OUR COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Being a member of 1% For The Planet and a certified B Corporation keeps us on track in walking our talk and being our best. We work with Leaf, a climatech company providing a powerful SaaS to manage our climate strategy to reduce our emissions, keep them in check and offset what we emit. As we grow our goal is to be 100% solarized. And we’d love to get into regenerative agriculture. Although we built Vista Caballo sustainably we are committed to staying sustainable, growing regeneratively and doing whatever we can do to help with climate change. Our greatest impact is the cumulative effect of equipping mission-driven companies, or those who want to become mission-driven, with the knowledge, tools and and leadership skills needed to achieve their missions in an accelerated time frame. Business leaders have a major role to play in consciousness. Businesses can close the gap in healing the harm we have inflicted on each other and nature.
Vista Caballo is committed to mitigating climate change starting with our personal footprint. The United Nations has 17 sustainable development goals which includes climate action. By generating our own energy with solar panels we are avoiding 6 TONS of C02 emissions annually. For those emissions that were emitted, this year we purchased CERs (*) from the state-of-the-art 228 MW natural gas-based grid-connected power plant located in Jegurupadu, India, this project stands as a beacon of the future for sustainable energy. This power plant plays a pivotal role in exporting electricity to the Indian southern grid, making a substantial impact on reducing carbon emissions and addressing power shortages. This project contributes to advancing sustainable development across multiple fronts:
Social Wellbeing: the project supports initiatives such as building bus shelters, schools, and road repairs, directly benefiting thousands of individuals in the region.
Economic Wellbeing: the project fosters new economic opportunities, offers support to the local workforce, and contributes to national energy security by reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
Environmental Wellbeing: By supplying cleaner electricity to the Southern Indian grid, the project participate in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the mitigation of air pollutants.
Technological wellbeing: The project partners champions cleaner technology and the efficient use of natural gas for power generation, leading the way in technological advancement.
We stay dedicated to reducing our footprint as we grow.
(*)CERs (certified emission reductions) are carbon credits issued by UNFCCC (United Framework Convention on Climate Change) by implementing projects in developing countries that have followed strict rules (methodologies approved by UNFCCC) also verified by a third party (accredited by UNFCCC), named CDM (Clean Development Mechanism). This strict process provides credibility to offsetting those emissions that, by the time being, have not been able to be avoided by your personal or organization´s activities. Buying CERs rewards projects in developing countries for having implemented emission reduction initiatives and promotes forthcoming ones.