Strategic Focus: Solutions for Tackling Working-From-Home Emissions

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Executive Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for a monumental shift in working practices to more flexible, remote and hybrid models – leaving vast office spaces vacant. The environmental impact of this shift has been the subject of much discussion, with emissions from commutes and corporate buildings having reduced, while home office emissions have increased. The shift in scope of these emissions means that not all corporates have worked out if – and how – to address them. Corporate executives can use this report to understand the status quo of current work-from-home emissions tracking and to gain awareness of the drivers pushing firms to begin this kind of tracking. The report explores some of the software and services available on the market to assist with monitoring and abatement.

Table of contents

Hybrid working raises emissions scoping questions
Executives can draw on a number of employee emissions-tracking solutions

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Figure 1. GHG Protocol guidance around remote worker emissions lacks specificity

About the authors

Ben Readman

Industry Analyst
Ben is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current research agenda focuses on ESG strategies and technologies for real estate, and corporate real estate technology investment strategies. Ben Joined Verdantix in 2021, having previously worked as a researcher at CECAN and as a sustainability officer for the NHS. He holds a Masters in Environmental Strategy from the University of Surrey and a BA in Geography from the University of Birmingham.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

MD and Global Head of Research
Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. Rodolphe has over 20 years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

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