At Point Advisory, we help organisations of all shapes and sizes to understand and navigate the risks and opportunities that the inevitable path to decarbonisation brings.
Historically, organisations set emissions reduction targets based on what they thought they could achieve. But with the signing of the Paris Agreement, the rules have changed – and organisations now set targets based on what constitutes their fair share of emissions reductions to limit the worst impacts of climate change, otherwise known as ‘science-based targets’ (SBTs).
The Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi) was established by a partnership of leading NGOs in 2015 and has steadily grown in prominence since then. It provides a set of methodologies for organisations to set SBTs and have them validated.
Point Advisory has helped some of Australia’s largest companies from a wide range of sectors to understand the SBT methodologies, develop targets and undergo validation. We also help clients weave SBTs into their net zero emissions strategies.
The topic of climate risk has elevated climate change from the domain of sustainability professionals into the boardroom. Companies around Australia are grappling with how to address the issue, and implement the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
We use emerging best practices to help our clients derive strategic benefits from the application of the TCFD recommendations by identifying what opportunities might exist in the future carbon-constrained world, and how risks can be mitigated. We leverage our extensive experience in this field to provide the whole range of services, from technical assessments to strategic scenario analysis, to support our clients in this transition and adaptation to a different world.
A net zero strategy maps out the pathway for an organisation to shift from where they are now, to where they need to be. Our unique mix of technical, economic and strategic capabilities means we’re perfectly placed to do this work. These capabilities include carbon accounting, energy efficiency, renewables, land management, economic modeling, carbon offsetting and business strategy.
We’ve been involved in some of the highest-profile net zero work in Australia, having assisted the NSW, ACT, Victorian and Tasmanian governments on various aspects of their net zero targets and strategies.
Through our net zero experience, we’ve developed a suite of interactive tools to help our clients along the net zero journey.
For further information, visit our net zero page.
Climate Active is the premier carbon neutral standard in Australia, developed and administered by the Commonwealth Government. Our Climate Active Registered Consultants help clients to achieve certification under the Organisations, Products and Services, and Precincts standards from start to finish.
We also undertake third-party verification and assurance engagements of Climate Active applications.
Our online carbon neutral calculator enables organisations to quickly and easily measure their greenhouse gas emissions for free, and then opt to purchase carbon credits to achieve carbon neutrality.
We can also arrange for the purchase and surrender of eligible carbon credits. Visit our brokerage and procurement service at Point Zero for more information.
For further information, visit our carbon neutral page.
We help our clients to meet their reporting obligations under the federal government’s National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme. This includes assistance in developing compliance systems, establishing data collection, applying emissions calculation methodologies and creating tools to make the reporting process more efficient. We have experience working on NGER-related projects with clients from practically every sector of the Australian economy, from mining and manufacturing through to waste and banking.
Our team includes several Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditors with the Clean Energy Regulator, and we regularly undertake NGER audits across a broad range of sectors.
From bushfires and droughts to floods and cyclones, climate change is already physically impacting our world. We help clients to identify and manage their exposure to changing climates. We use best practice frameworks and processes to undertake climate risk and vulnerability assessments, quantify physical risks where appropriate, and integrate uncertainty for better decision making.
We also work with our clients to build their capacity to respond to climate change by embedding climate change understanding throughout their organisation. We collaboratively build evolutive climate change adaptation plans with clear but flexible pathways.
The transition to a net zero emissions future will require businesses and governments to roll out emissions reductions projects. Schemes like Australia’s Climate Solutions Fund (formerly the Emissions Reduction Fund) provide opportunities for organisations to create carbon credits from their emissions reduction projects, thereby creating an additional revenue stream and helping to improve the project’s business case.
We help our clients to identify emissions reduction projects across a range of methodologies (e.g. energy efficiency, fuel switching, landfill gas, avoided deforestation and transportation). We also help them to calculate the potential emissions reductions, and develop business cases for their projects.
Our team includes several Registered Greenhouse and Energy Auditors with the Clean Energy Regulator, and we regularly undertake audits of emissions reduction projects.
The international carbon market is currently in a state of flux as it transitions from the old Kyoto Protocol to the new Paris Agreement. We help our clients navigate the various options open to them, including the ability to manage both short- and medium-term price risk.
Our expertise includes the development of carbon offset procurement strategies, and the acquisition and surrender of carbon offsets via our carbon brokerage and procurement service at, Point Zero.
We have also developed a free, easy to use carbon calculator for small-medium sized organisations.
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Contact us today and one of our experienced team members will get back to you to discuss your requirements. Our approach combines technical, commercial and financial expertise to provide outcomes that deliver tangible benefits to our clients.