Businesses shunning carbon offsets due to lack of trust, study finds

18th January 2023


A lack of trust in carbon offsets is stalling corporate uptake and potentially pushing net-zero plans off track, a new global survey has found.

The poll of over 500 chief sustainability officers (CSOs) in the UK, US and Canada found that 41% do not use carbon offsets due to trust issues. Of those who do use carbon credits, 4% don’t validate t

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