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GBA Sustainability Series: An introduction to your carbon footprint

On January 12th, 2023, The Green Book Alliance held a webinar introducing Scope 1, 2, and 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions as part of its Sustainability Series. A recording and presentation slides are available below.


As the book publishing industry works to embrace sustainability and manage its carbon footprint, most companies are learning first-hand about how their emissions contribute to their unique carbon footprint. To reduce an organization’s carbon footprint and impact climate change, each firm must understand and measure its greenhouse gas emissions. But what emissions do various companies control, and how do we measure when responsibility may reside somewhere else in the supply chain?


The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) divides emissions into three scopes: Scope 1 emissions (direct emissions from sources owned or controlled by a company); Scope 2 emissions (indirect emissions from purchased electricity, steam, heat, and cooling); and Scope 3 emissions (all other emissions associated with a company’s activities). In this webinar, a panel of sustainability veterans will discuss the three scopes, explain where to look and how to estimate emissions and share stories of their sustainability journeys.


Panellists included:

Courtney Ward-Hunting (Senior Sustainability Production Manager), Penguin Random House U.K.

Liam Conway, Vice President Advisory Services, carbonzero, Canada


Liam Conway's slides

Courtney Ward-Hunting's slides




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