Beyond Green Sustainability Newsletter Summer 2023

This newsletter, we’re welcoming Craig to the Beyond Green team, share some of our recent client work, and talk about becoming a Mindful Employer and what it means for us.

Introduction to Carbon Accounting

We’ve recently published an introduction to carbon accounting to our blog. Carbon Accounting is the process of calculating the direct and indirect carbon emissions generated by an organisation’s operations within a defined boundary, also referred to as your carbon footprint. It is an important tool in the journey towards Net Zero carbon emissions. Read our introduction to Carbon Accounting on our website here.

Infographic showing the difference between carbon emission scopes using in carbon accounting. Scope 1 - Direct Emissions; Scope 2 - Indirect Emissions; Scope 3 - External Emissions. Full text description available in the blog post linked above.

Welcoming Craig to the team

Craig is joining us as our new Trainee Sustainability Advisor. His previous customer service experience and his time working on the Home Energy Scotland programme will bring valuable project experience in client management and energy efficiency to Beyond Green. 

Craig brings a dual education in climate change and business. He recently graduated with distinction from The University of Edinburgh’s postgraduate programme in Carbon Management. Previously, he had attained an upper second-class honours degree in Business Management from the same institution. 

“I am really looking forward to kick starting my career in sustainability within Beyond Green. In just the first week of my induction, I was able to sample a live project and was immediately struck by the collaborative nature of our work. It will be great to work with clients not only to advise them of ways that they can reduce their environmental impact, but also to help foster a culture of inclusivity in decision making along the way.”

Craig, a young white man with short black hair and a beard, is standing next to a sketch of a flower and smiling.

Neil Moving On

Neil is moving on after nearly two years with Beyond Green. During his time with us, he has delivered 10 projects for Business Energy Scotland, has led a number of high profile Net Zero Projects, such as Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the Royal College of Radiologists, and Inspiring Scotland; and managed our retainer for Anderson Strathern.  With his approachable manner, attention to detail and excellent client service, he has helped these clients and others move forward in their Net Zero journey. 

He has also been instrumental in formalizing our IT processes, streamlining project delivery and has supported our accessibility programme work and our digital transformation. We wish him all the best in his new role!

Neil, a white man with short ginger hair wearing a red plait shirt, is smiling into the camera.

Inspiring Scotland

We’ve recently completed our work with Inspiring Scotland on their comprehensive carbon baseline and Net Zero Roadmap, the first steps in their Net Zero journey. Their focus on a Just Transition is commendable. We’d like to share some lovely feedback we received from Inspiring Scotland on our Net Zero project work with them: 

Beyond Green provided excellent support and coaching as we navigated our way through our first carbon audit. They provided expert knowledge and project management but also ensured the process engaged the whole organisation, reflected our values and ambition and left us with the ability to continue this important work ourselves. I would thoroughly recommend them for any small organisation looking to begin the journey to Net Zero.

Erica Judge – Director of Funds, Climate Justice, Inspiring Scotland
Inspiring Scotland

Mindful Employer

We’re always looking for the best way to support our team. Becoming a Mindful Employer reflects many of our existing positive practices and also provides valuable resources for us to move forward.

We have shared our thoughts on climate anxiety before, a topic that will become ever more important as we see the impacts of the climate crisis on the world. But the way we work – remote work and ambitious plans – can also put a pressure on our team to manage alone or set very high expectations for themselves.  

We believe it is crucial to look after our mental wellbeing, especially as a business for good, because you can only do your best work and make a difference if you are supported in your work.

Read more on the Mindful Employer Charter here.

Mindful Employer