Six best practices for carbon offsets

As investors and companies increasingly seek to address the risks of climate change, there is growing debate about the use of carbon offsets in achieving net-zero emissions. We think there’s room for a measure of offsets to achieve carbon neutrality, provided best-practices are followed.

Opinions have diverged about what contribution, if any, offsets make to net-zero emissions. Starting with the Kyoto Protocol, regional initiatives have encouraged offsets as building blocks to a standardised international marketplace for them. But some have grown concerned about “carbon indulgences,” where investors can use offsets to burnish their climate credentials without really solving the root problem.

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