The urgency of the climate crisis has never been more clear: humanity must drastically reduce its carbon emissions if it is to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming.
As a business involved in the global effort to educate about the importance and practicalities of climate change action, we strive to ensure that our operations align with our values.
Finance Unlocked has committed to reaching net-zero emissions by the end of the year.
This means reducing or offsetting our carbon emissions so that the business as a whole does not add any greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. We have already begun to analyse our practices, suppliers, and systems to identify carbon sources and find ways to eliminate them or offset them through ecological carbon capture.
To stabilise temperatures at below 1.5°C of warming, and avoid triggering runaway climate change, emissions need to fall by about 8% every year for the next two decades.
To put that 8% figure in context: in 2020, COVID-19 enforced full-scale shutdowns of economies and entire transportation sectors; this only caused a 7% drop in emissions!
That's why we’ve joined Tech Zero, a group for tech companies committed to climate action. Other members include; Babylon Health, Citymapper, GoCardless, Habito, OLIO, Onfido, Revolut, and Wise. Our work will make it easier for other companies to set and reach their own net-zero targets.
To keep warming below 1.5°C - and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis - we’re committed to removing all emissions we possibly can from our operations and offsetting any that cannot be eliminated immediately to ensure Finance Unlocked is Net Zero by 2022.