At Inner Circle we relish the challenge of solving the knottiest problems and innovating for social good and local economic prosperity, across all of our external work and inside our own business. We recognise that the Climate Emergency requires us all to take meaningful action now and every day, and we are working closely with all of our clients to help them do the same.

We think that cities, towns and places are platforms for climate innovation, where communities can find ways to decarbonise, nurture nature and build resilience – and in so doing, create a return on investment that can simultaneously keep tackling climate change and support next generation social infrastructure and services to support good living for all. You can find some examples of our groundbreaking work on the case studies section.

The Climate Change Act of 2019 commits the UK to achieving net zero carbon by 2050. We have joined the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign and signed the UN Climate Pledge to be net zero carbon across our business by 2040. We are committed to measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis; implementing decarbonisation strategies through real business changes and innovations; and to neutralise any remaining emissions additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net zero annual carbon emissions well before the UN target of 2040.

Learn more about how we are joining the race to zero with and for our clients and have a view by downloading our current Environmental Policy here (link to the pdf).

Our Housing and Urban Regeneration specialist Matthew Nimmo has written for Municipal Journal on the how the need to tackle climate change presents a major challenge to the dominant model of housing estate regeneration. Read full article here.