CLIMATE ACTION AT DALBERG
At Dalberg, our mission is to build a more inclusive and sustainable world where all people, everywhere, can reach their fullest potential. As we strive to bring to life a positive social impact through our work with communities and organizations across the public and private sectors, we recognize that all change starts at home. It is with this in mind that we created our climate commitment.
Dalberg’s Climate Commitment is a response to what we believe are the defining challenges of our time: the climate crisis, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, and the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. At Dalberg, we are especially concerned about the impact on the world’s poorest. The people least responsible for creating the problem will be the ones hardest hit by the consequences.
Dalberg seeks to protect and restore the planet by taking concrete steps to help solve these challenges, recognizing that the solutions we advance must also support greater equity and inclusion.
To learn more about our Climate Commitment see the press release here.
Tata Trusts – Indian Climate Change Collaborative
Dalberg was engaged by a consortium of philanthropies to assist in establishing a pan-India, climate change collaborative. Dalberg played a dual role – knowledge partner and process facilitator. In its capacity as knowledge partner the Dalberg team i) conducted rapid secondary research, ii) consulted climate change experts and iii) developed content to provide a landscape view of the climate change situation in India, including India’s vulnerability to climate change, the current and future impacts and its relevance to philanthropy.
The ClimateWorks Foundation – Strategy for Climate Mitigation in Africa
While Africa is not currently a major source of carbon emissions globally, the next three to five years represent a window to support sustainable development objectives while heading off potentially large future emissions. ClimateWorks Foundation and Good Energies Foundation commissioned Dalberg to conduct new research and analysis to help the philanthropic community better understand mitigation opportunities in Africa with high decarbonization potential and strong development co-benefits.
World Wildlife Fund – Plastics Eradication Strategy
Dalberg developed an organization-wide plastics strategy for WWF, based on internal and external recommendations and WWF’s comparative market advantage. This included mapping WWF’s existing plastics initiative and conducting a comprehensive landscaping of external organizations working in the space through desk research and consultative interviews. Dalberg developed a presentation outlining the proposed vision, targets and key activities, which was presented at the WWF CEO Annual Conference.
OUR FOOTPRINT AND OFFSETS
Dalberg conducted a baseline assessment of its carbon footprint for 2019 in order to meet our climate commitment of ‘Measuring and Reducing’ our impact on the environment. The firm emitted 6,070 tCO2e in 2019, approximately 12 tCO2e per person. Dalberg offices produced 7.9 tonnes of plastic waste, or 15.7 kg per person. Our carbon and plastic footprints have been offset in line with our climate commitment to Carbon and Plastic Neutrality. In 2019, we supported the following projects and solutions with Natural Capital Partners, Ecometrica and rePurpose.