Future Green Solutions offers companies and organisations worldwide the knowledge and support to develop key skills and the necessary understanding to achieve sustainability through improved management and implementation of the carbon abatement agenda. Our aim is to ensure that key individuals are better informed, will make better decisions and offer leadership in this rapidly changing global market. Our solutions are delivered on-line through e-learning and supported by face-to-face training. They are targeted to increase understanding across the organisation leading to achievement of the culture and behaviour changes that will drive and deliver coherent sustainability strategies.
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- Service provider
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- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Future Green Solutions has brought together the expertise of a range of individuals and organisations who have leadership status in their particular discipline or industry, be it power, energy, procurement, project management or compliance, to contribute to the development of coherent, concise and innovative educational solutions delivered via the latest e-based learning technologies.
Future Green Solutions has also established strategic alliances/partnerships with a range of companies offering depth and breadth of experience spanning energy and environment, capital projects, construction, training and development, compliance, recruitment and software platforms. This enables a complete end to end capability in the delivery of our products and solutions.
Sustainability is no longer a passing phenomenon – it's here to stay - in the statutes and is increasingly touching many aspects of a company or organisation’s performance.
Best practice worldwide is focusing their attention on adopting a carbon neutral agenda, with National and International pressures on organisations to comply. Companies know this will involve significant cultural and behavioural changes within the organisation, but often lack the depth of understanding or breadth of resources to support these new agenda’s.
The Future Green Solutions approach is to enable the organisation to engage the sustainability agenda articulating what this means so that “buy-in” is obtained throughout the entire workforce community and not just at leadership level. This creates the environment for the organisation as a whole to understand what changes it needs to make to adopt leading environmental and sustainable initiatives.
We can then deliver the assessments, training programmes and support services the company or organisation needs to deliver the required carbon abatement and sustainability strategies.
The Future Green Solutions Offer
In the future carbon abatement programmes will play a critical role in the financial and operational success of most national and multinational corporations
Understanding the impact of the rapid development of the Green House Gas (GHG) agenda and supporting national and international policy from a financial perspective as well as the environmental reputation of the organisation, will become a key differentiator of future performance.
Future Green Solutions provides a series of blended-learning initiatives, giving an introduction to carbon abatement to senior management, energy managers, and procurement and project management specialists. Some programmes involve structured face to face training which is reinforced by development programmes selected from an online sustainability skills portal which offers a series of e-learning modules plus a range of additional training and development opportunities such as business simulation, workshops and workbook access.
Future Green Solutions has also developed multi-skilled programmes designed to enhance major capital investment outcomes. Improved major capital programme management can substantially reduce the company’s carbon footprint and maximise sustainable procurement techniques across the supply chain.
How we can help
Raising awareness and dealing with the complexities of the Green House Gas (GHG) agenda across the organisation and its supply chain is becoming increasingly important to companies large and small. The need to define and project a clear carbon abatement policy will require a coherent delivery strategy and associated programmes to drive organisation change.
Future Green Solutions offers engagement strategies and skills development to enable organisations to become better informed so that their people attain a level of knowledge, understanding and methodologies which can be leveraged to future proof the sustainable growth of the organisation while meeting its obligations on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and specifically green house gas emissions which will be subject to increasing forms of regulation.
At an introductory level our starter programme Inspiring a Sustainability Culture (ISC) is designed to help the organisation engage the sustainability agenda articulating what this means so that “buy-in” is obtained throughout the entire workforce community and not just at leadership level. The programme aims to create the environment for the organisation as a whole to understand what changes need to be made to adopt leading environmental and sustainable initiatives.
Our Competitive Advantage Through Carbon Abatement (CATCA) programme will help organisations develop the skills of those involved in the management and implementation of the carbon abatement agenda.
However for energy intensive users such as those in power generation, the chemical industry, mining, oil and gas and the steel industry; carbon abatement as one of their strategies will be a source of significant competitive advantage.
The multi-discipline Enhancing Capital Project Outcomes (ECPO) programme from Future Green Solutions is designed to support the need of organisations to invest in maintaining and increasing the skills of those involved in the management and implementation of major capital investment programmes.
Investors in Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects need to understand the areas in which they need to demand assurance that the target Certified Emission Reductions (CER) will ultimately be delivered (on time and within project budget) and project/programme managers need also to understand the areas where they must demonstrate and deliver robust assurance to investors, whether internal sponsors or third parties.
