Carbon Management for Business: Strategies for Sustainable Growth

Welcome to “Carbon Management for Business,” a comprehensive and highly practical course. It’s designed to equip business leaders and professionals with the knowledge, tools, and strategies they can immediately apply to manage carbon emissions and drive sustainable growth effectively in their respective roles.

Course Overview

This course delves into the pressing relevance of carbon management in today's dynamic business landscape. It guides the development and implementing of effective carbon reduction strategies through theoretical insights, practical case studies, and interactive exercises.

Businesses significantly impact carbon emissions and are vital in reducing emissions to help meet the government's Net Zero target. Your role in carbon management has become essential for companies of all sizes and types.

ZuriPlanet Africa LTD, in collaboration with the Carbon Literacy Project, offers this practice-driven Carbon Management Programme. Our team, with its extensive expertise and knowledge, is well-equipped to support businesses in decarbonisation and guide them toward Net Zero.

This practical Carbon Management Workshop Programme is designed to help you understand and implement carbon accounting and management within your business. The interactive sessions, tailored to your business needs, will equip you with the skills to measure your carbon footprint and work towards reducing it through various interventions. We will guide you through creating a Decarbonisation Plan, a crucial step on your journey to Net Zero.

The two-day workshop programme is split into four sessions:

  1. Introduction to Carbon Management and the Business Case
  2. Carbon Footprinting (Carbon Accounting)
  3. Strategic Action Planning
  4. Communication and Reporting

What's covered:

  • Basics of climate change and the role of business
  • Definition of key terms such as Net Zero, Carbon Neutral, Carbon Offsetting, Greenwashing
  • Policy context for carbon management
  • The business case – drivers for carbon management.
  • Defining scopes and organisational/operational boundaries
  • Identifying business resource data for carbon footprinting
  • Carbon footprinting (carbon accounting)
  • Creating a Decarbonisation Plan and strategy for implementation
  • Learning from good practice case studies
  • Communicating carbon management performance and reporting
Course Outcomes

After attending this Carbon Management Workshop Programme, you will understand:

  • Key terminologies related to carbon management
  • Policy context for carbon management
  • Business case and drivers for carbon management.
  • Organisational/operational boundaries and scopes
  • Calculation of the carbon footprint of your business
  • Development of carbon reduction targets & a Decarbonisation Plan
Who Should Attend

This "Carbon Management for Business: Strategies for Sustainable Growth" course is designed for a diverse range of professionals interested in understanding and implementing carbon management strategies within their organisations. Potential attendees include:

  1. Business Leaders and Executives: CEOs, CFOs, and other senior executives responsible for setting strategic direction and overseeing sustainability initiatives within their organisations.
  2. Sustainability Managers and Professionals: Sustainability managers, environmental coordinators, and professionals tasked with developing and implementing sustainability strategies, including carbon management programs.
  3. Corporate Responsibility and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Practitioners: These are professionals focused on corporate responsibility, ESG reporting, and stakeholder engagement who seek to integrate carbon management into broader sustainability efforts.
  4. Energy and Facilities Managers: Professionals responsible for managing energy consumption, building operations, and facilities maintenance, who play a crucial role in implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
  5. Supply Chain and Procurement Managers: Supply chain managers, procurement professionals, and sustainability specialists are involved in assessing and mitigating the carbon footprint of supply chains and procurement activities.
  6. Consultants and Advisors: Sustainability consultants, environmental advisors, and professionals providing advisory services to businesses seeking to enhance their carbon management capabilities.
  7. Government and NGO Representatives: Policymakers, regulators, and representatives from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in developing and implementing climate policies, standards, and initiatives.
  8. Students and Researchers: Students, researchers, and academics interested in gaining knowledge and expertise in carbon management, sustainability, and climate change mitigation strategies.

