Act on Carbon. Share your impact.
C-Level stands for (c)arbon level innovation and action. We originated the terms Carbon Footprint and Carbon Balanced globally in 2000 and helped change narrative. Since then earth’s CO2 level has gone up over 10%. Take a look at CO2.earth. We have a simple approach that is tried and tested. We also have teamed up with the worlds most holistic carbon offsetting projects.
New narrative is important, and this is also coming about now through networks like B Corp, engineering more purposeful businesses and lookling systematically at what it takes to run a a business as a force for good. Through this we have built ‘protection of the biosphere’ into our legal constitution.
Our main focus is still Carbon Balancing – giving businesses a way to Act on Carbon, Biodiversity and Social Impact. It’s always been different to Carbon Offsetting. Deeper and always aligned with the natural powers of ecosystems and communities, working together, to bring CO2 down to earth…
C-Level also stands for Culture Change. We offer powerful story crafting tools to build on your Carbon Balanced certification.
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Carbon Balanced – Deeper Than Carbon Offsetting Your Business
C-Level is about Balance. We use the term offsetting since it explains what we do, but again we have always offered this as part of the deeper proposition of being Carbon Balanced. Our view on offsetting is this: it is a viable and worthwhile action on carbon when 3 conditions are met:
First, carbon offsetting is the only way to balance your historic carbon footprint. The damage is done #burntitbalanceit.
Second, the offsetting project must be creating something of value in the world that did not exist before. The industry calls this ‘additionality’ and it means a genuine carbon benefit created by the project. Our projects are created, delivered and monitored by a network of people dedicated to the creation of new projects.
Third, its vital to look at the bigger picture. Systems thinking and systems change. A narrow focus on the short term and on just carbon will be of less value than a more holistic approach that looks at the whole system and all the relationships created by the new project. Our view is that the most holistic and long term projects are designed with both nature and people at the heart of things. Projects that harness the combined natural powers of ecosystems and communities to create carbon benefits in the form of credits to be used for ‘offsetting’ your impact.
Storytelling – our team can help you chart your journey as a business that wants to act on carbon & find new clarity in the CSR, Sustainability, or Responsible Business space. This can start with Storybold, a coaching service that helps you get really clear on vision and narrative. We can then go as far as co-creating your own feature micro-documentary. Our 101visions channel has supported our forest peoples projects and other regenerative projects – often we have enabled smaller projects, who lack a communications team, to reach out and create far more impact.
Wild Aligned – Carbon Balanced status is the solid start point of a deeper journey towards greater alignment with nature. We are currently assessing European Re-Wilding projects to provide a new way for our business partners and individuals to align with the wild. This will include both investing directly to make these new projects happen but also experiential exploration of places where we can also extend what we mean by ‘wild’ to include human nature. Wild meaning simply a state of honesty and being true to our own natures. Time spent in the right places with the right people can help us all as individuals – we power up purpose and bring our deeper desires into alignment with our work.
B Corp Certification – C-Level is a B Corp Certified business with the single purpose of working with you to achieve carbon level impact through the combined natural powers of both ecosystems and communities. We are also corporate members of 1% For The Planet, meaning we give 1% of our turnover to 1% member charities.