The European Climate Pact Pledge

We, the next-incubator, would like to contribute to protecting the climate and inspire others to follow. This is one of the main goals we want to achieve. Which is why we have joined the European Pathway Pledge through which we commit to defined goals.

Pathway Actions cover a wide spectrum of climate-friendly activities. They can represent a first commitment to protecting the climate, leading to more courageous steps for experienced players and to the definition of goals.

next incubator's pathway actions:

Using several steps, the next-incubator commits to reducing its initial 2022 carbon emissions by 2 % compared to the base value of 65 (2019 t CO94,98e). These steps include a more rigid regulation for business trips by formulating an internal guideline, defining a head budget, optimising HVAC systems and controlling external procurement. The greenhouse gas balance includes the scopes 2 to 1 acc. to the GHG protocol and will be performed using the klima.metrix start-up’s analysis tool. The remaining emissions will be compensated by external carbon reduction and removal projects that meet the most stringent compensation standards such as the gold standard. klima.metrix accomplished. The remaining emissions are offset by external CO2 reduction and removal projects by following the strictest offsetting standards such as the gold standard.

Energy goal
For 2022, our goal is to reduce our initial energy sector carbon emissions by 2 % compared to the base value of 10 (2019 t CO4,28e). Parallel to the changes to the office premises (relocation), a comprehensive package of measures was implemented to raise awareness and promote energy efficiency. Among other things, a solution developed by the Canadian start-up ioAirFlow was used in a pilot project, allowing us to analyse our energy consumption and derive potential measures. ioAirFlow used in a pilot and thus analyzed the energy consumption and derived potential actions.

Passing on knowledge
Hosting webinars on relevant sustainability topics to provide new inputs and views from external experts on various topics. Covering topics such as carbon monitoring, climate protection projects or green technologies, these so-called “Next Skill Sessions” will be offered in rotations of 4 to 8 weeks:

11.02.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX "Balancing environmental assessment"

05.04.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX "What is zero waste & how to implement it"

01.06.2022 "Circular economy in a nutshell"

27.06.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX "Socioeconomics: Taxes vs. Subsidies"

06.10.2022 "Energy transition through sector coupling"

October 25.10.2022, XNUMX “Sustainability in Sports: No Planet, No Play”

10.11.2022 "Nudging towards Sustainability"

15.12.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX "Large-scale concerts according to cradle to cradle"

There is also an annual event on the subject of sustainability for and with business, organizations and science. The title of this event is 'Sustainability Inside':

September 21, 2022 "Sustainability Inside" with interactive workshops, panels and inputs on the impact fields of "Education in sustainability","From linear to circular economy" and "How do make may organisation sustainable"

KPI's for evaluation
All projects are evaluated for their environmental, economic and social impact. This quantitative and qualitative assessment is carried out by an international group of experts (compiled by the Finnish sustainability network SOLVED) with a focus on the greatest possible diversity (not only in terms of gender, but also geographic and personal and professional background). This score is an essential part of both the internal evaluation and the evaluation of future projects.