recap client day 2024: future-proof climate impact

recap client day 2024: future-proof climate impact

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22 Mar 2024

On March 21, 2024, the annual Client Day of FairClimateFund took place at our parent organisation Cordaid in The Hague. Together, we gazed into the horizon as FairClimateFund marks its 15th anniversary this March—an important moment. We provided a glimpse into the future plans of our organisation and shared knowledge on how companies can sustainably manage their climate impact. On this day, we collectively brainstormed solutions for a green and fair future.

The day began with a welcome address by the moderator Margot Ribberink and a presentation by the director of our parent company Cordaid, Heleen van den Berg, about Cordaid and how we collaborate on the climate theme.

Afterwards, the first panel session started on our new 2030 strategy. The FairClimateFund team talked about our new goals, namely reaching as many as 1 million people by 2030 with CO2 reduction projects that are 100% based on Fairtrade principles. Additionally, we aim to further emphasize clean cooking in our projects, combining it with interventions on other themes such as tree planting, biodiversity, and training in a so-called climate academy. Finally, we also want to focus more on CO2 reduction in companies, as this is essential in the fight against climate change. To achieve this, we are intensifying our collaboration with current and new clients in the field of CO2 footprint calculations and CO2 reduction measures.

Next, the break-out sessions were on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) featuring Move to Impact: Camilla de Nardis, Yannick de Wit & Think Big Act Now: Mark Kouw. A session about European legislation that obliges large companies to report not only financial figures but also social and ecological results. Both speakers provided clarification on the CSRD and how this can serve as a dashboard for companies to initiate actions towards fair and sustainable entrepreneurship

The Client Day 2024 concluded with a presentation by colleague Kirsten Slikkerveer about our new cooperation guideline. It is very important to FairClimateFund that our carbon credits are used in a responsible and ethical manner by the end user. Kirsten talked about what has already been said and ended with a Q&A, where relations could provide input on how we can best implement this.

We want to thank Margot Ribberink as the moderator, Move to Impact and Think Big Act Now as speakers, Cordaid, and also Kipster, BitesWeLove, and Beewise for the collaboration on the Goodiebags.

This was a day full of inspiration, knowledge sharing, and concrete steps towards a more sustainable future. We look forward with enthusiasm to next year!

Photos of the day can be found here