SCB Group, the world-leading, low carbon commodity company, is pleased to announce the launch of ClimatePositive, and a new partnership with the charity buildOn to create solar and adult learning projects in Malawi.
ClimatePositive, helps individuals offset their car’s CO2 emissions and receive a car-window badge showing the world they give back more to the environment than they take. ClimatePositive offsets 25% more emissions per car than the highest of 800 most popular cars surveyed.
The revenue from ClimatePositive funds environmental projects that hit United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Linked to 13 UN SDG’s, our partnership with buildOn in Malawi will bring solar-powered technology to light up children’s schools and make evening adult literacy programs available. These education programs will empower work through activities, including reforestation, irrigation, crop and livestock management and beekeeping. All of which provides food for children, meaning more of them stay in class and remain healthy.
SCB has abated more than 360 million MT of CO2 across its global transactions, and with ClimatePositive, our target is to abate one billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030.
“Our mission is to promote a low-carbon future. With the launch of ClimatePositive, individuals can join us on this mission and target one billion MT of CO2 reduced by 2030,” comments Kevin McGeeney, CEO of SCB. “Having been on two SCB-buildOn treks, one in Haiti and the second in Senegal, I am delighted with our buildOn partnership. Being able to fund solar power for schools in Malawi by driving ClimatePositive brings me tremendous joy, and I proudly display a ClimatePositive badge in my car window.”
BuildOn’s Global CPO, Djibril Ouattara adds: “Our partnership with SCB is a huge opportunity to empower community members in buildOn’s partner villages in rural areas in Malawi through the Adult Literacy program within classrooms lit-up with solar energy. This is a great example of breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectation through education and with environmentally-friendly solutions for sustainable development. Together, we will positively impact the lives of hundreds of children and adults, particularly women as more than 70% of the participants of the Adult Literacy program are women.
For more information about ClimatePositive, please visit our website at climatepositive.com
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Pauline Tainton, Marketing Manager, SCB + 41 22 365 5307