Understanding the impact of the rapid development of the Green House Gas (GHG) agenda and supporting national and international policy on the financial and environmental performance of the organisation is becoming vital for senior management.
Inspiring a sustainability ethos in your business will increasingly become a key differentiation of future growth and performance.
Raising awareness, and dealing with the complexities of the GHG agenda across the organisation and supply chain whilst projecting a clear carbon abatement strategy to customers, regulators and policy makers requires the development of a coherent strategy and programme to drive rapid organisational change and engagement.
To achieve this, companies will need to increase understanding and promote both culture and behaviour change throughout the organisation, as well as deliver the education and support needed to build competencies.
Future Green Solutions has developed 4 programmes to help organisations achieve these:
- Inspiring a Sustainability Culture (ISC)
- Enhancing Capital Project Outcomes (ECPO)
- Competitive Advantage through Carbon Abatement (CATCA)
- CDM Project Risk and Compliance (CPRC)
About Climate Change
The United Nations set up the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988 to draw attention to the need to halt rising Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and prevent serious global warming. In 1992 the Earth Summit took place in Rio de Janeiro at which 154 nations signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This set voluntary targets for reducing GHG emissions which was followed by the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. This was the first treaty to set legally binding emission reductions for industrialised nations. It was signed by 178 countries and came into force in 2005.
Our increased awareness of society’s impact on the planet is driving us all to improve our environmental efficiency, minimise our environmental footprint and develop processes and products related to climate change investment opportunities.
Simply put, all organisations whether public or private, can have a significant positive impact on the environment by reducing their carbon emissions while capitalising on climate change opportunities as a driver to increase the efficiency of their operations.
The United Nations “World Commission on Economic Development” defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
As the evidence for global warming mounts, scientists tell us more and more about the drastic climatic changes we can expect ………….. increasing the pressure for economic measures to rein in greenhouse emissions.
The implications for individuals, organisations and governments are profound involving challenges of achieving sustainable growth with a reduced carbon footprint.
“1.6% of GDP or £800bn a year expenditure will be required to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2050....the West needs to cut emissions by 33% by 2020 and 80% by 2050” UN Report Nov’07.
The issue for Corporations is how to embed sustainability into corporate objectives which are embraced throughout the organisation.
Organisations need to integrate sustainable development principles into their decision making criteria to ensure that social, economic, and environmental considerations are factored into any business related initiative, project or activity.
Sustainable development requires people to be able to make connections between diverse sources of knowledge. Future Green Solutions seeks to develop programmes to encourage the development of generic cross disciplinary modules in sustainable development and associated market mechanisms through a trans-disciplinary approach to learning and training.
The whole experience offered to learners will contribute to the development of their sustainability literacy and citizenship skills, attitudes and behaviours.
Setting sustainability goals
It is more evident than ever before that being a responsible corporate citizen is in the best interests of the organisation. Corporate social responsibility contributes to the success of the organisation as a business, and is essential to its long term economic sustainability in the eyes of its shareholders, employees and the communities in which it operates.
Accordingly companies are becoming more transparent in measuring their progress with goal setting set at a corporate level; examples include the publication of natural capital reports by leading global companies.
Some goal setting challenges may include:
- Integrating sustainability more fully into operations
- Roll out of environmental management systems
- Using benchmarks to develop additional targets for environmental performance
- Developing employee involvement programmes on CSR and sustainability
- Engaging suppliers and customers in initiatives focused on environmental issues and climate change
Carbon abatement and long term capital strategies
Rising demand from asset intensive industries and energy intensive commodities will result in enormous investment in large capital projects to satisfy demand in a growing global economy.
Taking into account the investment required in existing infrastructure to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions, the demand for skills and knowledge becomes increasingly acute. These industrial projects are larger and more technically complex, more so when they have to be judged against increasing regulation.
Long term capital strategy and associated management of large capital projects such as for the Power Industry, will need investment in the talent and skills of their project teams to better address the range of complexities they face.
Future Green Solutions starts with the assumption that people need to have a more informed view about sustainability. We then demonstrate how to effectively manage and lead projects from an organisational perspective ensuring collaboration across functional boundaries with access to the best talent to help maximise the net present value of the project. We also bring to bear an understanding of the competitive advantage that can be realised from effective carbon abatement strategies. Finally we look at what was achieved and the level of compliance with the original objectives and whether for example, the added value from projects which have a CDM or JI dimension, are realised.