Leadership

An Introduction to Net Zero for Business

An Introduction to Net Zero for Business

An Introduction to Net Zero for Business

This course empowers sustainability managers to accelerate organisational net zero goals amidst heightened stakeholder scrutiny, equipping them with actionable strategies to drive ambitious sustainability initiatives.

1

1

hr

hr

Recommended Duration

Self-paced

Self-paced

Online learning

1

Eco-literacy assessment

1

CPD credits

4

Employee surveys

Overview

In this course, participants will gain practical insights into implementing net zero strategies for business sustainability.

They will develop a clear understanding of key terms and risks associated with net zero strategies, identify opportunities for ambitious commitments, and learn how to engage employees effectively in achieving net zero goals.

By the end of the course, learners will be equipped to create actionable plans, including setting ambitious net zero targets, conducting risk assessments, and implementing employee engagement strategies to drive meaningful sustainability outcomes in their organisations.

Assessment Criteria

The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes and is graded by percentage. There are 10 multiple choice questions (MCQs) upon completion of four lessons. The certification criteria is 40%, and learners may retake the assessment.

SDG's

Business Value

Companies that implement net zero strategies can experience a cut of around 2-4% of their operating costs annually.

Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will have a strong understanding of:

Key terms relevant to net zero strategies.

The risks of not implementing an accurate net zero strategy.

Opportunities associated with committing to an ambitious net zero strategy.

How to effectively engage employees in their organisation's net zero strategy.

Shareable certificate

Shareable certificate

Course Breakdown

Course Breakdown

4

sections

1

hr

duration

Terminology

Terminology

Terminology

Participants will differentiate between the foundational terms and concepts crucial to understanding net zero strategies, including carbon neutrality, Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, carbon offsets, and carbon accounting methodologies.

Actionable Outcome:

Develop a glossary of key terms related to net zero strategies applicable to your business context.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

Risks

Risks

Risks

This section explores the risks and consequences businesses face by not adopting or inaccurately implementing a net zero strategy, such as regulatory non-compliance, reputational damage, and missed opportunities for sustainable growth.

Actionable Outcome:

Conduct a risk assessment to identify potential gaps in current net zero strategies and develop a plan to address them.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

Opportunities

Opportunities

Opportunities

Participants will examine the strategic advantages and business opportunities of committing to ambitious net zero targets, including enhanced brand reputation, cost savings through energy efficiency, access to green finance, and regulatory compliance.

Actionable Outcome:

Develop a roadmap for setting and achieving ambitious net zero targets aligned with business objectives and sustainability goals.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

Engaging Employees in Net Zero Strategies

Engaging Employees in Net Zero Strategies

Engaging Employees in Net Zero Strategies

This section focuses on strategies to engage employees in the organisation's net-zero strategies, including training programs, communication strategies, employee engagement campaigns, and recognition programs.

Actionable Outcome:

Create a guidebook outlining steps to engage employees effectively in net zero strategies, fostering a culture of sustainability within the organisation.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

What people are saying

What people are saying

What people are saying

Áine Higgins

Head, ESG and Sustainability

"NTR had the pleasure of working with the Vyra Team. The training was engaging, beautifully presented, and prompted participants to consider what they could do to help the biodiversity challenge.  The structure of the training made it easy for all to fit into busy schedules."

Jan 2024

Sean O’Connell

Event Operations Executive

“At the beginning of our sustainability journey, we were looking for assistance in helping us to educate our staff on the various topics in this space. We found Vyra’s online platform and content the perfect tool to achieve this.”

Mar 2023

David Terceño

ESG & Corporate Communications

"Working with Vyra has allowed us to develop high quality biodiversity and sustainability modules that are not only informative but also engaging and easy to complete, allowing our employee to keep their focus in all their essential work."

Jun 2023

Nay Pereira

Sustainability Co-ordinator

"Vyra is an amazing tool that makes sustainability part of our everyday life, combining practical challenges and a great interface with trustworthy information on a wide variety of ESG topics. It really helps us to inspire and empower our team!"

Nov 2022

Nick Tennant

ESG & Commercial Reporting Manager

"If approached by others I would strongly recommend the use of the Vyra training courses."

May 2024

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