Our History

Since we were founded in 1997, our innovative finance models and award winning carbon reduction projects have delivered positive outcomes for people and the environment. Here are some of the milestones on our journey so far.

2021

  • We merge with Natural Capital Partners, forming a world-leading solutions provider for companies and organisations looking to meet ambitious climate goals
  • We become the UK's first CDP accredited Carbon Reduction Partner
  • We are selected by Microsoft to help them meet their carbon negative goals through carbon removals projects
  • We reach 51 million tonnes CO2e reduced and 46 million lives improved around the world

51 million Tonnes CO2 reduced

46 million Lives improved

2020

  • We are voted Best Project Developer in the Voluntary Carbon Market 

2019

  • We are one year early hitting our 2020 targets to cut 20 million tonnes of CO2 and improve 20 million lives
  • We win a second Queen's Award for Sustainable Development

2018

  • ClimateCare is the number one ranked B Corporation in the UK, and awarded Best for the World, Best for Customers and Best for Workers status
  • Linklaters announce extended three year partnership with ClimateCare on World Environment Day
  • Exclusive partnership with the Gola Rainforest Project announced, bringing new finance to this unique REDD+ project in Sierra Leone

2017

  • ClimateCare wins Consultancy of the Year Award in the 2017 Better Society Awards
  • We work with Jaguar Land Rover to light up 1.2 million lives in Kenya, providing safe and clean light
  • Our work with long standing client Aviva, helps them win a UN Momentum for Change Award
  • We are recognised by B Corp as Best for the World and Best for Customers, for the second year running
  • Orb Energy programme is the first voluntary solar lighting and water heating programme in India to issue Gold Standard Carbon Credits

2016

  • We launch a new calculator to help businesses and individuals measure and offset their carbon emissions through projects which cut carbon and improve lives
  • ClimateCare ranks number one for health impact projects – winning the Environmental Finance Award for Best Project Developer – Public Health
  • ClimateCare helps Jaguar Land Rover engage employees around the globe with their CSR programme

2015

  • ClimateCare is a founding member of B Corp UK and certified as one of the UK’s First B Corporations
  • ClimateCare is voted Best Project Developer Public Health for the third year running
  • ClimateCare wins the Environmental Finance Carbon Finance Transaction of the Year Award, for our work developing innovative funding models
  • ClimateCare launches a new revolving fund that is changing cooking in Kenya for good

2014

  • We launch a new 2020 vision to protect the environment and improve lives
  • ClimateCare pledges its commitment to the provision of clean cookstoves alongside national delegations at a summit chaired by Hillary Clinton
  • Our cookstoves programme has been running for 10 years and so far cut 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 and improved life for 6.5 million people
  • We are awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development – for our outstanding contribution to tackling climate change and alleviating poverty

2013

  • ClimateCare announces it has cut a total of 16.5 million tonnes of CO2
  • We launch a new report in partnership with the Climate Development Knowledge Network and Climate Change Capital about financing energy access in East Africa
  • ClimateCare wins a new award for Best Project Developer – Public Health

2012

  • ClimateCare announces a new partnership to create UK woodland, with the Woodland Trust
  • We work with Kenyan Government to develop their 10 year National Climate Change Plan
  • We win Carbon Finance Transaction of the Year for work bringing carbon finance to safe water provision

2011

  • The Gyapa stoves project becomes the largest Gold Standard Cookstove project in the world
  • The ClimateCare management team buy the business back from J.P.Morgan

2010

  • ClimateCare lead authors a new Gold Standard methodology to bring new finance to safe water provision

2009

  • Our work leads to the world first issuance of Gold Standard cookstove credits from Ugastoves in Uganda 
  • We win the Innovation of the Year award from Energy Risk

2008

  • ClimateCare is acquired by J.P.Morgan

2007

  • We achieve 1 million tonnes of emissions reductions
  • Our efficient cookstoves methodology is adopted by The Gold Standard Foundation, channelling new finance to clean cooking programmes around the world
  • We partner with TUI Travel to develop projects in key travel destinations. This forms the cornerstone of the World Care Fund, the largest emission reduction programme in the travel industry

2006

  • We open an office in Nairobi to focus our project management expertise in this hub of sustainable development

2005

  • ClimateCare helps develop international standards for voluntary offsetting, helping fund the Gold Standard Foundation & working with the Climate Group to set up the Voluntary Carbon Standard

2004

  • We partner with the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy to bring carbon finance to sustainable development projects that improve lives.

2003

  • We lead the world’s first application of carbon finance to an improved cookstove project in Bangladesh

2001

  • We offer a service to enable individuals and companies to offset carbon emissions online
  • Working with DEFRA we help develop rules for the Voluntary Carbon Market

2000

  • We create offset mortgages with The-Cooperative – one of the first products in the world to include a carbon offset

1998

  • ClimateCare uses carbon finance to restore a rainforest in Uganda

1997 

  • ClimateCare was founded by visionary entrepreneur Mike Mason
  • The Kyoto Protocol was adopted by the international community, to tackle climate change

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