Who We Are
At ZERO IMPACT we see global warming as an opportunity to reimagine the way things are done and find new, innovative ways to begin the reduction of greenhouse gases in order to reverse global warming. Our solution offers our partners a way to contribute substantially to its environmental stainability goals at zero cost.
Zero Impact’s mission is to leave a healthier planet behind for the next generation. We don’t believe in blaming others or pointing out problems. We prefer to take action, question what is done and find better, innovative ways to help reverse global warming. Our roots are in the food and agriculture sector.
Our strength is to facilitate collaboration and participation between people and companies that share the desire to take climate action. Our unique selling propositions are:
- Environmental Sustainability Action at no cost as part of the ESG Practices
- A thorough understanding of the climate challenges and opportunities in the food and agriculture sector
- Execution capacity without losing sight of the big picture
For companies committed to helping reduce the effect of global warming, it is challenging to find meaningful, measurable ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They struggle to translate their commitments into actions and become a more sustainable business. This is especially true for companies in the Food and Beverage Sector, which account for 28% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Our focus is on the food and agriculture sector
The food and agriculture sector is responsible for 28% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Our roots are in this sector. Many people are surprised that this is equal to that of electricity generation, making them the top two contributors to climate change. The good news is that the food and agriculture sector has solutions for the problem it creates. One of the most effective solutions is agroforestry.
Agroforestry: climate-smart agriculture
Agroforestry is more than just planting trees (reforestation). It reduces CO2 more effectively in the long run by putting trees or bushes around or among crops and pastureland. There are a few additional advantages: trees and bushes attract animals which are the natural enemy of harmful bugs allowing farmers to use fewer pesticides and herbicides. They also improve the health of the soil, allowing farmers to use fewer fertilisers and water. And last but not least, they generate additional income from fruit, nuts and timber. All this makes the farmer’s business more resilient against the effects of climate change by lowering the cost and increasing the revenue. The benefits of transitioning to agroforestry are obvious, but for many farmers, the costs involved are prohibitive.
Helping farmers to transition to agroforestry
To transition the farmers need help in 2 ways: they need financial support and new knowledge and skills. What we offer the customers of our partners is the opportunity to make micro-crowdfund donations to support farmers by adding a small amount to their purchases. We also provide the farmers with the knowledge and skills to make the transition. The end result is an ESG action that is tailormade, robust and unique.
Climate change is nothing new. The rate at which is changes is. We are inspired by the impact technical solutions are making to reduce global warming. We are convinced ecological solutions have the same potential.
Together with agronomists and scientist we look for new ways to harness the power of our natural systems and implement what works. There is still time, but not for half measures.
The generations before us lacked the knowledge to act. We don’t and that gives us a shared responsibility to act. For that we need to cooperate with nature and with each other and confront the human causes of global warming.
We are not activists. Our agenda is human. We are convinced that it is our duty to leave a better earth behind for the future generations. Anything else would be asocial.
The food sector will be impacted more and more by the effects of global warming. Rising costs, increased regulations and pressure on eco-systems make the business environment unpredictable and threaten the viability of companies in the food sector.
We believe that solutions to reduce global warming also need to strengthen the viability and resilience of businesses. This allows them to do good instead of just preventing harm.