17 September 2009

CO2Benchmark and AMEE start to benchmark the world

AMEE today announced a partnership with CO2Benchmark that will significantly extend the range of specialist carbon footprint data available through its platform. Based in London, CO2Benchmark is a specialist carbon analyst firm that tracks and benchmarks the carbon footprints of companies and organisations around the world.

AMEE will provide platform and web services for CO2Benchmark’s data; for example, the benchmarking data that is currently available on CO2Benchmark’s website will now be available to all AMEE API users.

“AMEE’s platform provides us with a robust way to open up our data via programmatic interfaces. Our partnership allows us to extend to AMEE’s customer base to distribute our industry-leading data and knowledge base covering 3,000 organisations,” said Reginald Warlop, CEO of CO2Benchmark. “This fits perfectly with our strategic objective to provide greater transparency into how companies are performing carbon-wise. It will also allow us to apply our benchmarking expertise on a broader data set that is currently available in the AMEE network.

Gavin Starks, CEO of AMEE, said: “We are delighted to have CO2Benchmark join our neutral aggregation platform. Their research and knowledge base aligns perfectly with AMEE’s offering. CO2Benchmark’s database of carbon footprints of 3,000 companies and organizations and their benchmarking algorithms will be invaluable to our customers.”


AMEE enables businesses, consumers and government to build environmental intelligence into everything they do. Applications are “Powered by AMEE” to ensure compliance with authoritative international standards. AMEE is used internationally by a wide variety of organizations, including the UK Government (Defra/DECC), the Irish Government, the Welsh Assembly, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CNN, Google, Morgan Stanley, BRE, Energy Saving Trust, Radiohead and numerous IT, business services and software companies.

ABOUT CO2Benchmark

CO2Benchmark specialises in tracking corporate carbon footprints. Co2Benchmark Analysts research footprint data across many sources and apply global standards to classify, normalise and structure the data for comparison. The company offers three services to its customers:
1) online access to their unique database of case studies and carbon footprints of 3,000 companies and organisations in the world,
2) bespoke benchmarking reports for industry sectors, and
3) benchmarking consultancy services.

For more information see www.co2benchmark.com or contact Reginald Warlop at rwarlop [at] co2benchmark.com.

16 September 2009

…UK businesses set to embrace innovative low carbon solutions…

Greenstone Carbon Management To Address The Carbon 2009 Show - Excel Centre, London (UK)

…UK businesses set to embrace innovative low carbon solutions…

Wednesday 16th September 2009 - Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solutions company, has announced that Ram Ramachander, Chief Operating Officer at Greenstone Carbon Management will present at the Carbon 2009 Show on Tuesday 29 September 2009 at 4.15pm GMT. In the Plenary session “Low Carbon Business Opportunities”, Ramachander will detail the range of issues facing UK business in terms of reducing carbon emissions and reveal the types of organisations that are leading the drive to effectively measure and manage their carbon. The plenary session will be chaired by Michael Ward, Director Low Carbon of UK Trade & Investment and guest speakers will also include Bruce Duguid, Head of Investor Engagement, Carbon Trust; Mike Short, Vice-President R&D, O2-Telefonica and Vicky Elliot, Head, Climate Change Projects Office. Those wishing to attend the event can register by visiting http://www.thecarbonshow.com/registration

The Carbon 2009 Show is the first ever international exhibition dedicated to carbon, covering everything from carbon consulting, to carbon audits to low carbon solutions for businesses. It will be held at London's ExCeL centre on the 29th -30th September 2009. The two day event will deliver the information and resources needed to help organisations succeed in the new low carbon economy. It also offers participants the opportunity to network and discuss the new post-Kyoto climate deal with industry leaders in advance of the crucial Copenhagen summit in December 2009.

The UK Trade & Investment-sponsored plenary session will specifically highlight the international business opportunities emerging across all sectors of the economy as key global markets transition to a low carbon future. UK Trade & Investment helps British companies to identify and benefit from these opportunities, and promotes the UK’s status as a global hub for low carbon solutions.

The panel of industry experts will also explore how domestic government policy will drive innovation and expertise – while creating new products and services – and how the UK can develop its position as a global low carbon trading partner.

Ramachander comments: “Government schemes, like the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), are putting carbon on the boardroom agenda, where effective decision making requires solid metrics and a clearer understanding of carbon throughout the supply chain. Businesses that are able to measure and manage their carbon effectively will have a competitive advantage over those that don’t.”

Greenstone is accredited by the Carbon Trust to provide specialist carbon management strategies and solutions that help private and public sector organisations manage their climate change risks within a commercial context. Greenstone’s consulting team includes experts with a blend of capabilities covering scientific and commercial skills in sectors such as IT, automotive, travel and leisure, building and property, utilities, financial services, FMCG and retail. Greenstone is available for video comment by contacting lena@technologypr.eu

To find out more about the Carbon 2009 Show visit http://www.thecarbonshow.com/content/about-carbon