Advocating for Net Zero

In our twelfth ‘Luminous Spotlight’ podcast, Rachel Madan talks with Neil Menzies, Director of Sustainability at Hibernia REIT, on net-zero commitments. This podcast is part of Luminous’ climate content series.

In the wake of COP26, net-zero commitments are on everyone’s minds. Were the commitments enough? Was it a fossil fuel giveaway? Were governments too weak? Importantly, what are companies doing and what should they do to make a meaningful impact in the race to net-zero?

The built environment is a large contributor to climate change with buildings responsible for almost 40% of global carbon-related emissions[1]. The Building to COP Coalition is urging countries to adopt full building decarbonisation targets, with cities committed to net zero, and 100% of new buildings net-zero in operation by 2030, and embodied carbon reduced by at least 40%, and by 2050, all new and existing assets to be net zero across the whole lifecycle.

Neil tells us how Hibernia committed to being a net-zero carbon and climate resilient business by 2030, and released a Carbon Pathway document detailing how.

You can listen to the full conversation below.

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Find out more about Hibernia’s net-zero journey in its Sustainability Report.

We are experienced in helping companies define and articulate their  sustainability communications strategy. Check out our case study for Grosvenor, 'Campaigning Sustainable Leadership'. 

If you’d like to discuss how Luminous can help you develop and communicate your net-zero commitments, please get in touch.