Carbon Management Maturity Model

  • Shelley W. W. Zhou


Carbon management on the mitigation side has been discussed in detail in Chap.  4, with an elaboration on the carbon management process from measurement to offsetting. Chap.  5 then introduced the model of total carbon management, combining the mitigation approach to achieve carbon neutrality and how business could build climate resilience from the adaptation side. When all these (i.e. mitigation and adaptation) happen within the organizational boundary of a business, we call it vertical carbon management, that is, to minimizing emissions and managing material climate risks within the organization.


  1. Eagle Corporate Advisers (2010) CarbonView Software – sale of assets to Element6 Group, Inc 31 October 2010. Accessed May 2019
  2. Habib MN (2013) Understanding critical success and failure factors of business process reengineering. Int Rev Manag Bus Res 2(1):1–10Google Scholar
  3. ISO (2011) Environmental management systems — guidelines for incorporating ecodesign, 1st edn. International Organization for Standardization, GenevaGoogle Scholar
  4. ITP (2017) Hotel global decarbonisation report. Aligning the sector with the Paris Climate Agreement towards 2030 and 2050. International Tourism Partnership, November 2017Google Scholar
  5. Lan Y (2011) Reengineering a green business. Int J Green Comput 2(1):1–11CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. McKinsey & Company (2013) Disruptive technologies: advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy. McKinsey Global Institute, Washington, DCGoogle Scholar
  7. Sanyé-Menguala E, Lozanoa RG, Farrenya R, Oliver-Solàa J, Gasola CM, Rieradevalla J (2014) Chapter 1: introduction to the eco-design methodology and the role of product carbon footprint. In: Muthu SS (ed) Assessment of carbon footprint in different industrial sectors, vol 1. Springer, SingaporeGoogle Scholar
  8. Supply Chain Consulting (2007) Mastering proactive carbon management – a 5-step model to achieving a green supply chain. Supply Chain Consulting. 2007.Google Scholar
  9. Technology Transactions (2009) Fujitsu Australia acquires supply chain consulting for A$48m. 29 April 2009. Accessed May 2019
  10. Unhelkar B (2016) Green IT strategies and applications: using environmental intelligence. CRC Press, Boca Raton. Published 22 June 2011. ISBN 9781439837801CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Zinser S, Baumgärtner A, Walliser F-S (1998) Best practice in reengineering: a successful example of the Porsche research and development center. Bus Process Manag J 4(2):154–167. Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelley W. W. Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyClear Water BayHong Kong

Personalised recommendations