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 two run-of-the river hydroelectric schemes with capacities of 5 MW each. It utilizes surplus hydro potential available in Baner Khad & Iku Khad, both tributaries of the river Beas in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. The project displaces fossil fuel-based electricity generation and is estimated to achieve 35,912 tCO2e emission reductions annually.

Social Wellbeing: The project provides employment, which would not have occurred in the absence of the project in the area. The project reduces the energy deficit in the region and uplifts the vulnerable sections of society who are burdened by inadequate power supply and quality.

Economic Wellbeing: The project allows for a huge mobilisation of financial resources to an underprivileged region. Thereby contributing to the development of infrastructure in the area. The project creates additional development in the region, there by alleviating the poverty in the area. The project contributes to gender equality by providing equal opportunities for both genders.

Environmental Wellbeing: The project has no negative impact on the surrounding environment and contributes to environmental well-being.

Technological wellbeing: The project demonstrates the harness of hydro potential in difficult terrains and in small streams in the Himalayan region. The project also demonstrates the opportunities available for cleaner energy technologies.

 We are passionate about reducing our footprint.

(*)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.