A survey to investigate the drivers behind corporate engagement in voluntary carbon offsetting and climate change mitigation strategies has been launched by the International Carbon Reduction & Offset Alliance in collaboration with Imperial College London and the UNFCCC.

Questions focus on: benefits businesses have enjoyed from participating in carbon offset programmes; reasons for not offsetting; preferred carbon credit features, such as project type, location and benefits; and new features offsetters would like to be included in programmes.

Participants are also asked to supply information on the role of voluntary carbon offset programmes in their company’s overall climate strategy.

Responses will be anonymous and analysed by researchers at Imperial College London. Only aggregated or average results will be used in the final report, which is expected to be published early next year.

The survey is available here.