GHG accounting
and inventory

Service overview

To know how far you have come, you must know where you started. Perspectives begins by conducting a comprehensive inventory of your GHG emissions, following the Greenhouse Gas Protocol established by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).  

We identify every source of GHG emissions related to your operations, from your company’s own operations to GHG emissions caused by employee commutes and by entities throughout your supply chain.

We then empower you to keep up the good work by helping you institute a comprehensive GHG accounting system. You will learn where your company is succeeding in its efforts to limit GHG emissions, and where more work remains to be done. Most imporantly, you will have the tools to measure your progress toward your climate goals.

Our data-driven approach delivers a full picture of our clients‘ GHG emissions, giving them an optimal basis for planning measurable, cost-effective climate action.

Rising number of corporate GHG missions disclosure

Source: An analysis of the sustainability reports of 1000 companies pursuant to the EU Nonfinancial Reporting Directive, The Alliance for Corporate Transparency (2019)

Understand your true carbon footprint

Your carbon footprint is as complex as your business itself. We help clients calculate their GHG footprints in clear, actionable detail.

  • Organizational footprint calculation (scope 1/2/3)
  • Product footprint calculation
  • Portfolio footprint calculation
  • Support for internal data collection
  • Identification of key emission drivers and emission hotspots
  • Development of reduction strategies; implementation and reporting

What our experts say

What sets us apart

Environmental integrity

Climate leaders must not cut corners. When you work with us, you will learn to distinguish substantial business opportunities from questionable ones, allow your company to establish itself as a leader in meaningful climate action and avoid damage to its reputation.

Proven innovation

We are internationally recognized for our contributions to the advancement of the carbon market. For example, our CDM baseline and monitoring methodologies have posted a market-leading success rate.

Scientific grounding

We are more than just advisors: we help shape the field with our research and analysis. With more than 100 research articles to date, we constantly contribute to the latest knowledge and understanding of climate policy instruments, keeping your business ahead of the curve.

Regulatory leadership

Our experts lead and participate in international task forces and working groups, helping you understand today’s climate policy landscape and the carbon markets of the future.

Know your impact

The first step towards lowering your corporate carbon footprint is understanding it. Our proven methodologies give you a clear and comprehensive understanding of your company’s greenhouse gas emissions, helping you set realistically ambitious reduction targets while identifying opportunities to reduce your carbon footprint.

Your carbon footprint involves more than just the greenhouse gases produced by your own operations. It includes your entire value chain (including customers and subcontractors) and even extends to employee commuting and business travel. We calculate the GHG emissions associated with these extended parts of your business, giving you the insights needed to plan truly meaningful climate action.

We document the carbon embedded in each product you manufacture or sell, at each stage of its life, from manufacture to sale and use, and through to disposal; no matter where your company is situated in the value chain. This does more than give you a meaningfully granular look at your GHG contributions; it also helps identify the appropriate standard to use when calculating the carbon footprint of each product for which you are responsible.

We carefully document the carbon footprint represented by your company’s entire range of financial investments, giving you another avenue to document your commitment to meaningful action and to reduce carbon risk exposure.

Our Publications

Avoiding double-counting and supporting host states in the voluntary carbon market.

How to operationalize accounting under article 6 market mechanisms of the Paris Agreement

Latest media

Sustainable Carbon cycles

Reflections on the EU Commission’s recent Sustainable Carbon Cycle conference: What has been discussed, where do we stand, and what remains to be done?

Led by the European Commission, the European Parliament has adopted a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target for 2050. The European Green Deal outlines a corresponding vision, outlines a range of possible scenarios, and describes a toolset to help EU member states achieve shared objectives. The Commission’s recent Communication on sustainable carbon cycles highlights three key actions, including “upscale carbon removal solutions”.

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Sustainability: What it Means, and How to Get Started

“Sustainability” has taken on such a range of connotations that even the companies most eager to pursue it can find themselves at a loss as to where to start. In this post, we’ll examine what sustainability means, and how Perspectives can help you make it part of your business strategy.

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FAQs

The first step toward lowering your corporate carbon footprint is understanding it. Our proven methodologies give you a clear and comprehensive understanding of your company’s greenhouse gas emissions, helping you set realistically ambitious reduction targets while identifying opportunities to reduce your carbon footprint.

Your carbon footprint involves more than just the greenhouse gasses produced by your own operations. It includes your entire value- and supply chains and extends to employee commuting and business travel. We calculate the GHG emissions associated with these extended parts of your business, giving you the insights needed to plan truly meaningful climate action.

We document the carbon embedded in each product you manufacture or sell, at each stage of its life, from manufacture to sale and use, and through to disposal. This does more than give you a meaningfully granular look at your GHG contributions; it also helps identify the appropriate standard to use when calculating the carbon footprint of each product for which you are responsible.

Your extended carbon footprint extends to your company’s investment portfolio, including pension funds and retirement accounts, insurance instruments, and sovereign wealth funds. We carefully document the carbon footprint represented by your company’s entire range of financial investments, giving you another avenue to document your commitment to meaningful action.

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