The “Net Zero School”: AXA Climate Announces New Decarbonization Training

16 January 2023

Written by: Ana Pachon, ,

  • All industries need to decarbonize their activities now, to stand any chance of meeting 2030 Paris Agreement targets
  • AXA Climate and Blunomy have created a new training offering for professional firms serving different sectors to understand the decarbonization pathways their clients could embrace
  • The new training, “Net Zero School”, aims at providing concrete insights on how sectors can concretely decarbonize beyond Net Zero commitments

The Climate School, the e-learning arm of sustainable insurance and consulting leader  AXA Climate, in partnership with specialist global sustainability company Blunomy, today announced a new 10-syllabus curriculum specially architected to aid the global economy.

The climate emergency is real and after the time for commitments, now is the time for action. Decarbonization pathways will be different from one sector to another, however, and it is critical to understand the carbon reduction potentials of each sector to accelerate their change. Through the Net Zero School training, knowledge workers across services companies can understand the decarbonization challenges of some of the most CO2 intensive sectors including oil & gas, power, agri-food, road transportation, and cement.

The curriculum has been specifically curated to help professional services companies understand the carbon footprint of the major industries they work with, and more importantly the actionable decarbonization levers. 

Candidates for taking Net Zero School include regulators, financial institutions, insurance companies and management consultancies, and other services providers.

Teams completing Net Zero School will:

  • Fully understand what’s at stake and why the sector their clients work in needs to decarbonize (including climate risks)
  • Appreciate how the different economic sector can transition (technology, business models),
  • Get examples on transition strategies corporate market players could adopt to build resilient, but fully sustainable, business models.

With interactive courses, The Net Zero School mixes theoretical concepts with concrete examples of decarbonization issues of each studied sector. It details the opportunities of the transition, the current obstacles, and takes examples of companies that are front runners or those that are lagging. Finally, Net Zero School examines the good practices but also the areas where it will be more difficult to decarbonize. The objective of this training is to give companies the right tools to better understand the transition of each sector to help their entire value chain to decarbonize. 

Drawing on a range of experts

Net Zero School has been created by multiple experts from AXA Climate, The Climate School, and specialist global sustainability company, Blunomy.

AXA Climate School President, Antoine Poincaré says:

The demand first came from our clients. With our first training offer, The Climate School, we were talking about sustainable transformation internally, but many organizations, especially financial services companies, needed to understand the trends of sustainable transformation for their clients, and for the whole economy. The task was immense, which is why we felt it was necessary to join forces with Blunomy, which has been working on various sectors of the real economy for years. The result is interesting because it is very concrete, so we can answer questions people have right now, such as ‘Are oil extraction professionals well placed to work in offshore wind? Which players in the agri-food industry can invest in biomass energy production?’ and so on.”

 Ines Galichon, Partner at Blunomy, says:

“Blunomy teams have now accumulated an enormous amount of expertise on the levers and roadmaps that lead to successful decarbonization across many key sectors. Transferring that knowledge is critical, and contributes to our mission to massively accelerate the transition to a Greener, common future for humanity, so we are delighted to work with a true educational pioneer in this space, AXA Climate.

“This product is the first result of ongoing and deep collaboration between two companies that share the same goal: we hope it will be useful to professionals in multiple sectors, and we look forward to continuously developing and extending it together.”

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