Climate Neutral is an independent non-profit organization working to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world by putting a price on carbon emissions.

We are enlisting brands in the fight against climate change by showing them that measuring and paying for their carbon emissions is cheaper and easier than they think.

Our Mission

Climate Neutral believes that brands, together with their consumers, can lead the transition to a low-carbon economy by placing a price on carbon within their business.

Climate Neutral was created to help make this process as simple, actionable and credible as possible. Our four step process enables brands to measure their footprint, identify opportunities to reduce, purchase offsets for un-reduced emissions and finally market their commitment to climate action to consumers through the use of the Certified Neutral label.

Through our community of Certified Climate Neutral brands, we will establish a compelling example for government that it’s time to put a global price on carbon.

Origins Of Climate Neutral

Founding organizations BioLite and Peak Design have been neutralizing their footprints since 2012 and 2018 respectively, united by a common belief that being accountable to carbon is the new normal for responsible business. Through direct experience with the process, both organizations came to the same conclusion: calculating and offsetting footprints was remarkably easy and surprisingly affordable – why weren’t more businesses doing this?

CEO’s Jonathan Cedar and Peter Dering explored the barriers to adoption and uncovered a simple profound insight: somewhere along the way, the carbon conversation got really complicated – and it fundamentally doesn’t have to be. Peter proposed consumers should be able to identify carbon neutral products as easily as certified organic products; Jonathan quickly agreed with the analogy, and Certified Climate Neutral was born.

Pairing business’ need for simplicity with the planet’s need for urgent action, Climate Neutral is a platform that connects organizations with the tools and partners to reliably - and quickly - neutralize their footprint, and a certification that amplifies the visibility and value of a brand taking responsibility for their carbon.

Climate Neutral is committed to making the path to carbon neutrality as accessible as possible for brands starting their journey and therefore does not charge for membership. The founding year of Climate Neutral has been funded by a $500,000 donation from Peak Design's 1% for the planet commitment, as well as $65,000 donation from BioLite’s operating budget. We are actively seeking potential donors who will provide the capital this organization needs to achieve worldwide scale.

The Team

Climate Neutral Team

Austin Whitman

CEO

Jack Horowitz

Program Manager

Board Of Directors

Peter Dering

Jonathan Cedar

Founding Director,
CEO of Peak Design

Founding Director,
CEO of BioLite