OXFORD, UK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EcoSecurities (LSE:ECO), a leading company in the business of sourcing, developing and trading emission reductions from greenhouse gas abatement projects, and ClimateBiz, the business resource for climate management, announce the findings of their ‘Carbon Offsetting Trends Survey 2008', one of the first research studies to focus on corporate attitudes in relation to the concept of carbon offsetting.
The main highlights of the research findings, which sampled 65 large and multinational organisations, included:
Lisa Ashford, Head of Commercialisation, Europe, at EcoSecurities commented, "What is extremely encouraging about this research is to see how seriously corporations are taking the issue of climate change, and how proactive many of them are being in developing long-term strategies to minimise their carbon impact." Ashford continued, "In addition, the survey shows that the voluntary carbon market is becoming much more transparent in terms of pricing, preferred project types and locations of offset projects. Corporate buyers wishing to offset have come a long way up the learning curve in the last year which is a very positive sign for the future development of the market."
"As the first study to look at the decision-making processes of the large, multinational companies who are purchasing these carbon offsets, this survey adds useful new insight into the factors that are helping to shape the voluntary carbon market," said Matthew Wheeland, Managing Editor, ClimateBiz. "It also suggests that companies are looking seriously at offsets as a supplement to their own environmental goals, not just as a marketing tool."
The survey received over 65 responses from leading large and multinational corporations, covering a diverse mix of sectors and industries. It provides significant insight into how organisations are dealing with the transition to a low carbon economy. In addition to being placed on www.ecosecurities.com, www.greenbiz.com and www.climatebiz.com, the online questionnaire was supported by CleanTech.org and 2 Degrees who promoted the survey on their websites, and The Climate Group, who served as an external reviewer to the report.
The results of the carbon offsetting survey are encouraging and compelling, largely due to the fact that the research outlined that a large proportion of the companies surveyed were already on the road to both planning and implementing a range of carbon management activities. For a full version of the Carbon Offsetting Trends Survey 2008, please visit www.ecosecurities.com/registered/CarbonOffsettingTrendsSurvey2008.pdf or www.climatebiz.com.
EcoSecurities has spent the last 10 years focusing on the area of climate change mitigation activities and is now one of the leading organisations in the business of sourcing, developing and trading emission reductions. Our emission reduction portfolio is one of the largest in the industry covering a wide range of emission reduction standards (Gold Standard, CDM, VCS etc), technology types and geographical locations. In addition we also provide clients with carbon management services, helping them understand and deal with an increasingly carbon constrained world.
EcoSecurities has unrivalled climate change experience and has been recognised with a number of industry milestones including:
EcoSecurities Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM (ticker ECO). Additional information is available at www.EcoSecurities.com.
ClimateBiz is the business resource for climate management. ClimateBiz informs CFOs, CIOs, supply-chain, operations and other executives on the key business issues in climate and carbon. The website and its free fortnightly newsletter ClimateBiz News offer news, best practices and resources in such areas as carbon measurement, reduction and trading; renewable energy; and carbon offsets.
ClimateBiz (www.climatebiz.com) is a website of Greener World Media, the leading media and information services company focused exclusively on the greening of mainstream business. Greener World Media websites include GreenBiz.com, GreenerBuildings.com, ClimateBiz, GreenerComputing.com, and GreenerDesign.com. Greener World Media also produces the annual State of Green Business report and other research, as well as Greener By Design and other conferences.
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