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Responsible Investment

The financial industry has a critical role to play in the transition to a more equitable and sustainable society and the shift to a decarbonised future. As momentum rapidly increases toward a focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), organisations embracing the principles and frameworks of responsible investment such as the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) will be the leaders of the future.

Our team of experts deliver tailored responsible investment services. These include identifying, calculating and transparently reporting emissions associated with financed investments and help facilitating the shift to carbon neutrality. We also provide assistance with reporting to frameworks such as the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and support and guidance for the risks and opportunities in investment strategies.

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Climate Active carbon neutral certification | 100% Australian Carbon Credit Offset Units

Carbon Neutrality

Climate Active Certification

More and more businesses are choosing to go carbon neutral. Going carbon neutral in accordance with a carbon neutral standard such as Climate Active, means a business can credibly claim carbon neutrality.

Climate Active is the the leading carbon neutral certification program in Australia. It consists of a suite of standards and a certification framework for business, products and/or activities. Climate Active is administered by Australia’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and underpinned by a rigorous and transparent protocol, adding to the certifications credibility and impact. The Climate Active carbon neutral certification is one of the most rigorous carbon neutral certifications in the world.

Going Carbon Neutral With Climate Active

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Our Team

Our team are experienced in assisting organisations navigating responsible investment frameworks and we have one of the largest reams of registered Climate Active Consultants in Australia. Get in touch to find out how we can help you reach your goals. 

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Matthew Herington

Senior Consultant
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Matias Sellanes

Senior Consultant

Carbon Accounting for Investments - PCAF

Financial institutions have an important role to play in the global transition to a low carbon economy. Australian financial institutions are increasingly mobilising to better understand not only emissions under direct control of the business, but also emissions associated with the investments and portfolio of assets under finance, or ‘financed emissions’. The flow-on impact on downstream asset owners and operators as financial institutions mature in their understanding of its financed emissions can be significant. The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) released the Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Financial Industry – the first and only of its kind providing robust accounting tools for financed emissions, backed by the GHG Protocol. We help financial institutions take a leading role towards responsible investment, to identify, calculate and transparently report on emissions associated with financed investments, based on the PCAF framework and industry best practice.

ESG Frameworks

Financial institutions are increasingly recognising their responsibilities as ethical and social investors, and ensuring Environmental, Social and Corporate governance (ESG) values are reflected in investment decisions. Globally, socially responsible investment that considers ESG factors in portfolio selection and management now stands at over US$30 trillion. Our team are uniquely positioned with deep expertise that spans environmental and social governance. We are able to support financial institutions to create ESG insights reports on downstream financed assets, develop roadmaps to identify and manage ESG risk, support and guide reporting against key ESG risk areas and reduce the emissions intensity of the portfolio, while supporting financial investment objectives.

Climate Active Certification for the Finance Industry

The leading carbon neutral certification program in Australia is the Australian Government’s Climate Active Carbon Neutral Program, which requires entities to calculate, reduce, offset, audit and report on emissions based on international standards tailored to Australia.

We have one of the largest teams of qualified Climate Active Consultants in Australia, who undertake technical assessments, and conduct third party validation for carbon neutral certification against Climate Active. Our team is adept at navigating the Climate Active process for the finance industry, having worked with some of the most well-known Australian financial institutions and investors to successfully achieve certified carbon neutrality.


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    ​AWESOME STREETFOOD, ZERO CARBON – that’s Atiyah. With its launch in 2020, Atiyah became Australia’s first 100% renewable-run street food zero-carbon kitchen certified under Climate Active. Atiyah sets operational carbon efficiency benchmarks and raises awareness about the global warming impact of food choices. They even disclosed the footprint of every item on their menu to empower their customers’ low-carbon lifestyle. We assist ATIYAH with their carbon neutrality certification.



    Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. Intrepid has been a pioneer in measuring and reporting carbon emissions since 2010. When it joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.


