Assessing the Costs and Benefits of a Carbon Tax

While carbon taxes are often discussed at a macro-economic level, many companies struggle to understand what the impacts of carbon taxes would be on their own business. Aligned Incentives was selected to answer that question for four leading IT companies. The results will surprise you: insignificant to low costs, additional sales opportunities and the realization that carbon taxes would dwarf the impact of 700 other initiatives that IT companies could take. Feel free to download the executive summary below and contact our Managing Director Yann Risz at to discuss the costs and benefits of a carbon tax for your organization:

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Show Me the Money: The Rise of Societal Life Cycle Costing

Co-written with Chris Wellise, the Chief Sustainability Officer at HPE and Matthew Swibel, Director of Enterprise Risk and Sustainability at Lockheed Martin, this paper explores the growing trend of translating the societal impacts of products into monetary terms and assessing those societal life cycle costs in parallel to traditional Total Cost of Ownership measures.

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From Inventory To Materiality To High Return Investments

Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer at C&A, invited Aligned Incentives to co-present their footprint and materiality work at the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference. Aligned Incentives’ Managing Director Yann Risz addressed questions such as: How to develop GHG and water footprints that enable higher return sustainability investment decisions? How to move from optimizing for less emissions to optimizing for less damage to society and more business for the company?


Aligned Incentives and its client the Department of Defense presented a session on properly valuing water at the Energy Exchange conference. Specifically, Aligned Incentives laid out 4 basic steps that streamline the development of a financially and environmentally robust water strategy.

Click below to download the 4 critical steps to understand impacts, costs and risks of water for your organization, and how to identify water initiatives with the highest environmental and financial returns.

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5 steps for boosting the business relevance of sustainability

Lockheed Martin and Aligned Incentives present the 5 steps that enabled Lockheed Martin to:

  • Better support sales
  • Quantify risks in financial terms
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Boost ratings

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