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Is remote work the answer to becoming carbon neutral?

As companies seek carbon-zero solutions, questions about the positive implications of remote work are asked.

“We are the first staffing agency of our size that is projected to be carbon-negative.”


There are many variables that need to be factored into whether or not remote work is having a beneficial impact on the overall carbon footprint. Chris Bambacus, Aquent's Director of Social and Environmental Responsibility, joined Sonali Basak from Bloomberg News to discuss this important topic. Chris says that he and Aquent are focused on what they can do to reduce the company's draw on power and resources. As part of Aquent's decision to become a remote-first workforce, they closed 24 offices and reduced their global office space from 200,000 square feet to roughly 24,000 square feet. Because of decisions like this Aquent is projected to be carbon negative in 2022. That means the talent they supply to their clients will not increase the carbon footprint at those companies.

This article originally appeared on Bloomberg Quicktake.

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