Global NGO Climate Change Leader, The Climate Group, Selects Greenstone For Carbon Management


Source: RealWire

… Acco2unt carbon management software accelerates best practice in carbon management and reporting… 

LONDON - Thursday, September 15, 2011 – Leading climate change NGO, The Climate Group today announced its partnership with carbon management software company, Greenstone Carbon Management. Using Greenstone’s Acco2unt* software, The Climate Group are measuring, monitoring and managing their global carbon impact. 

The Climate Group works internationally with government and business leaders to advance the smart policies, technologies and finance needed to cut global greenhouse gas emissions. The Group, with operations in Australia, China, India, Europe and North America chose Greenstone’s web-based application, Acco2unt, because of its functional breadth and ease of accessibility from anywhere in the world.  The carbon reporting software provides fast and accurate reports which enables in-depth analysis of energy, business travel, waste and water across all parts of the organisation, while the one-click reports function frees up time for Green Champions in each region to focus on reduction initiatives. 

Mark Kenber, CEO of Climate Group explains, “We work internationally with government and business leaders to help cut global emissions and accelerate a clean industrial revolution. It is therefore essential that we are able to provide transparent, fully auditable, robust carbon and energy reports and demonstrate best practice to our members. Greenstone Carbon Management has helped us achieve this in a very quick and cost effective way.”

Matthew de Villiers, CEO of Greenstone Carbon Management says, “We are delighted that The Climate Group has selected Acco2unt and we look forward to sharing our respective strengths to further advance and improve Acco2unt’s capability in enterprise carbon management. Greenstone is developing a particular strength and track record supporting non-governmental organisations and The Climate Group joins our portfolio of NGO clients such as IUCN and WWF”.

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Notes to Editor
*Greenstone’s unique Acco2unt software product suite provides organisations with robust carbon management and accounting solutions.  It enables organisations to measure, manage, plan, store and report emission data, track performance on their carbon footprint at multiple organisational levels and to accurately model carbon footprint reduction strategies. Acco2unt can significantly reduce the burden of auditing and reporting for compliance purposes, for stakeholders and customers. An extensive list of emission sources is included in the software’s calculation covering energy, refrigerants, travel, freight, waste, water and ICT. Greenstone’s extensive CO2re knowledge database applies the latest climate change impact factors according to national and international protocols e.g. GHG, Defra, CRC, Bilan Carbone, etc.

About Greenstone Carbon Management Limited
Greenstone Carbon Management Limited is a specialist carbon solutions company – based in London, United Kingdom. Formed in 2006, it works in partnership with major commercial and public sector organisations to help measure manage and mitigate their carbon emissions to realise business and financial benefits.  Greenstone’s proposition comprises both consulting advice and access to a suite of Carbon Management software tools through a SaaS model. 

Typically, engagements with clients follow a three step process: (i) Carbon Readiness Assessment; (ii) Carbon Measurement and (iii) Carbon Reduction Strategies. During the engagement, Greenstone will provide tools to help measure and manage the organisation’s carbon emissions, help set up processes to gather data and to train personnel to manage their carbon footprint on an ongoing basis.

Greenstone has worked with a range of global businesses and respected brands such as G4S, Serco, DP World, Fujitsu, Allen & Overy, Steria and Nomura. For further information please visit

About The Climate Group
The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organization working internationally with government and business leaders to advance The Clean Revolution:  a massive upscale of smart technologies currently available, design and new business practices that is the only viable way to avert catastrophic change and to ensure that nine billion people on the planet by 2050 will not only subsist – but thrive. Founded in 2004, The Climate Group has operations in Australia, China (Beijing and Hong Kong), Europe, India and North America; and this unique global network ensures that its messages are being heard by leaders who can effect change. The Climate Group’s global coalition of companies, states, regions and cities around the world recognize the economic and environmental imperatives of taking transformational action on climate change and the low carbon economy now.

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