One Tribe Partners With Santander To Help Global Businesses On Their Journey To Net Zero

Krista Greenaway

Krista Greenaway

One Tribe has partnered with Santander to help business owners decarbonise their exports and understand the process behind achieving net zero.

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About Santander

Santander is a global banking group that offers innovative solutions and services to business owners to help grow their businesses. Following the launch of their Navigator portal, Santander aims to use the portal as a means to inform UK businesses on local legislation and regulations surrounding shipping and export processes across international trade. 

With more and more businesses taking responsibility for their carbon footprint and a new legal requirement for businesses to report on their annual GHG emissions, the need for simple and effective advice has become more pressing. By partnering with One Tribe, Santander will now be able to offer training support and advice through the Navigator portal, via One Tribe, which will help businesses decarbonise their export process and assist them in reaching long-term net zero and ESG targets. 

As Santander’s primary carbon partner, One Tribe will support Santander in helping businesses to reduce emissions using nature-based offset solutions that include tree protection, ESG projects and nature based carbon offsets.

Education Surrounding Decarbonisation And Net Zero Emissions

One Tribe’s partnership with Santander provides an exciting opportunity to educate thousands of UK businesses and SMEs who are expanding overseas on carbon emission reduction and sector-specific best practices. 

Carbon Education Events

Working alongside Santander, One Tribe will be launching a bespoke six part content series including webinars, podcasts and articles that provide a structured program for businesses to kick-start their journey to net zero.

The events will be available exclusively through Santander, and accessible via the Navigator portal for all active members. 

Starting in September 2022 these events will take place over a period of six months, focusing on high-carbon emitting sectors including Logistics, Food and Drink, Retail and Wholesale, and Tech and Media. The Carbon Education series will answer questions on carbon offsets, net zero emissions, and how to lower carbon footprint with a focus on export. 

In addition to the education series, One Tribe is also active on the Navigator portal and is available to provide direct advice and support on the steps businesses need to take to reduce their carbon footprint and start their journey to net zero.

Helping Businesses To Reach Net Zero

Santander recognises the importance of supporting more businesses to decarbonise export and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. By partnering with One Tribe, they are now able to offer everything UK businesses need on their net zero journeys and enable more and more UK businesses to export sustainably.

Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

Alan is a risk management thought-leader, superconnector, and FinTech pioneer. His mission is to enable an Earth Positive economy which includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is Founder of Generation Blue, a venture studio dedicated to planetary game changers powered by exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Lykke AG, pioneering blockchain based forestry and carbon backed tokens. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising global financial institutions, and was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group, a JPMorgan spin-off. Alan is an investor and advisor to regenerative impact ventures, including TreeBuddy.Earth, Regenativ, and Vlinder Climate.

Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

Tina is the Chief Business Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments, the Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. She has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education. 


She continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in her home region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan. In addition Tina holds a BA Advanced from the U of S, a Certificate in Local Government Authority from the U of R and is certified as a Professional Economic Developer for Saskatchewan and a certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

Tootoosis’ career spans 40+ years in HRM, political leadership, and Indigenous economic development, as a dedicated bridge builder and advocate for Indigenous causes.
As a key member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) team since 2021, he develops strategies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and Call to Action #92.

He is a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada and a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Spearheading various community initiatives while serving as a Chair of the SIEDN while directing ILDII and WIBF. Founder of MGT Consulting Tootoosis is based in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory.

Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

Mr. Standing has served as a Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including serving as a Director for Affinity Credit Union with assets of over six billion dollars as well as IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin and is currently a member of the One Tribe Indigenous Carbon Board.