Build a Lean Climate Program
Climate Guides

How to build a lean corporate climate program, fast

This guide is about how to build a high-impact, cost-effective climate program—one that doesn’t require a dedicated internal team, army of consultants, or large locked-in investment.

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Voluntary Reporting
Climate Guides

TCFD, CDP, GRI…where should you start when it comes to voluntary reporting?

The alphabet soup of carbon-reporting acronyms can be intimidating. When it comes to voluntary reporting standards, which drive the most value for your business? And how can you ensure that you’re preparing the most useful data in the most efficient way? In this guide we cover what companies need to know about approaching voluntary reporting in a way that’s good for your carbon graph—and for your bottom line.

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Carbon removal for businesses
Climate Guides

How companies of all sizes are making carbon removal possible

The science is clear: the world needs large-scale carbon dioxide removal (CDR).In this guide we cover why private-sector CDR investments matter, how to fit them into your climate program, and what our early-acting customers have to say about their CDR experiences. While reducing emissions is crucial, it isn’t enough.

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ESG for IPO Readiness
Climate Guides

Why ESG reporting is a critical part of your IPO filing

Increasingly, ESG reporting is a standard for companies looking to IPO—and looking to increase financial performance. If you’re considering an IPO, or have already started the process, here’s what you need to know about climate reporting.

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How we measure carbon emissions
Climate Guides

Watershed’s approach to measuring corporate emissions

Measuring carbon emissions is the foundation for real climate action. But measurement is complicated, and not all approaches are equal. In this guide we cover what companies need to know about measurement—from evaluating the major approaches to understanding where and why precision matters.

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Climate News

EU/UK reporting obligations: preparing for 2023

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SFDR-Guide
Climate News

Demystifying SFDR for financial firms and advisors

As demand for sustainable financial products grows, investors are increasingly looking for data on how investments actually promote sustainability—and on how climate risks may impact their value. The EU’s mandatory Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) programme directs financial firms and advisors on how to offer this transparency. Here's what you need to know.

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Watershed HQ

Introducing the guide to building a high-impact climate program

We've entered an era of climate action. Every company now faces pressure not only to measure and report their carbon emissions—but also take action to reduce their footprint. Today, we're introducing the complete guide to building a climate program that delivers real carbon reduction—and real business impact.

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The ROI of a Climate Program
Climate Guides

The business value of a climate program

Over the last decade, the environment in which businesses operate has been upended. Regulation, science, and ultimately a cultural shift have put climate action at the center of corporate responsibility. The good news? Prioritizing sustainability helps you win as a business. Here's some of the data behind why climate programs are good for business.

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Climate Guides

What listed firms should know about the FCA report on TCFD-aligned disclosures

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently produced a report on the quality of TCFD-aligned reporting to date. Its conclusion is clear: the FCA is taking climate disclosures seriously, and has higher expectations for companies going forward.

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Climate Guides

SECR carbon reporting: a guide for UK companies

The UK's new programme, Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR), encouraging more efficient operations, while expanding the mandated reporting scope to ensure companies are taking real action on carbon. Here's what you need to know.

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Watershed HQ

Turning commitments into action: Mark Carney and Taylor Francis at GreenFin 22

More than 600 leaders at the intersection of finance and sustainability met at GreenFin 22 this July, where Watershed co-founder Taylor Francis interviewed one of the central figures in climate finance, Mark Carney, on what the path aheads looks like for investors and companies.

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Steve Davis, Head of Climate Science at Watershed
Watershed HQ

Welcoming Steve Davis to lead climate science

Steve Davis is a professor of earth system science at UC Irvine & a highly-cited scientist. Today, he's pivoting to join Watershed full time—here's why, and his thoughts on how businesses are critical to solving climate change.

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Watershed HQ

Introducing Watershed Finance: a climate toolbox for asset managers

Unlocking fast and accurate carbon management for financial firms and their portfolio companies.

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Climate News

Breaking down the SEC’s ESG fund-labeling proposals

A brief guide to two 2022 SEC proposals covering how ESG funds should be labeled and marketed to avoid greenwashing.

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Events

FAQ on the SEC’s climate disclosures proposal

Insights on what the SEC’s proposal means for companies, from one of the central figures of climate finance.

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Customer Stories

How Klarna is making shopping more sustainable for millions

How Klarna partners with Watershed to supercharge one of the most ambitious climate programs in Europe.

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Watershed HQ

Expanding in Europe with new HQ & team

We’re redoubling our investment in Europe, with our second headquarters in London, a fast-growing local team, and new European investors.

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Climate Guides

Understanding the SEC’s new carbon disclosure recommendations

The SEC has proposed public companies begin reporting their carbon emissions and reductions progress alongside financial results. In this guide we cover who this proposal applies to, what it asks for specifically, and what the SEC’s next steps are.

