organisations supported with climate action
Who we are
We're your trusted, expert guide to turn ambition into impact. We've been climate pioneers for more than 20 years, partnering with leading businesses, governments and financial institutions to accelerate their route to Net Zero.
experts, including consultants, policy specialists and engineers
“As we already witness the damage of the climate crisis, delivering our mission has never been more urgent. It's time to come together to build a decarbonised future that adds value for all. It's time to turn intent into impact.
At the Carbon Trust, we act as a bridge between businesses, governments and financial institutions, empowering collaboration to drive systemic change.
Whether we're measuring the carbon footprint of the food on our tables or accelerating the route to market for offshore wind, we deliver impact by supporting our partners and clients to succeed. Now we need to challenge ourselves and double down on this mission. Together, we can close in on our common goal: Net Zero.”
- Tom Delay, CEO The Carbon Trust
To accelerate the move to a decarbonised future.
Our global network
We have offices in the UK, China, Singapore, the Netherlands, Mexico and South Africa.
Pushing the frontiers of decarbonisation globally
We've been climate pioneers for 20 years, setting some of the standards that drive today’s climate action.
Being a climate pioneer means:
- We provide first of a kind support to our partners and clients, offering them the specialist expertise they need on their decarbonisation journey.
- We catalyse systemic change, working across governments, businesses and financial institutions to unlock collective innovation.
As an organisation driven by impact, we have members and not shareholders. Having no shareholders means that we do not pay any distributions in the form of dividends. Instead, all our profits are invested back into our mission.
Discover more about our board, advisory panel and experts.
Our work and impact
Our impact model
As a consultancy driven by impact, we've established an impact model to explain how we define, measure and drive impact throughout our work.
Our impact stories
Leading organisations around the world trust us to deliver real positive impact. Whether it's attracting green investments into South Africa or demystifying the carbon impact of streaming, here are some of our 2021/2022 impact stories.
Our voice in the news
Our journey to Net Zero
Making an impact, starting with us
As we help clients and partners progress on their decarbonisation journey, we’re committed to setting an example. Our roadmap to reach Net Zero aligns with the latest climate science.
Our people and values
Behind the Carbon Trust are our people. Committed to delivering a positive impact, they bring our values to life.
We're known and respected for our impartiality and trusted expertise, working to translate intent into impact.
We tackle difficult challenges with innovative solutions to drive meaningful impact today, and for future generations.
We proactively bring stakeholders together and collaborate to catalyse meaningful progress. We’re committed to building diverse, inclusive teams, knowing that we are stronger when we act together.
We strive to set the highest standard of quality in everything we do, delivering accuracy and precision that others aspire to.
headcount since 2020
of colleagues are proud to work for the Carbon Trust*
of colleagues recommend the Carbon Trust as a place to work*
* Internal annual staff survey, 2022
"It energises me to be part of a team contributing to something greater."
Charlie McNelly Associate - Programmes and Innovation, London
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)
To create impact for all, we're committed to building diverse and inclusive teams. We focus on creating a workspace where our people can thrive by:
Strengthening our gender balance
- 50% of people managers are women
Upskilling our people
- 132 colleagues enrolled in our new people leader skills training in 2022
- Two-day+ office weeks
- Working from abroad and sabbatical options
- First squad of colleagues trained through our Mental Health First Aid Programme
Investing in an ambitious DE&I programme
- Granular reporting systems, including on ethnicity
- Hiring manager training
"One thing that really stands out to me about the Carbon Trust is that parents get a lot of support."
Tina He Senior Associate, Beijing
Mission Day 2022
In June 2022, colleagues across our global offices came together to reconnect after the pandemic and, through interactive workshops, bring our values to life.