This course suits individuals from diverse industries, sectors, and backgrounds committed to driving positive change and advancing sustainability goals within their organisations and beyond. Whether you are a seasoned sustainability professional or new to the field, this course provides valuable insights, practical tools, and actionable strategies to help you navigate the complex landscape of carbon management and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Course Objectives
  1. Understanding Carbon Management: This course will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of carbon management principles, including the carbon footprint concept, greenhouse gas accounting methodologies, and emission reduction strategies.
  2. Assessing Carbon Risks and Opportunities: Learn how to identify, evaluate, and prioritise carbon risks and opportunities within your organisation, considering both operational and supply chain emissions.
  3. Developing Carbon Reduction Strategies: Explore a range of carbon reduction strategies, including energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy adoption, waste reduction, and sustainable transportation initiatives.
  4. Implementing Carbon Management Systems: Learn how to establish robust carbon management systems within your organisation, including setting emission reduction targets, tracking progress, and reporting carbon performance.
  5. Engaging Stakeholders and Building Partnerships: Understand the importance of stakeholder engagement and collaboration in carbon management efforts, including strategies for engaging employees, suppliers, customers, and investors.
  6. Navigating Regulatory Compliance and Reporting: Navigate the complex landscape of carbon regulations and reporting requirements, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and standards while maximising transparency and accountability.

Measuring and Communicating Impact: Develop skills in carbon footprint measurement, reporting, and communication, effectively communicating

Course Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Carbon Management

    • Overview of carbon management concepts and terminology
    • Importance of carbon management for business sustainability and competitiveness
    • Introduction to carbon footprinting methodologies and tools

Module 2: Assessing Carbon Risks and Opportunities

    • Identifying sources of carbon emissions within the organisation and supply chain
    • Assessing the financial, operational, and reputational risks associated with carbon emissions
    • Identifying opportunities for cost savings, innovation, and competitive advantage through carbon reduction initiatives

Module 3: Developing Carbon Reduction Strategies

    • Exploring a range of carbon reduction strategies, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and carbon offsetting
    • Assessing the feasibility, costs, and benefits of different mitigation options
    • Developing a tailored carbon reduction roadmap for your organisation

Module 4: Implementing Carbon Management Systems

    • Establishing carbon management policies, procedures, and responsibilities within the organisation
    • Setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) emission reduction targets
    • Implementing systems for tracking, monitoring, and reporting carbon emissions and progress towards targets

Module 5: Engaging Stakeholders and Building Partnerships

    • Strategies for engaging employees, suppliers, customers, and investors in carbon management efforts
    • Building partnerships with industry peers, NGOs, and government agencies to drive collective action on carbon reduction
    • Communicating the business case for carbon management and sustainability to internal and external stakeholders

Module 6: Navigating Regulatory Compliance and Reporting

    • Overview of carbon regulations, standards, and reporting frameworks at the national, regional, and international levels
    • Ensuring compliance with relevant carbon legislation and disclosure requirements
    • Best practices for carbon reporting, verification, and assurance

Module 7: Measuring and Communicating Impact

    • Methods for measuring and reporting carbon emissions, including carbon footprinting and lifecycle assessment
    • Communicating carbon reduction goals, progress, and achievements to stakeholders through compelling storytelling and visualisations
    • Leveraging carbon performance data to drive continuous improvement and innovation

Course Format

The course will combine lectures, case studies, interactive workshops, group discussions, and practical exercises. Participants can apply their learning to real-world scenarios, develop actionable plans for carbon management within their organisations, and network with peers and industry experts.

By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive meaningful change in their organisations and contribute to a more sustainable future for business and society.


Upon completing the Carbon Management for Business course, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK). However, you have the option to enhance your qualification by enrolling in the globally recognized Carbon Literacy course, requiring 8 hours of study. Successful completion of this course will earn you the prestigious title of Carbon Literate, with the certificate awarded by the Carbon Literacy Project in the United Kingdom. This esteemed certification not only recognizes your expertise and dedication to sustainability and carbon reduction practices but also sets you apart in the field, making you a valuable asset to any organization.

Join Our Next Cohort & Transform Your Career

Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Enhance your sustainability and carbon reduction knowledge by enrolling in the ‘Carbon Management for Business’ course, accredited by the Marketing Society of Kenya. This course is designed to significantly boost your professional growth.

You also have the chance to complete an additional 8 hours of training by ZuriPlanet with our flagship’ Carbon Literacy for Africa’ course from the Carbon Literacy Project, United Kingdom. Upgrade and become Carbon Literate. Apply now to secure your spot and earn a prestigious certification that will distinguish you as a leader in sustainable business practices

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