Beyond Net Zero: Climate Justice Requires More Than Carbon Accounting

Brand sustainability efforts must work to correct—rather than replicate—environmental injustices

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Climate change isn’t hitting everyone equally. Areas most at risk to climate disasters, often referred to as “frontline communities,” tend to be the ones that are already closest to factories that spew air and water pollution, waste dumps that send toxins into the soil and water, or truck routes that send clouds of diesel exhaust into surrounding areas.

As brands shape their climate goals and sustainability messaging, understanding and addressing those inequities will be crucial to success—especially as the impacts accelerate and awareness grows among employees and consumers.




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