Stone & Chalk
Founded in Fintech, Stone & Chalk is shaping the future of emerging tech sectors by catalysing commercial success across our impact network.
We support startups and scaleups by providing structured programs and facilitating access to customers, capital, talent, expertise, community and insights.
“We are taking appropriate steps to recognise and reduce our own impact.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since February 2021.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
Stone & Chalk has recognised that many of our resident start-ups are tackling the challenge of climate change and we are taking appropriate steps to recognise and reduce our own impact.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Benefits include the feel-good factor of simply doing the right thing and taking steps to reduce our emissions, while supporting carbon offset programs for anything that we cannot reduce further. Our residents also receive ancillary benefits of the certification - as our physical hub emissions are certified carbon neutral, this includes the electricity and other emissions produced by residents working from our buildings - which means they can feel good about choosing to work with us.
In addition, we hope that potential future startups, corporate partners or government organisations recognise the importance of considering their emissions and follow suit or are more likely to partner with us in our overall objective of helping startups succeed.
What offset projects do you support?
A wind power project in India.
How can the community support you?
If you know someone working on a mid to late stage Startup or Scaleup in an emerging tech field, let them know about us! We want to hear from you.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
Our hub operations teams are always looking for new ideas on how to reduce our physical emissions. Currently our focus is on maximising usage of digital document sharing over printing, and encouraging our staff and residents to cycle/walk to work by improving our end-of-trip facilities. We plan on working with utilities providers to see what options are available in regards to more sustainable sourcing.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
It may seem daunting, but always remember it is the right thing to do. The first time you do it is also likely to be the hardest, each successive time becomes easier!