The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.

Building a sustainable future

Until now, natural resources such as energy, materials, water and land have been abundant and cheap. As a result, today’s economy – from buildings and transport to food and clothing – is wasteful. The scarcity of resources, the impact of their use and the growth of emerging economies mean that the infrastructure, products and services of tomorrow will have to be radically different. The Carbon Trust works with organisations to address these challenges and deliver on our mission – to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy.

Who we work with

Our partners and clients are leaders in this transition – governments and multilateral organisations, businesses and the public sector. We act as a catalyst, working closely with them to help them succeed. Our experts listen closely to their needs, understand their challenges and create bespoke solutions, often acting as a critical friend. With over 16 years’ experience, we understand what does and doesn’t work and most importantly – why.

What we do

We cut through uncertainty to provide insights that support better, often bolder, decisions. We design and manage complex projects and collaborations that overcome financial and behavioural barriers to deliver real results. And, when the time comes to celebrate success, we recognise achievement through assurance and certification of the outcomes.

Our principles

Impact. We listen to our partners and clients and create solutions that meet their needs, drawing on our experience and know-how.


In order to deliver our mission, grow, innovate and capture emerging opportunities we must be financially strong. Any surplus revenue is reinvested in our work.


We insist on honesty, integrity and fairness in our work and expect the same from our partners, clients and contractors. The direct or indirect offer, payment, soliciting or acceptance of bribes in any form is unacceptable and we must avoid conflicts of interest.

Health, safety and the environment.

We have a systematic approach to health, safety and environmental management. We work to have a positive impact on the environment and ensure the safety and well-being of our people.


We value diversity and provide an inclusive environment for our people. We recruit, reward and promote on merit and seek to develop skills and capabilities.


We learn from our experience, successes and failures, avoid blame and aim to continually improve.


We comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which we operate and, where appropriate, go beyond compliance.

We are committed to continually improving our environmental performance.