    CARBON NEUTRAL ORGANISATION & PRODUCT NEXTDC are one of Australia‘s most trusted providers of data centre solutions. Since 2018 we’ve been assisting them with their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) accounting and in March 2021, the company broke ground with the launch of NEXTneutral, an innovative Climate Active-compliant colocation opt-in program for their customers. Learn more.


    Goodman Group is an ASX20 global property expert in logistics and business space. It owns, develops and manages industrial property in 17 countries. We provide strategic advisory on Goodman’s operational GHG inventory and trajectory, the GHG intensity of its investment portfolio, net zero pathway and carbon neutral certification, as well as the renewable energy delivery strategy.


    ISPT is one of Australia’s largest unlisted property fund managers, with over $11.9 billion of funds under management. We assist ISPT with its net zero pathway, land-based offset strategy as well as maintaining its carbon neutral certification. When ISPT joined the Climate Active network, it pioneered many concepts. It became the first participant under Climate Active to voluntarily include base building operations on all its owned and operated properties into its organisational certification and, as an industry first, procured 100% Australian Carbon Credit Offset Units (ACCUs).


    BHP is an ASX listed, world-leading resources company and are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. They also have substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal. We assist BHP comply with energy and greenhouse gas legislation and advise facilities on matters related to energy use and production emissions.


    Intrepid Travel is the largest small group adventure travel company in the world. Responsible business is at the heart of what Intrepid does. We assist Intrepid with their Human Rights reporting obligations as well as many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting. This includes its Science-based target (SBT), making them the first tour operator with approved SBT. When Intrepid joined the Climate Active family in 2018, it became the largest global provider of carbon neutral certified travel adventures and the first company to voluntarily include all global operations in its certification.


    Lion is a global beverage company with a portfolio of brands in beer, cider, wine, spirits, seltzers, and non-alcoholic drinks. Lion has four large and four small Australian breweries, and its brands include XXXX, GOLD, Tooheys New, and Little Creatures. We assisted Lion to become Australia’s first large-scale brewer to be certified as carbon neutral under Climate Active in 2020.

    QANTAS Airline

    Founded in the Queensland outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be Australia’s largest domestic and international airline. We have worked with Qantas since 2016 on a variety of emissions reduction projects.


    Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling. We assist Orica with their regulatory reporting such as NGERs and also carbon abatement projects.

    Fulton Hogan

    Fulton Hogan has more than 80 years experience in the transport, water, energy, mining, civil construction and land development infrastructure in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.
    We assist Fulton Hogan comply with NGER and NPI legislation for their extensive national operations. We work Fulton’s team to streamline reporting procedures to avoid duplicating data handling and transparently demonstrate data flows and aggregations.


    Toyota Australia was founded in 1963 and is one of Australia’s leading automotive companies. We have worked with Toyota since 2018 on many aspects of its GHG accounting, target setting, reduction initiatives, and reporting. We continue to inform strategic decisions around the contribution of the Australian business to the realisation of Toyota’s global Environmental Challenge 2050.

    H&H Group / Swisse Wellness

    H&H Group is a global health and nutrition company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Consumer brands include Biostime, Solid Gold Pet, Dodie, Good Goût, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare, CBII, and Swisse Wellness, a vitamin, supplement, and skincare brand, born in Australia in 1969. We have been working with Swisse and the group on many aspects of its GHG accounting and reporting, including the ongoing management of its Climate Active certification.


    AGL is one of Australia’s leading energy companies offering electricity, gas, solar and renewable energy services, plus internet and mobile plans. We have assisted AGL for over five years on a variety of activities including audit and assurance projects.


    Viva Energy is a leading energy company which supplies about a quarter of Australia’s fuel requirements. Viva Energy make, import, blend and deliver fuels, lubricants, solvents and bitumen through extensive national and international supply chains. We assist Viva Energy with a range of energy and greenhouse gas related projects. These include annual NGER reporting, Safeguard baseline setting, advice on Emission Reduction Fund opportunities and emission trajectories.