carbon footprint, including Scope 3 emissions. Due to the complexity of Dalberg’s operations across multiple regions and category types, we created bespoke data collection tools to accelerate the process. We worked closely with the Dalberg team, holding regular meetings to ensure an efficient process.

With this data, we could provide Dalberg with a detailed picture of their company’s emissions. This was broken down by 30+ offices across five regions (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, MENA) and by nine global entities across the group. We also developed a carbon intensity factor calculation for every full-time employee.

Informed by this detailed knowledge of their company footprint and our own approach to offset projects, we advised Dalberg with an offsetting strategy to contribute to quality carbon projects equivalent to their 2020 emissions.

Dalberg received all the data they need to make informed decisions about their carbon footprint, including their emission hotspots and our own recommendations. They continued to be carbon neutral for 2020, and our work informed their climate commitment update which exhibits industry-leading transparency and accountability.

“BeZero Carbon supported Dalberg to measure and offset our global carbon emissions for 2020. We worked collaboratively with the BeZero team to build our 2020 carbon footprint and create a diverse and high-value nature-based carbon offset portfolio. BeZero Carbon were excellent to work with – they really got into the details and intricacies of how our business operates to make sure we had a comprehensive picture of emissions. We look forward to repeating the process for 2021.”

Flavia Howard

Global Climate and Environment Practice Manager

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