zkipster is Climate Neutral Certified

zkipster powers the best events around the world, and our team is based in ten cities across three continents. We believe we have a responsibility to protect our planet and decrease environmental impact in the communities in which we live and work. That’s why we’ve achieved Carbon Neutrality with Climate Neutral.
Our way to a net-zero future
Partnering with Climate Neutral, a nonprofit organization that works to decrease global carbon emissions, we were able to offset our entire 2020 footprint by purchasing carbon credits to fund climate change solutions. We are committed to reducing our overall emissions and maintaining carbon neutrality across our operations.
Climate Neutral

1. Measure

We used operational data to estimate our carbon footprint for the year.

2. Offset

Our entire carbon footprint has been offset using verified carbon credits.

Example carbon offset projects

3. Reduce

We have implemented a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions within our own operations and supply chain.

Carbon Offsets

Offsetting drives investment into climate change solutions and accelerates the global transition to a low carbon economy. Our carbon credits come from reforestation, renewable energy and clean cookstove projects around the world.

Taking climate action together
Our business was founded on bringing people together, and as a Climate Neutral Certified brand, we're part of a network of more than 300 like-minded businesses from around the world. We'd love to work with other brands from within the Climate Neutral community, and to hear about the ways our existing clients are tackling climate change. By working together, we can reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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What is zkipster's carbon footprint?
The carbon we have offset through Climate Neutral (203 tCO2e) is equivalent to:

– Carbon sequestered by 249 acres of forests in one year
– 8,638 trash bags of waste recycled instead of sent to landfill
– 44.1 passenger vehicles driven over one year
What does the Climate Neutral Certified label mean for zkipster?
We’re a company that is taking immediate and rigorous climate action. We have measured and offset all of the emissions it takes to run our business, produce products or services, and deliver them to our clients. We are working reduce our carbon footprint.
Why now?
It’s no secret that 2020 was a challenging year for business. In the face of unexpected obstacles, radical pivots, and new ways of working, we’ve learned that we are able to face big challenges as individuals, a team, and a society. Globally, we emit almost 60 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases every year. These are the carbon emissions that cause climate change, and the events industry should also do its part.

We’re acting now because scientifically-vetted solutions to climate change exist, and they are accessible to brands like ours. As Olivia, our Chief Revenue Officer put it, “we understand that carbon emissions are the root cause of climate change, and we understand how our activities lead to greenhouse gas emissions. We are keen to start now in making a difference.”
What is a carbon credit?
A carbon credit is a standard unit which represents carbon emission reductions. One credit equals one tCO2e (tCO2e stands for tonnes (t) of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (e). People who eliminate GHG emissions can generate and sell carbon credits. People who want to offset their emissions can buy carbon credits. Carbon credits are generated through a variety of projects and technologies, ranging from reforestation initiatives that sequester (suck up) CO2, to micro-grid solar projects which substitute fossil fuel-based energy production with reliable clean sources of energy that don’t emit greenhouse gases into our atmosphere.
What does tCO2e mean?
There are six main GHGs, so it’s helpful to count them with a single unit: tCO2e. tCO2e stands for tonnes (t) of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (e). “Tonne” is a fancy way of writing metric ton, or 2,200 pounds. “Carbon dioxide equivalent” is a standard unit for counting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions regardless of whether they’re from carbon dioxide or another gas, such as methane.
How does offsetting help fight climate change and support sustainable development?
Offsetting drives investment into climate change solutions. The UN projects that it will cost roughly between $1 and $3 trillion USD annually to avoid the worst effects of climate change. As more and more companies mobilize, offsets can greatly speed up the rate at which this finance gap is filled, accelerating the global transition to a low carbon economy.

Oftentimes projects which generate carbon credits will not only reduce emissions but also simultaneously achieve a wide variety of other social and environmental benefits (known as co-benefits). These co-benefits are commonly aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and support areas such as biodiversity conservation, boosting rural income, providing clean water, protecting the ozone layer, and much more.
Isn't offsetting just a "get-out-of-jail-free" card?
No – all companies should reduce as much as they can internally while offsetting unavoidable emissions. It’s not an ‘either or’. Buying quality offsets for the emissions that can’t be reduced today will always be better than leaving them unchecked.

A 2019 report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) show that human-caused emissions must fall 45% below 2010 levels over the next decade. The window to achieve our needed reductions is closing quickly, and we need to pull out all the stops, combining internal reduction measures with immediate action through offsetting. Both are essential, and purchasing carbon credits is an option that we have right now that drives critical funding into carbon-reducing projects all across the globe. Supporting offset projects can both remove carbon from the atmosphere and prevent it from being emitted in the first place.
How can you evaluate the quality of a carbon credit?
The market for carbon offsets has a strong system of third-party verification and Climate Neutral only allows offsets that are generated from the most trustworthy and scientifically rigorous standards. The current offset standards that Climate Neutral allows can be seen as follows:

Verified Carbon Standard
American Carbon Registry
Gold Standard
Clean Development Mechanism
Climate Action Reserve

These programs help ensure the integrity of offsetting projects by verifying that carbon credits meet the big six requirements: real, permanent, quantifiable, verifiable, enforceable, and additional.
What is Climate Neutral?
Climate Neutral is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. They are governed by a Board of Directors and work with an extensive group of external advisors, who are listed here.