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Doughty Hanson

Private equity firm Doughty Hanson is one of the largest independent private equity groups in Europe. The firm has been carbon neutral since 2006 and began to offset its emissions through Carbon Retirement in 2011.

Doughty Hanson believes that sustainability is an important driver of value creation. As an active manager and early advocate of sustainability and responsible investment within private equity, it strives to improve the environmental sustainability of both its own operations and those of its investee companies.  

Adam Black, Head of Sustainability at Doughty Hanson said, “We are proud to partner with Carbon Retirement and benefit from its innovative and responsible approach to carbon offsetting.”


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What people say

  • "This might just be the world's first truly ethical offseting scheme."

    John Grant, Author of The Green Marketing Manifesto
  • "I have never been a fan of carbon offsetting but Carbon Retirement is different"

    Richard Ellis, Group Head of CSR Alliance Boots
  • "I have long thought European Allowances were the best alternative to offsets"

    Joseph Romm, Former environment advisor to Bill Clinton
  • "Carbon Retirement is an innovative idea that has clear differentiation in the market"

    Jo Hill, Unltd.
  • “We benefit from Carbon Retirement's innovative and responsible approach to carbon offsetting.”

    Adam Black, Head of Sustainability Doughty Hanson

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