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UK Charity Sector and the Journey to Net Zero

Aleron 2021 report on state of sustainability among UK charities

With the UK Government pledging to cut emissions by 78% by 2035 – how is the UK charity sector keeping pace? Our research paper looks at the Top 100 UK charities, what they need and should do, and what they are currently doing.


Key findings include:


-- An estimated 593 UK charities are required to comply with Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) legislation and disclose their carbon emissions

-- Almost one third (31%) of the top 100 UK charities assessed in this study did not comply with government regulations covering emissions and energy use in 2020

-- Only seven of the assessed charities had set net-zero emission targets in line with UK Government ambitions

-- Only 38% of the top 100 UK charities disclosed their organisations emissions by scope 1, 2 and 3

-- 30% of the UK top 100 charities do not have a responsible or ethical investment strategy, even though they had an average £555m in assets

 

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