Carbon Footprints: Methods and Calculations

Posted: 29 Feb 2012

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Michael W. Toffel

Harvard Business School

Stephanie van Sice

Harvard Business School

Date Written: July 20, 2011

Abstract

Describes methods to calculate the carbon footprint (greenhouse gas emissions) of an organization's operations and supply chain, and a product or service. Illustrates concepts with examples of calculating the carbon footprint of an organization (Harvard Business School) and a product (a newspaper). Provides data necessary for carbon footprint calculations.

Learning Objective: Teaches students how to calculate the carbon footprint (greenhouse gas emissions) of an organization's operations and supply chain, and a product or service. Illustrates concepts with examples of calculating the carbon footprint of an organization (Harvard Business School) and a product (a newspaper). Provides data necessary for carbon footprint calculations.

Suggested Citation

Toffel, Michael W. and van Sice, Stephanie, Carbon Footprints: Methods and Calculations (July 20, 2011). Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Case No. 611-075, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2013340

Michael W. Toffel (Contact Author)

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Stephanie Van Sice

Harvard Business School ( email )

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Boston, MA 02163
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