Empowering SMBs Towards Net Zero: Sage's Elisa Moscolin on Carbon Accountability and Sustainability.
In this enlightening episode, we delve into the world of sustainability and carbon footprint management with Elisa Moscolin, the Executive Vice President of Sustainability at Sage and the Sage Foundation.
Elisa brings to the table a wealth of knowledge on aiding small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in navigating the complexities of carbon footprint accounting and sustainability practices. She emphasizes the integral role of SMBs in achieving global net zero targets and the disproportionate challenges they face in starting their sustainability journeys.
Elisa outlines Sage's dual-pronged approach to sustainability: internally striving for net zero and externally empowering SMBs to follow suit. She highlights Sage's commitment to science-based targets, aiming for a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030 and achieving net zero by 2040.
A key focus of the discussion is the innovative carbon accounting software solution, Sage Earth, which simplifies carbon footprint measurement for SMBs. This solution integrates with financial systems, offering an automated, user-friendly platform that encourages businesses to take actionable steps towards reducing their emissions.
The conversation also explores broader trends affecting SMBs, like increased regulation and the need for supportive policies. Elisa emphasizes the importance of creating an ecosystem to aid SMBs, involving banks and policymakers.
She shares her personal journey into sustainability, driven by a deep sense of responsibility and a desire to make a meaningful impact.
This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of business and environmental stewardship, offering valuable insights into the challenges and solutions for SMBs in the race to net zero.
About Elisa Moscolin
Elisa Moscolin is a sustainability professional with a track record of driving this agenda in global blue-chip organisations. She advises Boards and Executive teams on sustainability strategy and execution. She has worked in the ICT and Financial Services sectors. She is currently Executive Vice President for Sustainability at Sage Group plc.; Sage is a global market leader for technology for small and medium businesses.
Prior to that, Elisa was Head of Sustainability & ESG at Santander where she led the transformation from old-fashioned CSR to sustainability. Elisa was also responsible for the bank’s Foundation, which she restructured by working closely with its Board of Trustees to enhance its governance, reputation, and impact. Before Santander, Elisa worked for Vodafone Group in global and local roles in Italy, the UK and Kenya.
Elisa is an alumna of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy.