Climate & Net Zero

Climate & Net Zero

Net zero demands a robust strategy that is practical, defensible and actionable by the organization, without compromising commercial objectives. ERM partners with clients to create long-term value by translating the corporate climate vision into reimagined business models and portfolios, as well as asset level implementation actions that enhance operational performance.

Balance decarbonization with profitable growth

Stakeholders are demanding net zero alignment. Organizations and governments are facing expectations from investors, regulators, customers and society for a just transition to a low-carbon economy that incorporates climate justice and human rights.

Climate-related risks and opportunities are transforming the way organizations operate. Timely and purposeful identification, analysis and disclosure of climate impacts are critical for creating and protecting value.

Market shifts, technology disruptors and policy changes introduce material financial risks and opportunities. An informed and agile response is needed to safeguard credibility, reputation and profitability.

Financial compliance obligations, which initially focused on financial institutions, are now expanding to listed corporates and large privately-owned businesses.

Safeguard revenue and reputation with a future-proofed net zero strategy.

Align to capital markets

ERM’s approach delivers accurate and transparent climate-related financial risk and opportunity analysis. We help align value chain carbon emission evaluations with capital market expectations and business plans, which facilitates access to larger pools of capital at a lower cost.

Operationalize strategy

ERM leverages industrial and operational expertise to convert corporate net zero strategies into on-the-ground action. We assist clients with decarbonizing operations, evaluating products and services, and adjusting portfolios through mergers and acquisitions.

Establish net zero mindsets and processes

We accelerate organizational transformation by embedding change management into net zero strategy planning and roadmaps. By building carbon fluency with leaders and teams, tasks and initiatives can be contextualized and executed more effectively.

Unlock richer climate insights

ERM helps organizations enhance and harness climate data and analytics. We establish the capabilities and IT systems needed to advance net zero goals and portfolios and to enable effective progress reporting to investors and regulators.

Our approach

Achieve better outcomes with ERM’s Climate and Net Zero services

Ambition, goal and target setting

Physical and transition climate risk and opportunity framing, including scenario analysis

Decarbonization strategies, including reductions, removals and transition plans

Emissions quantifications and inventory development

Carbon accounting (from corporate to asset to product-level)

Verifiable, compelling and defensible disclosures

Compelling data visualization and robust analytics

Evaluation of low-carbon technologies, including carbon removal options

Clean energy procurement

Climate policy and carbon market analysis and intelligence


Contribute to decarbonization targets

Reduce risks and costs

Improve operational performance

Promote product differentiation

Our partnerships

ERM has an ever-expanding ecosystem of partners across each key area of the sustainability value chain, enabling us to meet our clients’ evolving needs and scale our impact.

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Our experience and insights are cross-industry and on a global scale


projects worked on in FY23


employees in 40+ countries globally


countries where we worked on projects in 2023


clients across all industries

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