Did you know that you could see a return on investment whilst helping to save the environment?

The purpose of the Betterworld.Solutions initiative is to encourage companies to adopt, publish and operate an Investment Policy to Prevent Global Warming.

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Why Betterworld?

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Real World Examples

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Create your own policy

Our businesses have opportunities to improve the environment and prevent global warming but we sometimes fail to identify them. Our suppliers, co-workers and customers can bring environmental sustainability initiatives to our attention, but only if we make listening to them a business priority.

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Together as business leaders, we can make a difference

This initiative is intended to persuade the Boards of Directors of companies with more than 250 employees to adopt an investment policy which will contain some or all of the following:-

  1. A statement that environmental projects, with the same return on investment as non-environmental projects, will be given priority.
  2. The Board will specify the return on investment criterion and the scale of environmental project should be brought to their attention and will undertake to make a decision inside a specified period.
  3. The Board will welcome co-workers or suppliers to directly inform it about projects with an environmental benefit.
  4. Ideally a helpline will be provided for co-workers and suppliers to discreetly bring environmental projects that meet the policy criterion to the attention of the Board, but which have been blocked for whatever reason at lower levels of the organisation.

Adopt an Investment Policy to Prevent Global Warming.

By way of example only, at the time of writing, it might be possible to save the equivalent of the CO2 emissions (CO2eq) of approximately 630.5 million cars and in many cases get a return on investment of less than 2 years.

A sample of such a policy can be accessed here and can be amended to meet the need of any organisation.  It can be considered as freeware and can be printed onto any company headed paper. 

We estimate that widespread adoption of more climate-friendly policies in industry globally, could have the equivalent impact of taking 630.5 million cars off the roads while also providing a useful return on investment. (See Technical Annex_RR3) 

A breakdown of the estimated CO2 savings is below.

Method No of Equivalent Cars by CO2 Mass
Voltage Optimisation  81,585,100 Read Evidence Summary
Battery Arrays 101,000,000 Read Evidence Summary
Pump Energy Savings  25,000,000 Read Evidence Summary
Electric Cars  70,000,000 Read Evidence Summary
Process Improvement  353,000,000 Read Evidence Summary
Total 630,585,100

The Investment Policy to Prevent Global Warming can be considered as being freely available. There is no requirement to acknowledge any individual in AES, or the Corporation. Companies can decide their own return on investment criteria and tailor the feedback mechanism as appropriate.

The important thing is to ensure that Boards of companies are better informed so they can save water and energy, limit the damage to our environment and also get a Return on Investment.

Please feel free to share this policy with any interested person or business If enough businesses act, together we can slow down or help to prevent Global Warming.

We can only act on what we know. And once we know, we can work together to engineer a better world.


If enough businesses act, together we can slow down or help to prevent Global Warming.

A Summary of Evidence

We estimate that widespread adoption of more climate-friendly policies in industry globally, could have the equivalent impact of taking 630.5 million cars off the roads.

Real World Examples

Just a few examples where we have the know-how to do things differently and help both the environment and the bottom line.

Create your Policy

The case for a great return on investment, from water and energy savings is very clear. "Adopt an Investment Policy to Prevent Global Warming".

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