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Net-Zero Business podcast: Princes’ journey to carbon neutrality and spotlight on beyond-supply energy options

In response to the accelerated pace at which corporates are examining and setting net-zero targets to help alleviate the climate crisis, edie’s monthly Net-Zero Business podcast was created. Up next, we talk low-carbon food and drink with Princes and business energy solutions with EDF Energy.

All edie podcast episodes can be listened to via iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Soundcloud

All edie podcast episodes can be listened to via iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Soundcloud

Following on from the UK Government’s world-leading net-zero carbon commitment, edie’s spinoff podcast series, Net-Zero Business, hears from the trendsetters and trailblazers of responsible businesses.

Since the UK Government set its 2050 net-zero target into law, more and more businesses are attempting to get ahead of the political curve by strengthening carbon and energy strategies and pledging to become net-zero businesses well before the 2050 deadline.

The Net-Zero Business podcast is a monthly digest of episodes that are 35 minutes or less in length. It usually features one in-depth interview with a sustainability or energy manager at a business working towards net-zero or carbon-neutrality. But, for this month’s special edition, sponsored by EDF Energy, we are also exploring how businesses can go beyond renewable energy tariffs and invest in other solutions to supercharge decarbonisation – even against the backdrop of Covid-19.  

First up is an interview with Princes Group’s corporate relations director David McDiarmid. McDiarmid provides more information on how the food and drink firm will deliver – and build upon – its plans to reach carbon-neutral operations by 2030 with only minimal use of offsetting. He covers topics including supplier engagement, science-based targets and on-pack eco-labels.

Then, edie’s senior reporter Sarah George dials EDF Energy’s senior business developer for net-zero, Steve Beer, who outlines what the outcomes of COP26 will mean for corporate decarbonisation strategy development and delivery. Specifically, Beer looks at beyond-supply options for cutting energy emissions, including self-generation and electric vehicle (EV) integration.

Want to learn more?

EDF Energy has been a headline partner for edie’s Countdown to COP26 Festival and Net-Zero November editorial campaigns. Follow the links above to recap on all of the content from these campaigns.

Most recently, edie and EDF Energy hosted an online Net-Zero Inspiration Session on using clean corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAS) to support the delivery of renewable energy and decarbonisation strategies.

That 45-minute session featured presentations from – and a Q&A with – EDF Energy’s senior manager of PPA and sustainable solutions Adam Clark, and Edrington’s head of carbon reduction Graham MacWilliam. Edrington is a Scotland-based spirits firm perhaps better known through its brands,.

Click here to watch the Net-Zero Inspiration Session on demand. This is a free resource.

The edie podcast is available to listen to on Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple and Google. You can also subscribe to this podcast on iTunes and bookmark this page to see the full list of podcast episodes as they appear. Have a question about this podcast or a suggestion for future episodes? Email us at Please bear in mind that all our speaker slots are now filled for 2021.

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