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SCDI and Pawprint partner up to tackle climate change

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) have announced they have partnered with Pawprint for Business to empower all employees to take the lead in tackling climate change. This partnership builds on the SCDI’s mission of building sustainable, inclusive economic growth for everywhere in Scotland by providing employees with the ability to measure, understand and reduce their own carbon footprints through Scottish eco tech app Pawprint.   

SCDI is an independent, not-for-profit membership network representing the private, public and third sectors, seeking to influence government and key stakeholders to deliver social, economic and environmental prosperity for all of Scotland. 2021 is the company’s 90th year.   

Edinburgh based Pawprint, is a behavioural change platform which combines the very latest in carbon data and technology empowering people to make small changes in their daily routines to deliver a lasting, positive impact on the environment. Pawprint For Business, designed specifically for employee populations, was launched earlier this year. Alongside access to the Pawprint app, organisations benefit from tailored Sprints and reports highlighting (amongst other things) their rolled up carbon savings and how employees feel about sustainability, and their employers efforts in tackling the climate crisis. These reports enable businesses and organisations to embed sustainable values into their plans and support employees’ personal efforts.  

Sara Thiam, CEO at SCDI and Christian Arno, Founder and CEO at Pawprint came together as part of the Pawprint Summer Sprint Tour to talk about all things Climate Tech (image attached). SCDI put the voices and views of business at the heart of their research and Pawprint feature as a case study in the recent SCDI report ‘Innovation Nation – Scotland’s Net Zero Mission and Climate Tech Opportunity’. Climate Tech – SCDI – SCDI 

Christian Arno, Founder and CEO at Pawprint said; “Having personally conducted interviews with many, many businesses, I know there’s a huge appetite from organisations of all sizes, for Pawprint. Climate change affects us all and it’s inspiring to have an organisation such as the SCDI leading by example with their employees living the values the organisation embodies and using Pawprint themselves, as they seek to build a more sustainable economic future for Scotland.”  

Sara Thiam, CEO at SCDI said; “Organisations want to do the right thing when it comes to climate change but many of us struggle with where to start. Pawprint offers us a unique opportunity to walk the walk by giving us the data we need to inform our decisions. I’m delighted to take part in this home-grown initiative which has huge potential for adoption around the world.” 

Pawprint helps businesses to accelerate and amplify their positive impact by empowering people to fight climate change and use their influence in every area of their lives. 

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