We are committed to finding and encouraging sustainable solutions for ourselves and in the healthcare and software sectors. Sustainability has long been a priority for our team. We have a history of investing in clean tech, such as Red Bag Solutions, a medical waste recycling machine company, and Bright Light Systems, an energy efficient lighting solution. We have made it a passion of ours to reduce waste around our office, switching to compostable cups, a sustainable water filtration system, and motion-activated lighting. When we heard about Green Places, we saw an opportunity to practice what we preach in a meaningful and impactful way. Encouraging sustainable practices is a crucial piece of our world’s future, and we are proud to support that vision any way we can.
Being carbon neutral means your carbon emissions are balanced by carbon negative projects to eliminate your impact on the environment. Research shows that sustainable businesses have an advantage over others. By becoming a carbon neutral business, you can help fight climate change, increase your company value, improve employee recruiting and retention, build brand loyalty, attract more customers and improve the overall community. Investing in carbon negative projects offers a effective solution to take action against emissions from essential business operations that can't be eliminated.
A recurring commitment to sustainability provides your customers, employees, and prospective employees with proof that your company is working towards a better planet for all. This commitment can include quantifiable goals set by your company and transparency on emissions and business practices.
Knowing where you are is the best place to start. Green Places uses methodology developed and supported by top climate institutions like UC Berkeley to calculate a business’ carbon footprint, identifying the total emissions your business is responsible for producing, and using (directly and indirectly). Understanding your emissions allows companies to be smart about what next steps they take on their climate journey!
In today’s world, it is no longer optional to play a passive part in building a sustainable future. People search for business partners who care, and as leading investors, in the software and healthcare space, we have the ability to leverage our reputation as a positive force. We hope with our commitment to carbon neutrality that we can inspire our community to do the same.