Advice and guidance for businesses on their journey to net zero

Download our free resources to help your business to reduce carbon, improve its environmental credentials and save money. 

A business guide to Carbon footprinting

Before you can start your journey to net zero, it is important to understand where you are starting from. This guide explains all you need to know about carbon footprinting and how to measure this in your business.

A business guide to ‘Scope 3’ emissions

What is meant by ‘Scope 3’ greenhouse gas emissions, why they are important and how can businesses begin to measure them as part of their carbon footprint?

A business guide to setting science-based climate targets

What is meant by climate change targets that are ‘science-based’, why are they important and how can businesses follow a science-based pathway in their own carbon reduction plans?

An introduction to environmental standards

There are a dizzying number of environmental standards and accreditations available to businesses today. In this guide, we take you through the key products to help you identify the most appropriate option for your business. 

Net Zero: What it is and why it matters to you

Net zero - what is it, why should you care and what can your business do about it?

How to be a green supplier

Research shows that the carbon footprint of the average supply chain accounts for 90 per cent of a business's carbon footprint. In this guide we explore the steps businesses can take to be a green supplier of choice.

Switching to renewable electricity

One of the simplest ways for you to reduce your impact on the climate is to switch your energy supply to renewable electricity, read our step by step guide. 

Carbon Offsetting

A beginner’s guide to carbon offsetting

When looking to reduce emissions from your operation, carbon offsetting appears an attractive quick fix. Here we explore how carbon offsetting works, when it can be effective and why it should be the final item on your carbon reduction to-do list.

Greenwashing: What it is and how to avoid it

Understand the principals of ‘corporate greenwash’ and why businesses need to be accurate, clear and transparent when promoting their environmental credentials.

Our impact

“ Green Economy has played a key role in helping Greater Manchester grow the UK's second largest green technologies and services sector, behind only London and the South East.The team is uniquely placed to support these businesses, understanding the nuances of this vast and evolving sector, whilst also having specialist understanding of the challenges at play at a local level to develop support programmes that turn policy into a reality.”

Mark Atherton, Director of Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

More than £11m in green sales brokered

£1.6bn market opportunities shared to our members

More than 500 businesses supported to grow

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