Today, Natural Capital Partners has signed The Climate Pledge, an initiative co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to rally businesses around the goal of becoming net-zero carbon by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. By doing so, Natural Capital Partners has joined the Race To Zero, an initiative by the UNFCCC’s High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action.

The world needs to achieve a net zero global economy in order keep global climate change to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Corporate climate action is necessary to help us get there. Net zero targets are being set by business to ensure they have clear and ambitious medium- and long-term targets for the transformation of their business. To achieve net zero, it will take every solution we have available to both stop producing emissions and start removing emissions.

As a leading provider of climate finance solutions, Natural Capital Partners enables business to close the ambition gap, finance gap and time gap – supporting the global transformation, sustainable development for all and a thriving planet.

By signing to The Climate Pledge, Natural Capital Partners is committing to being net zero carbon by 2040 (across Scopes 1, 2 and 3)—ten years ahead of The Paris Agreement. All signatories commit to:

Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
Implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
Neutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040 — a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.

The Climate Pledge is a Race To Zero Partner, so by becoming a signatory of The Climate Pledge, Natural Capital Partners is joining the Race To Zero, a global coalition of leading net zero initiatives from businesses, cities, regions, investors and universities led by the UNFCCC’s High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action.

Natural Capital Partners, in partnership with our clients, fervently believe that climate change demands urgent action,” said Stephen Killeen, Natural Capital Partners’ Chairman and CEO. “For more than 20 years, we have worked with our global network of project partners and our clients throughout the world to mobilise the corporate climate action necessary to help transform our global economy and reach net-zero emissions. It will take every solution we have available to reduce our emissions while also delivering equitable sustainable development for all communities and restoring a thriving planet. By harnessing the power of business we can build a more sustainable world.”

Rebecca Fay, Natural Capital Partners’ Chief Marketing Officer commented: “We are extremely proud to sign The Climate Pledge and join our clients Microsoft, Interface and Ørsted as part of a community of businesses that understand our shared responsibility to act now and make real change possible. Joining the Race To Zero means we’re part of an initiative sending a resounding signal that business, cities, regions and investors are building momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy.”


To find out more about The Climate Pledge and Race To Zero.

If you would like to discuss your environmental goals, please contact us.

You can find out more about our work to help companies achieve their net zero targets here.