Zamabi Consultants

Zamabi Consultants: Working for a sustainable future

Madrid, SpainMadrid, Spain
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Growth
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Zamabi is a young Spanish technology-based company specialized in carbon footprint. One of our aims is the developement and implementation of sustainability indicators for Research & Developement & Innovation.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

carbon footprint is the key for climate change fighting?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Almost all the activities (mobility, food, etc ...) and consumption goods (clothing, fuels, appliances, etc ...) involve emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Today society demands products and services that respect the environment.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The carbon footprint is measured in tons of CO2 equivalents which allows working with parameters easy to understand and to handle. With the recent publication of international standards ISO / TS 14067 and ISO / TR 14069 the company has the right to develop projects to ensure basic principles to ensure the successful implementation of the carbon footprint in society regulatory framework.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The wine sector in Spain is suffering the consequences of increasing temperatures caused by climate change so their business model is being affected. The carbon footprint helps them to localize the sources of emissions and know the environmental impact they are causing. Thanks to this indicator, they are able to decrease the consumptions that implies a reduction not only of emissions but of investments. Finally, to reduce the carbon footprint leads to economic savings.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

The main advantages of having this determination done in a company are: -Economical: Strategies arising from its implementation and optimization allow reducing consumption by up to 20% in the first year. The emission reductions for businesses is not only an alternative to compensate the environment, but also offers the possibility of optimizing their energy costs and becomes a differentiator. -Differentiation: Companies that are ahead and integrate the carbon footprint indicator will be in an advantageous position compared to its competitors and win the Confidence of its customers, investors, suppliers, partners, the public and government authorities, as well as strengthening the prestige of their trademarks. –Environmental: The carbon footprint is valid and effective for the development of strategies that will lead to a carbon-free society instrument.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Leadership, Sustainability, Value Creation and Social Commitment, are some of the advantages accruing to firms that perform the measurement of the carbon footprint. Organizations that assume effective and publicly committed to environmental stewardship through this tool are strengthened by example of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

This project requires littles budget, is supported by the co-founders.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

What differences Zamabi is the commitment, knowledge and vocation of the team. We count on the support of several institutions and entities such as Universities, Foundations, Federations, Asociations, NGOs and companies that makes our work professional, multi-skilled and multi-talented.
Team

Founding Story

Zamabi started as an Association bound to Polytechnical University of Madrid. In January 2013 arrived the opportunity of develop a project for a wind farm company and we decided it was the moment to start our adventure.

Team

Zamabi is composed by Forest Engineerings and Environmental Specialists. We dedicate full time to the project. We are organizated in three areas: Administration and Finances, Projects and Training. We count on the participation of an specialized in Communication and commercial agent.
About You
Organization:
Zamabi Consultores
About You
First Name

Marina

Last Name

Asunción Cotelo

About Your Project
Organization Name

Zamabi Consultores

How long has your organization been operating?

Project
Organization Country

, Madrid

Country where this project is creating social impact

, Madrid

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals.

Supplemental
Sector

Greenhouse Gases.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Small and Medium Enterprises of all kinds of sectors: Energy, Transports, Agrifood, Forestal, Hotels, Waste...

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

One of our aims is to work abroad and be able of achieve the commitments of Horizon 2020.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

One of ours projects consisting of the calculation of the carbon footprint of Forest School (from Polytechnical University of Madrid) was awarded with an economic recognization supported by Ecoembes.
Another of our projects consisting of the calculation of the carbon footprint of the transport of the helicopters and the application for decision making in forest fire-fighting, was recognized with an award in the sector.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

Are you are a current Unilever employee?