Climate guides

Browse Watershed’s collection of guides, designed to help demystify and explain important climate topics. Are we missing one that would be useful for you? Let us know.

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Understanding the SEC’s new carbon disclosure recommendations

The SEC has proposed public companies begin reporting their carbon emissions and reductions progress alongside financial results. In this guide we cover who this proposal applies to, what it asks for specifically, and what the SEC’s next steps are.

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EU and UK climate disclosure programmes: an overview

Demystifying the EU and UK’s corporate climate disclosure programmes and how companies can get a head-start on compliance.

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Carbon removal and offsets: a buyer’s guide

Demystifying carbon credits and how companies can source them to meet their climate goals while creating maximum impact.

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Science-based targets: a guide for companies

Companies everywhere are taking a new approach to managing their carbon footprint. But how much carbon reduction is enough? And how can we know if a company is working on a real plan, rather than an empty press release?


TCFD standards: what companies need to know

Companies & CFOs are now expected to report their carbon emissions with the same rigor they bring to financial results. But what exactly needs to be disclosed? And to whom? And how?

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Clean power: how companies can decarbonize electricity

Zero-carbon electricity is our best existing tool against climate change—the low-hanging fruit of decarbonization. We need to switch over faster, and companies can play a pivotal role here.

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Carbon in the cloud

Cloud computing and data centers have become core global infrastructure—and significant drivers of carbon emissions. In this guide, we’re sharing what we’ve learned about calculating emissions from cloud providers and data centers, and how to drive those emissions to zero.

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A standard for net zero

To solve climate change, the world needs to get to net zero carbon, fast: drastically cutting emissions from every part of the economy and removing what’s left.

Building a world-class climate program

Climate programs are fast becoming standard for companies. Investor pressure is building and climate disclosure is required for large companies in the UK and Europe. Talented employees want to work at companies that are acting on climate. And customers expect to buy from low-carbon companies. This is good for business—and it’s critical for the planet. So, where should you start?