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Carbon removal and offsets: a buyer’s guide

Demystifying carbon credits and how companies can source them to meet their climate goals while creating maximum impact.

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Insights from Shopify’s remote-era climate journey

Over the past fifteen years, Shopify has grown from just a handful of people in a coffee shop in Ottawa to a team of over 7,000 powering more than 1,700,000 businesses worldwide. But for a company with a one hundred-year vision, it’s still early days, and one of the most serious long-term threats to success is climate change.

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Mark Carney on investor demand for climate action

A recap of our chat about COP26, GFANZ, and how investors are rapidly reevaluating carbon in their portfolio companies.

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COP26 fallout: a call to action for companies

The world’s leaders just spent two weeks in Glasgow. Despite nearly unanimous agreement about the science, they pledged only modest further action on climate before going home.

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COP26 preview: what to expect in Glasgow

The COP26 UN climate summit starts in Glasgow on Sunday. Here’s a crash-course explainer on what COP is, how it relates to the Paris Agreement, and what to expect from COP26.

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Science-based targets: a guide for companies

Companies everywhere are taking a new approach to managing their carbon footprint. But how much carbon reduction is enough? And how can we know if a company is working on a real plan, rather than an empty press release?

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TCFD standards: what companies need to know

Companies & CFOs are now expected to report their carbon emissions with the same rigor they bring to financial results. But what exactly needs to be disclosed? And to whom? And how?

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Watershed’s Climate Week event

We recently hosted a Climate Week event on the policies and technologies for decarbonization. We started with a keynote with Christiana Figueres, architect of the Paris Agreement, and then went deep on carbon removal, policy, and clean procurement.

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Clean power: how companies can decarbonize electricity

Zero-carbon electricity is our best existing tool against climate change—the low-hanging fruit of decarbonization. We need to switch over faster, and companies can play a pivotal role here.

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Carbon in the cloud

Cloud computing and data centers have become core global infrastructure—and significant drivers of carbon emissions. In this guide, we’re sharing what we’ve learned about calculating emissions from cloud providers and data centers, and how to drive those emissions to zero.

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An update on the race to decarbonize

We’re in the midst of a tipping point in the fight against climate change.

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Building the market for carbon removal

On May 27, we sat down for a chat with Peter Reinhardt of Charm Industrial.

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A standard for net zero

To solve climate change, the world needs to get to net zero carbon, fast: drastically cutting emissions from every part of the economy and removing what’s left.

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Celebrating climate leaders, Earth Day and every day

This Earth Day, we made a quick video to spotlight and celebrate the hard work of climate leaders at companies.

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Launching the Watershed Directory

We’ve assembled a searchable directory of companies building high-impact climate programs.

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Decoupling work from carbon

In the coming months, companies will invite millions of employees back to work as we (hopefully) turn a corner on COVID-19. As companies invent new ways to work, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink the carbon impact of the workplace.

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Bending the carbon curve

Companies that manage carbon like they manage their core business are leading the way on the fight against climate change. We’re building Watershed to make this approach—deep reductions, fast, operationalized across the company—a standard part of doing business.

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Building a world-class climate program

Climate programs are fast becoming standard for companies. Investor pressure is building and climate disclosure is required for large companies in the UK and Europe. Talented employees want to work at companies that are acting on climate. And customers expect to buy from low-carbon companies. This is good for business—and it’s critical for the planet. So, where should you start?

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Square: from zero to net zero in six months

Square’s vision is to help create an inclusive global economy where everyone can participate and thrive. The potentially catastrophic effects of climate change threaten that vision, especially for underserved communities around the world.

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