What we’re here to do
As the world’s population and consumption continue to grow, our climate crisis only worsens. America’s political deadlock has led to increases in emissions, further exacerbating the problem. For now, it’s up to us to take action in curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
At Minus 2 Degrees, our mission lies in the core belief that companies with strong sustainability practices will prevail in the long run.
We exist with the purpose of addressing climate change and CO2 emissions. We do this by developing and initiating strategies to reduce greenhouse gasses – and helping both businesses and individuals do the same.
How we aim to do it
Services we provide
With a variety of affordable, bespoke programs – ranging from a complete zero-emissions program to point-of-sale options – our team is here to help your business make a noticeable difference in today’s environment.
To help clients prepare for a low-carbon future, we identify carbon and greenhouse gas emissions within their value chains. We then provide expert guidance and consultative support to help clients comply with legislative requirements, manage carbon emissions, and achieve carbon neutrality and sustainable energy goals.
Minus 2 Degrees helps clients across all U.S. states, as well as internationally, with the following:
- Carbon footprint calculations
- Life cycle analysis
- Carbon emission reduction
- Carbon-Neutral Product and Carbon-Neutral Service Certification
- Retailing carbon offsets for businesses, governments, local councils, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals
What makes us different
Minus 2 Degrees provides bespoke carbon management advisory services. Our innovative software allows us a high-level view of strategies and results, including the calculation of ESG scores. We make climate compliance and communication simple and straightforward.
As a company, we are also committed to being carbon-neutral and implementing reduction strategies across all operations to make the impact we know is possible.
How this benefits you
Our mission is to help companies create and execute sustainability initiatives with benefits to both the organization, as well as our planet. In fact, ESG-minded companies are proven to experience the following benefits:
- Regulatory compliance
- Reduce risks
- Reduce operational inefficiencies
- Share price resilience (especially during panic selloffs)
- Lower share price volatility
- Higher alpha (above-market returns)
- Happier employees
- Lower cost of capital
- Stronger investor following
About scope emissions
Business and climate change have a lot of jargon to understand. In many ways, it’s much like learning a new language. It will be much easier to make an impact in your organization if you can understand the language of climate change.
As a starting point, greenhouse gas emissions can be classified as either “direct” or “indirect”. By international and national carbon accounting standards, they can be classified into three groups or “scopes”.
Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions
Scope 1 emissions are “direct emissions” from sources that are owned or controlled by the company. Depending on the type of industry you are in, your Scope 1 emissions might only include fleet vehicles.
Scope 2 emissions are the emissions released into the atmosphere from the use of purchased energy. These are called “indirect emissions” because the actual emissions are generated at another facility, such as a power station.
For many companies, energy is one of the largest sources of emissions. In fact, business consumes 70% of Australia’s electricity, and electricity is the largest source of emissions in Australia.
Scope 3 emissions include all other indirect emissions that occur across the value chain and are outside of the organization’s direct control.
Because of their nature, Scope 3 emissions can be harder to track – our experts and consultants can help your company measure and report on all three categories of emissions.
Why measure scope emissions?
The carbon footprint and impact of your business can be better understood by measuring GHG emissions or creating an emissions inventory. It is important to calculate your emissions and fossil fuel utilization before setting a target for reducing them.
Calculating emissions is also beneficial for businesses. The key to achieving this goal is a detailed understanding of all aspects of your business, including your own operations, product life cycles, supply chains, value chains, stakeholder relationships, etc.