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Events

Al Gore on the new era of corporate climate action

We recently sat down with Former Vice President Al Gore—now a personal investor in Watershed—to get his perspective on where we stand in the fight to solve climate change, and his advice for climate leads at companies.

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Customer Stories

Monzo’s mission to bring carbon transparency to banking

How Watershed helped a modern bank find where 95% of their emissions were hiding—and create a plan to drive real reductions fast.

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Climate Guides

EU and UK climate disclosure programmes: an overview

Demystifying the EU and UK’s corporate climate disclosure programmes and how companies can get a head-start on compliance.

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Customer Stories

More ambition, more rewards: Kainos’s climate story

How Watershed helped Kainos get ahead of regulation and create one of the strongest corporate climate programs in Europe—in just six months.

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Watershed HQ

Accelerating decarbonization with $70M in new funding

In the year since our launch, we’ve been lucky to help some of the world’s most ambitious companies build and run high-impact climate programs. Today, we’re announcing our $70M Series B funding and a slate of new advisors.

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Climate Guides

Carbon removal and offsets: a buyer’s guide

Demystifying carbon credits and how companies can source them to meet their climate goals while creating maximum impact.

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Customer Stories

Insights from Shopify’s remote-era climate journey

Over the past fifteen years, Shopify has grown from just a handful of people in a coffee shop in Ottawa to a team of over 7,000 powering more than 1,700,000 businesses worldwide. But for a company with a one hundred-year vision, it’s still early days, and one of the most serious long-term threats to success is climate change.

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Events

Mark Carney on investor demand for climate action

A recap of our chat about COP26, GFANZ, and how investors are rapidly reevaluating carbon in their portfolio companies.

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Climate News

COP26 fallout: a call to action for companies

The world’s leaders just spent two weeks in Glasgow. Despite nearly unanimous agreement about the science, they pledged only modest further action on climate before going home.

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Climate News

COP26 preview: what to expect in Glasgow

The COP26 UN climate summit starts in Glasgow on Sunday. Here’s a crash-course explainer on what COP is, how it relates to the Paris Agreement, and what to expect from COP26.

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Climate Guides

Science-based targets: a guide for companies

Companies everywhere are taking a new approach to managing their carbon footprint. But how much carbon reduction is enough? And how can we know if a company is working on a real plan, rather than an empty press release?

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Climate Guides

TCFD standards: what companies need to know

Companies & CFOs are now expected to report their carbon emissions with the same rigor they bring to financial results. But what exactly needs to be disclosed? And to whom? And how?

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Climate Guides

Clean power: how companies can decarbonize electricity

Zero-carbon electricity is our best existing tool against climate change—the low-hanging fruit of decarbonization. We need to switch over faster, and companies can play a pivotal role here.

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Events

Watershed’s Climate Week event

We recently hosted a Climate Week event on the policies and technologies for decarbonization. We started with a keynote with Christiana Figueres, architect of the Paris Agreement, and then went deep on carbon removal, policy, and clean procurement.

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Climate Guides

Carbon in the cloud

Cloud computing and data centers have become core global infrastructure—and significant drivers of carbon emissions. In this guide, we’re sharing what we’ve learned about calculating emissions from cloud providers and data centers, and how to drive those emissions to zero.

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Watershed HQ

An update on the race to decarbonize

We’re in the midst of a tipping point in the fight against climate change.

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Climate Guides

Building the market for carbon removal

On May 27, we sat down for a chat with Peter Reinhardt of Charm Industrial.

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Climate Guides

A standard for net zero

To solve climate change, the world needs to get to net zero carbon, fast: drastically cutting emissions from every part of the economy and removing what’s left.

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Watershed HQ

Celebrating climate leaders, Earth Day and every day

This Earth Day, we made a quick video to spotlight and celebrate the hard work of climate leaders at companies.

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Watershed HQ

Decoupling work from carbon

In the coming months, companies will invite millions of employees back to work as we (hopefully) turn a corner on COVID-19. As companies invent new ways to work, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink the carbon impact of the workplace.

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Customer Stories

Square: from zero to net zero in six months

Square’s vision is to help create an inclusive global economy where everyone can participate and thrive. The potentially catastrophic effects of climate change threaten that vision, especially for underserved communities around the world.

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Climate Guides

Building a world-class climate program

Climate programs are fast becoming standard for companies. Investor pressure is building and climate disclosure is required for large companies in the UK and Europe. Talented employees want to work at companies that are acting on climate. And customers expect to buy from low-carbon companies. This is good for business—and it’s critical for the planet. So, where should you start?

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Watershed HQ

Bending the carbon curve

Companies that manage carbon like they manage their core business are leading the way on the fight against climate change. We’re building Watershed to make this approach—deep reductions, fast, operationalized across the company—a standard part of doing business.

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