Climate Strategy

Science-Based Targets  -> Climate Strategy

Opportunity: Science Based Targets (SBTs) are bold climate goals increasingly set by companies in order that corporate footprint reduction matches with our best understanding of what reductions are needed. In pursuing SBTs, a food processing client sought to enhance its sustainability performance and position as an industry leader.

Process: inNative staff served as critical players to guide client staff through SBT requirements, building on previous Scope 1/2/3 inventory work. A key part of our effort was modeling future emissions, pinpointing how much future emissions are likely to change in response to GHG reduction efforts.  We also helped identify the major contributors to climate change throughout the supply-chain and suggested reduction strategies to reduce footprint.

Results: Food processing client successfully aligned on target(s) throughout the organization, and planned out initiatives and capital investments for the next ten years. As a bonus, our work supports the current year submission to CDP, the international platform for climate reporting.

Tech – Sustainability Strategy 

Opportunity: Tech company was launching its sustainability strategy, wanting third-party insights on how to proceed and where to focus.

Process: inNative staff were instrumental in designing the core strategy, highlighting key trends that businesses need to understand and articulating the core climate strategy. We also benchmarked the company along several environmental and workforce metrics and calculated company footprint.

Results: The company already had several factors working in its favor, but by coherently pulling those together around real sustainability mission, they are poised to soar!

Food Processing  – Climate as Investment

Opportunity: Many businesses put together plans to reduce GHG emissions. But how much will it cost? And what’s the return?

Process: Our effort uniquely focused on quantifying the investments required in efficiency and renewables in order for our Fortune 1000 client to hit its Science Based Target aspirations, to better communicate the financials involved.  We also guided client through SBT requirements and helped client point of contact present to management

Results: Still emerging for this very recent project. Stay tuned!

Apparel + Health & Wellness – GHG Screening

Opportunity:  A lifestyle brand with lofty mission sought to better understand its climate impacts.

Process: In supporting the brand, inNative’s crucial role was in analyzing Scope 3 emissions, drawing on lifecycle analysis to provide a screening level assessment of the different ingredients and feedstocks going into product

Results:  Lifestyle brand client gained real insights, pinpointing key concerns within the supply chain, such as the significant impact of packaging associated with certain products and an understanding of where transport does or does not make significant contributions.

Home Furnishings – GHG Inventory1274446_48437603

Opportunity: Our client needed to complete a greenhouse gas inventory, in response to a Walmart supplier survey. With Walmart representing 20% of their sales volume, a timely, thorough response was key to their success.

Process: inNative collected emission source data, conducted a methodical greenhouse gas inventory, and completed Carbon Disclosure Project survey sections. We illuminated critical knowledge about the companies manufacturing processes and environmental impact.

Results: The client successfully retained a major customer, helping the customer understand their impacts.