The two-month pilot was aimed at raising the competitiveness of participating companies in a marketplace where the ability to present accurate data about environmental impact is increasingly becoming a deciding factor in a company’s overall attractiveness to investors and customers.
After a tendering exercise, Impact Forecast was chosen to provide its digital forecasting tool as well as coaching each company on life cycle assessment and producing carbon savings estimates which were then independently validated.
The project gave participating companies and CENSIS staff free access to these services to gain insights into climate impact, which would be a costly exercise with conventional impact services. The programme closed with a workshop helping the companies pitch their low carbon credentials to potential investors and customers.
Other representatives of Scotland’s economic development agencies and partner organisations also took part to increase their awareness of carbon lifecycle analysis , including South of Scotland Enterprise (SoSE), Zero Waste Scotland, our sister Innovation Centres The Data Lab and the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), and the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC).