Why Climatr was Founded
It is 2060, the cost of inaction on climate change has reached a staggering $44 trillion with the highest GDP losses in the middle-east, south and southeast Asia, and northern and sub-Saharan Africa .
- Businesses can reap great economic gains by building sustainably.
- Businesses should exploit sustainability to innovate on product or service offerings.
- According to the IPCC report in 2010, industrial processes as an economic sector contributes 21 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, making businesses the second largest contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions after the electricity/energy sector. If we are to achieve a climate of 1.5 °C, then businesses need to rethink their business model and operations.
- Building a sustainable enterprise – one that considers the economic, environmental and social aspects of doing business is a skill and requires a lot of conviction. Business owners / entrepreneurs cannot continue to use the conventional approach of building ventures to create the next decade of sustainable businesses that are innovative and resilient across its supply chain to the effects of climate change.
- Climate change will create instability in businesses by impacting the costs of producing goods and services variably across geographical regions, forcing some business sectors to become obsolete in affected regions. Severe weather, rising temperatures and natural resource scarcity will result in certain regions being unlivable. Adversely, mass migration due to the adverse living conditions could risk the viability of certain geographic markets, local labor force availability, and required infrastructure. This would increase the cost of goods and services and shrink market size for B2B ventures.
- Climate change will increase the uncertainty and magnitude of supply chain disruptions. Modern supply chain design for most business sectors is complicated enough ranging from their broad geographic scale, to niche goods mainly produced in particular areas. Areas affected by climate change would see decreased productivity disrupting business models and value proposition.
- In order to factor in climate resilience in businesses, critical attention must be given to environmental and social aspects of the business while exploring economic opportunities.
- Climate change will disrupt the delivery of goods and services in a speedy and timely manner, ultimately undermining the ability for businesses and its supply chain to respond to market demand speedily.
- Ultimately, we are pioneering a culture of sustainable business development in Africa, businesses with strong economic, environmental and social impact foundations to ensure their longevity and relevance. We provide the expertise through design thinking to ensure the advancement of this new way of building ventures, guaranteeing that businesses are a force for good for the environment, enabling social development (internally and externally) while thriving economically.
We are Climatr and we are Designing for organizational sustainability and Climate Action.
We help African organizations, startups, founders, and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) accelerate organizational development sustainably through a system-based sustainable approach.
Our team is committed to bringing circular and systemic design thinking into every facet of running an enterprise to affect the world sustainably which is why our processes and services are structured to promote the following SDG objectives: Industrial Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9), Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12), Climate Change (SDG 13) and Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17).