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Meet the Member: Marie Braun, Project Manager, CO2logic
Member news | September 03, 2019
In our latest Meet the Member feature, we spoke with Marie Braun, Project Manager at CO2logic.
CO2logic is a consultancy firm offering sustainability strategy, reporting and offset services. CO2logic is specialized in calculating Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories, designing reduction strategies and offsetting incompressible CO2 emissions for companies, events and products willing to achieve carbon neutrality.
Keep reading to learn more about CO2logic, climate impact and sustainability strategies.
FACC: CO2logic supports organizations in their transition to the low carbon economy, helping them reduce their climate impact and their energy costs while giving them a significant competitive advantage. How did you end up working in the sustainability sector? What do you like the most about it?
MB: Over the past few years I’ve grown more and more concerned about the environment, so I started to live a low-waste lifestyle. Last year, I resigned from my job as an HR consultant to make a career switch into the sustainability field. I like to feel that personally and professionally I’m contributing to the overall efforts of making this a more sustainable planet.
FACC: You currently hold the role of project manager. What does a typical day consist of for you?
MB: Since we are a small team, there isn’t really a typical day. I can spend time helping write a proposal, attending a conference, calculating a carbon footprint, researching various emission factors, preparing a benchmark overview for a specific industry, drafting recommendations, writing a press release, responding to client emails, … This is another aspect that I like about my job: it’s very diverse!
FACC: What main challenges organizations face when they try to reduce their climate impact and how does CO2logic help them?
MB: The first challenge is to evaluate correctly your emissions and identify the main sources. The next challenge is to define a reduction strategy with short- and long-term goals and get everybody within the company on board. Internal and external communication is key to success.
CO2logic accompanies clients in this journey from determining the relevant data to collect to calculating their carbon footprint, identifying reduction opportunities, setting targets and monitoring tools, finding the right certified climate projects to offset the remaining incompressible emissions and finally communicating about these achievements.
FACC: What do you hope to bring to the FACC network, in terms of knowledge and expertise?
MB: I hope to be able to spread awareness about carbon accounting, environmental management and sustainability strategies. I hope I can share CO2logic’s expertise in these fields with the FACC network and help other members and the FACC achieve CO2 neutrality.
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