Below is our recent interview with Nathan Bonnisseau, Co-Founder and CMO of Plan A.
Q: What is Plan A? For those who have never heard of it, tell us something more?
A: Plan A is a company created in 2017 that offers a scientific, easy-to-use carbon management software to businesses. Our ambition is to facilitate companies on their journey to decarbonization. We believe that companies are the biggest opportunity for us to reduce carbon emissions in the short span of time we have left to avoid the worst of climate change.
Q: How can your platform help companies to reduce their environmental footprint?
A: Our platform allows businesses to take ownership of their emissions and ESG performance at large. We provide the tool that gives the sustainability lead the track record they need to start taking action and communicate demonstrable reduction results throughout the process.
The Plan A Carbon Manager covers data collection, visualisation, action planning and compensation with certified projects. We are turning the challenge of environmental data collection into powerful business insights supporting business performance, human welfare and our planet’s health.
Q: You’ve recently raised $3 Million in Seed funding; can you tell us something more?
A: Everyone in the team is really excited about the closing of this funding round. Thanks to this funding, we are able to accelerate and grow our action and reach a level of impact that is becoming relevant to our ambitions. We aim to serve more use cases of corporate carbon accounting and further develop materials and tools that will help any member of any business steer their company in the sustainable direction.
Q: Can you explain our readers why we should offset carbon?
A: Anyone and every entity – business, state, individual – has a carbon footprint. The amount of carbon that gets emitted due to the activity of either of these entities has to be measured and either avoided or compensated in some shape or form. Because it is virtually impossible to avoid all emissions, the compensation part is an essential piece of the puzzle, served by the offsetting a carbon market mechanisms.
That is why it is so important to combine offsetting with strategic carbon reduction plans to develop a coherent sustainable approach. Important to add here, make sure that the carbon measurement tool and methodology used is thorough, scientific and encompasses all your emissions!
Q: What are your plans for the first half of 2021?
A: We’re already well into 2021 so we’re planning to speed up the pace of our operations to make sure we can serve new markets, provide more services and modules.
We are planning a great campaign to promote transparency. Stay tuned on our channels to learn more and discover how you can help!