This management tool has been developed to make it easy for every SME to take a sustainable position and make the contribution for reducing CO2 measurable, visible and valueable.
Surveys show that small businesses are prioritizing climate action for:
Enhance the reputation of their brand (73%).
Differentiate their business from competitors (61%).
Meet customer expectations (42%).
The biggest challenge of our time is climate change, and how we deal with it. Climate change is linked to excessive emissions of CO2 equivalents, and it is a global task to limit emissions.
Our vision was to create a simple management tool for CO2 emissions for small and medium-sized companies that allows them to know exactly what it takes for their business to call itself part of the green shift or to achieve genuine green growth.
The primary task of the tool is to reduce CO2 emission sufficient at a time when it is urgent to act to ensure that climate change does not become irreversible. We do this by making it easy to measure, motivate and compare SMEs with one another, within and across industries, and in the context of geography and demography.
The management tool handles large amounts of data (big data) which in turn can be used for insight as a basis for the development of new and even more sustainable services and products that the world needs. Too good to be true?
Too good to be true do you think?
No. The platform (DHIS2) for collecting, processing, and analyzing this data is already well established and used in over 90 countries to support the analysis of health, education and other types of data. As an open-source software developed in a partnership by the University of Oslo, it has been designated a “Global Public Good” by the Digital Public Goods Alliance.
We have worked with one of the lead developers of DHIS2 to adapt the software for the purposes of carbon emissions monitoring and planning, tailoring it to the research-driven recommendations resulting from the work of Per Espen Stoknes, a leading researcher on the nexus between climate change and business growth.
All of the software improvements and functionalities we have developed in the DHIS2 platform are made available free of charge to the low- and middle-income countries that rely on this tool. And with that, we have also made an effort for social sustainability that benefits the world.